IRL: Kelley Racing announces charitable partnership

Kelley Racing announces charitable partnership with PitCrewForADay. INDIANAPOLIS, In. (February 6, 2003)---Kelley Racing is pleased to announce that they have partnered with PitCrewForADay for the 2003 IndyCar series season. PitCrewForADay is...

Kelley Racing announces charitable partnership with PitCrewForADay.

INDIANAPOLIS, In. (February 6, 2003)---Kelley Racing is pleased to announce that they have partnered with PitCrewForADay for the 2003 IndyCar series season. PitCrewForADay is an Arizona based company that was formed to provide fund raising programs for a variety of non-profit organizations around the country and Kelley Racing will be the first IndyCar team to partner in their fund raising efforts for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

To raise funds for their charitable organizations, PitCrewForADay hosts an honorary pit crewmember raffle entitled "The Experience of a Lifetime". A total of 5000 raffle tickets will be sold for $100 per ticket, which will enter each ticket purchaser into a drawing. The first place winner receives an honorary position on the Kelley Racing pit crew during a participating event during the 2003 IndyCar season as well as round trip air fare for two, ground transportation, two all access pit passes, two grandstand tickets, hotel accommodations with Kelley Racing, an exact replica of a drivers helmet autographed by the driver, his crew and Tom Kelley as well as the option of working with the crew throughout the event weekend.

"Kelley Racing has always been very proud of the active role we take with charitable organizations," said Vice President Jim Freudenberg. "The PitCrewForADay program is a very unique platform to bring attention and funds to a reputable organization, The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and allow a fan of Kelley Racing to have a dream come true and to be a part of the pit crew for a weekend."

The first raffle will be held on February 24th for a position on the No. 31 Corteco entry of Al Unser Jr. at the Copper World Indy 200 on March 23rd in Phoenix, Arizona. Additional raffles will be held throughout the season for other events on the 2003 IndyCar schedule. The funds raised via the PitCrewForADay raffle will go to support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Desert SW Chapter. Marci Zimmerman, Executive Director of the JDRF Southwest Chapter is excited by the potential of this new fund raising endeavor. "This is a great opportunity for someone special to have an experience of a lifetime and we truly appreciate the hard work and dedication of all those involved," she said. "We are thrilled that a portion of the proceeds will directly benefit the hundreds of thousands of kids who can't wait for a cure."

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is the world's leading non-profit, non-governmental funder of diabetes research and was founded in 1970 by the parents of children with juvenile diabetes. Juvenile diabetes is a disease that strikes children suddenly, making them insulin dependent for life and carries the constant threat of devastating complications. Since its inception, JDRF has provided more than $600 million to diabetes research worldwide. For more information on JDRF you can visit their website at www.jdrf.org or call 1-800-533-CURE.

To get more information or to enter to win the "Experience of a Lifetime" you can go to their website at www.PitCrewForADay.com or call 1-866-573-RACE (7223).

---www.kelleyracing.com----

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Series Charity , IndyCar
Drivers Al Unser Jr.