Rick Hansen Institute update

Blue Streak gets RHI fund raising in motion. On Sunday May 19th, Blue Streak and Turner Motorsports staff huddled together in the blustery frigid weather on the hill of Delaware Speedway hours before the running of the first 2002 CASCAR Super ...

Blue Streak gets RHI fund raising in motion.

On Sunday May 19th, Blue Streak and Turner Motorsports staff huddled together in the blustery frigid weather on the hill of Delaware Speedway hours before the running of the first 2002 CASCAR Super Series race. This was the kick off event to the 2002 fund raising for the Rick Hansen Institute. Last year this fund raising event sold over 600 Blue Streak Racing t-shirts under beautiful warm sunny skies; it was a hard sell on Sunday as race fans were layered in winter clothes, hats, and gloves. However at a cost of $10.00 for each t- shirt, nearly $1,500.00 was raised in our effort to help RHI in their Mission to "Help Accelerate the Discovery a Cure for Spinal Cord Injury". Special thanks to Brad McGonigle of Delaware Speedway and to all the race fans who continue to support Blue Streak racing in this effort.

On Tuesday, May 21st, at the Toronto Westin Harbour Castle, the Rick Hansen Institute held their 15th Anniversary Reception in celebration of Rick Hansen's return from his Man in Motion tour. This evening was also in celebration of their launch of the Rick Hansen "Man In Motion Campaign". This was a special invitation event. Rick and Marge Decher from Blue Streak, as well as Alan Turner, driver of the Blue Streak Intrepid, his wife Jill and son James Turner were very honoured to be invited and take part in this very momentous occasion. They had an opportunity to talk with Rick Hansen, his wife Amanda and one of Rick's 15 year team members, Nancy Thompson.

We were very excited to discuss with the RHI Team the June 30 Cayuga event in which the NASCAR drivers will compete in the 20 lap "Auto Parts Plus/Auto Plus Charity Shoot Out for RHI" to raise money and awareness for the Rick Hansen Institute. This race is being sponsored by Uni-Select and the winner of the NASCAR race will present Uni-Select's $5,000.00 donation to RHI. We were also happy to share with them further good news. Mitch Mortimer from MMC Group, promoter of the Cayuga event, advised us that they have set aside space where we will have our Blue Streak Racing Intrepid Show Car and be able to raise funds and awareness selling our Blue Streak Racing t-shirts. Very special thanks to the staff at Cayuga Speedway.

We thank all the CASCAR Super Series race fans and participating Speedways who continue to support Blue Streak Racing in conjunction with the Rick Hansen Institute to raise awareness and funds to one day find a cure for spinal cord injury.

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Series Charity , NASCAR Canada
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