IRL: Morton''s/Treadway Racing Benefit For Sam Schmidt Sold Out

Indianapolis, IN: Treadway Racing and Morton's of Chicago, The Steakhouse, are pleased to announce that the Sam Schmidt Benefit being held on Monday, May 15th from 7-10 p.m. has sold out. Schmidt, best known for his wonderful personality and ...

Indianapolis, IN: Treadway Racing and Morton's of Chicago, The Steakhouse, are pleased to announce that the Sam Schmidt Benefit being held on Monday, May 15th from 7-10 p.m. has sold out. Schmidt, best known for his wonderful personality and sense of humor, was the primary driver for Treadway Racing until a racing accident in early January left him a quadriplegic.

Both companies would like to send their thanks to those who have purchased their reservations and assures them a night of driving celebrities and exclusive auction items from the NFL, NASCAR, The Indy Racing Northern Light Series and Major League Baseball, just to name a few.

Schmidt himself will also be in attendance, making a "guest" appearance.

The benefit this year will play host to more than 27 drivers, as well as the "who's who" in the racing industry. Due to the generosity of Morton's, a lavish strolling buffet provides the main attraction, complimented with an open bar, valet parking and a laid back, star-studded atmosphere.

The Sam Schmidt Foundation continues to encourage contributions from well-wishers, and recommends that those wishing to contribute should contact Ruthie Culbertson at Treadway Racing for more information.

Morton's of Chicago, The Steakhouse, operates premium quality restaurants. The first Morton's was opened up in Chicago in 1978, and has expanded to a group of 51 restaurants worldwide. Since its opening, Morton's has been consistently recognized as one of the nation's finest dining establishments, achieving critical acclaim and numerous industry awards for premium food and wine selections, quality of service and elegant décor.

Sam Schmidt is currently participating in a program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri that is designed to optimize neural activity in the injured spinal cord and reverse his quadriplegia. He has recovered enhanced ability to spontaneously breathe and has begun to gain motor and sensory function below his original level of injury.

For more information regarding Treadway Racing, visit www.treadwayracing.com on the Internet.

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