SCCA team BimmerWorld donates winnings

SCCA SPEED World Challenge Touring Car's BimmerWorld Racing Donates Winnings To Wheelchair Foundation BLACKSBURG, Va. (Oct. 27, 2004) -- BimmerWorld Racing drivers Seth Thomas, James Clay and Matt Richmond donated $7,500 of the...

SCCA SPEED World Challenge Touring Car's BimmerWorld Racing Donates Winnings To Wheelchair Foundation

BLACKSBURG, Va. (Oct. 27, 2004) -- BimmerWorld Racing drivers Seth Thomas, James Clay and Matt Richmond donated $7,500 of the team's winnings to the Wheelchair Foundation in a check presentation ceremony following the SCCA SPEED World Challenge Touring Car race Sunday, Oct. 17 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

Thomas and Clay presented the check to Jason Katz, Associate Director of Community Relations for the Wheelchair Foundation, which will be used to purchase 100 new wheelchairs for those in need.

"The Wheelchair Foundation is grateful for the support that BimmerWorld Racing has shown us," Katz said. "Their donation means granting the gift of mobility to those who need it most. We are pleasantly surprised at the generous amount that BimmerWorld was able to donate and we look forward to a continued relationship with BimmerWorld Racing."

"You really can't describe in words how this affects the kids and the families until you see their faces," Thomas said describing the impact of the team's donation. "The Wheelchair Foundation is an organization that does a lot of good for people throughout the world. We're just glad that we can be a part of it and that we can help them out. We want to help kids and adults have fun with their lives, while we're having fun racing. It's just something that we can give back."

The Wheelchair Foundation has delivered more than 300,000 wheelchairs in 129 countries to adults, teens and children and distributes an average of 10,000 wheelchairs each month. A $75 tax-deductible donation can help deliver one wheelchair to a recipient in need.

The Wheelchair Foundation is a nonprofit organization leading an international effort to create awareness of the needs and abilities of people with physical disabilities, to promote the joy of giving, create global friendship, and to deliver a wheelchair to every child, teen and adult in the world who needs one, but cannot afford one. For these people, the Wheelchair Foundation delivers Hope, Mobility and Freedom.

For more information about the Wheelchair Foundation, visit www.wheelchairfoundation.org or call 877-378-3839.

For more information on BimmerWorld Racing, visit www.bimmerworldracing.com.

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Series Charity , PWC
Drivers James Clay , Matt Richmond
Teams BimmerWorld Racing