RACE: DC Region raises $14,000 to fight MS.

6 September 2001: The Washington DC Region of the Sports Car Club of America announced today that the Olympic Auto Parts 600 to Benefit MS raised more than $14,000 to fight Multiple Sclerosis. The proceeds from the event were split between Laps to...

6 September 2001: The Washington DC Region of the Sports Car Club of America announced today that the Olympic Auto Parts 600 to Benefit MS raised more than $14,000 to fight Multiple Sclerosis. The proceeds from the event were split between Laps to Conquer MS and The National Capital Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. This is the second year that the DC Region and Olympic Auto Parts raised funds to fight MS.

At the end of the three-day Labor Day Classic, $14,300 had been raised for the two charities. The total donation is likely to increase by as much as $1,000 when dedicated proceeds from ticket sales and entries are tabulated. Last year, the Region raised $12,000 to fight MS.

"The Board cannot begin to tell you how much the Region appreciates the efforts of our Charity Co-Chairs, Anne Callihan and Gil Osenburg, in making this event a success," said Jeff Janoska, Assistant RE. In addition to the efforts of the two Co-chairs, Janoska singled out Dave Toy for his efforts. "Dave really came through for the Region and raised the most money, far and away."

The Olympic Auto Parts 600 to Benefit MS closed out the 2001 Mid-Atlantic Road Racing Series and the Region's racing season at Summit Point. SCCA road racing will return to Summit Point in April, 2002 with the Capital National, the first race in the NESCCA championship.

-scca/dc

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