CHAMPCAR/CART: CARA Charities names Runway Madness III recipients

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Championship Drivers Association Benevolent Fund and the Children’s Fund of San Bernardino County will share in the proceeds of Runway Madness III. The fundraiser, in its third year, will be held in conjunction with the...

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Championship Drivers Association Benevolent Fund and the Children’s Fund of San Bernardino County will share in the proceeds of Runway Madness III. The fundraiser, in its third year, will be held in conjunction with the season-ending FedEx Championship Series race at California Speedway, Friday, Oct. 27 in Ontario, Calif.

The 2000 event -- Runway Madness III, presented by FedEx… The Madness Continues -- will once again feature a full evening of entertainment, food and drink, carnival-style games and silent and live auctions of motorsports memorabilia and other priceless items. A celebration of the entire CART community, Runway Madness showcases the hidden talents of FedEx Championship Series drivers and owners, their families, special guests and various celebrities in attendance.

The 20-year-old Championship Drivers Association began the Benevolent Fund for the purpose of helping racing drivers and their families with aid in times of crisis. The fund assists drivers' families in case of tragedy, and helps if a driver is forced into retirement due to injury. Mauricio Gugelmin is the current Chairman of the Championship Drivers Association.

The mission of the Children’s Fund of San Bernardino County assist in the care of children who are at risk in the community due to abuse, neglect, poverty or abandonment. A full 100 percent of the donations received go directly to the children, thanks to a special public/private partnership with the county. Programs include a Daily Referral Service, a Children’s Assessment Center, an Education First program for the homeless and a holiday gift project.

CARA Charities was founded in 1981 to serve the community through charitable work and promote the friendship of all those involved in the motor sports family. Over $3 million dollars have been distributed to numerous racing and community organizations. Some of those charities include CART Ministries, Children’s Hospital of Miami, CARA Benevolent Fund, Inc., Loma Linda Children’s Hospital, CARA-Shirley Bettenhausen Fund at Methodist Hospital, Foote Memorial Hospital, International Vehicular Injury Research Center, Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer and Valley View Medical Center.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Mauricio Gugelmin