Stevenson Team Stands Behind The Warriors Who Stand For Our Freedom
Hope For The Warriors® program seeks to ensure the sacrifices of wounded and fallen warriors and their families are never forgotten nor their needs unmet.
When the No. 57 Stevenson Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro GT.R returns to the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No.16 this weekend for the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, one of the more important decals the car will carry will be in support of the Hope For The Warriors® program.
When drivers Robin Liddell, Jan Magnussen and Ronnie Bremer are pushing their Chevrolet Camaro to outrun the rest of the GT field, they will be out in front in support of this national nonprofit organization that takes a caring and devoted approach to enhancing the quality of life for U.S. service members and their families nationwide who have been adversely affected by injuries or death in the line of duty.
Just as the Stevenson Team needs to put all the pieces together to have a successful run to the front in the sport of auto racing, so too do the good people at Hope For The Warriors® bring together the resources and commitment to delivering outstanding service in life to those who may have had their road to the front set off track by the unforgiving circumstances of combat. Yes, just as the Stevenson Team needs the support of everyone on the team to move forward, America's wounded warriors and their families need the support of all of us Americans.
Team Owner John Stevenson: "We are proud to carry the Hope For The Warriors® logo on our race car. There can never be enough caring and support shown to those men and women who have stepped up to protect all of us from the many and varied threats to our freedom, and often at a high personal cost. Our race cars also carry an American Eagle design because we are firmly committed to all that is good in America and the people behind the Hope For The Warriors® program are shining examples of America at its best."
The Stevenson entry at the 49th Rolex 24 at Daytona will mark the 100th Rolex Series entry by this race team that operates out of Jacksonville, North Carolina. Jacksonville is also home to Camp LeJeune, where the Marine Expeditionary Forces in Readiness are stationed.
Team Manager Mike Johnson is proud to have his name linked with both of these great American organizations, the Hope For The Warriors® program and the Stevenson Motorsports race team. "I recently moved my family from the mid-west to the Wilmington area, just south of Jacksonville, North Carolina," he said, "and, being so close to Camp LeJeune I have found a renewed awareness of just what our American troops must go through to prepare for the arduous task of defending our American way of life. I am very proud to carry the Hope For The Warriors® logo on our race cars and I ask that all Americans remember how important this program is and the positive difference they make in the lives of our soldiers. We are going to try as hard as we can to have their logo cross the finish line first!"
Established in 2006, Hope For The Warriors® upholds a legacy of care for the wounded that began in October of 2004 when the reality of sacrifices given in the line of duty took a personal hold on co-founders and friends, Robin Kelleher and Shannon Maxwell. It was at this time that Shannon's husband, Lieutenant Col Tim Maxwell, was severely wounded in Iraq after shrapnel from a mortar attack left him with a traumatic brain injury. Strengthened by the support of friends and family and an unwavering determination throughout recovery, a mission of advocacy began on behalf of wounded warriors and their families.
-source: stevenson motorsports