IRL: Treadway, Morton''s Team for May Sam Schmidt Benefit

Indianapolis, IN: Treadway Racing is pleased to announce their third annual Indianapolis 500 Charity Benefit with help from host restaurant Morton's of Chicago, The Steakhouse. This year, all proceeds from this star studded racing event are for...

Indianapolis, IN: Treadway Racing is pleased to announce their third annual Indianapolis 500 Charity Benefit with help from host restaurant Morton's of Chicago, The Steakhouse. This year, all proceeds from this star studded racing event are for Treadway Racing driver Sam Schmidt, who was critically injured in an open testing accident in early January.

Always a favorite with the racing crowd, the benefit boasts attendance from fellow host Arie Luyendyk to drivers such as: Al Unser Jr., Robby McGehee as well as last year's CART FedEx Champion Juan Montoya and teammate Jimmy Vasser. Attendees will also have access to select motorsport collectibles in an exclusive silent auction which will include items from all forms of racing as well as the NFL, LPGA and music industry.

Hailed as THE party of May, with thanks to Morton's generosity; the benefit will feature a lavish strolling dinner buffet, open bar, valet parking available and the promise of fabulous food in a laid back, star-studded, atmosphere.

Details:

Who: Anyone is invited to attend and get a chance to rub elbows with their favorite driver.

What: 3rd Annual Treadway Racing Indianapolis 500 Benefit for the Sam Schmidt Foundation and the Sam Schmidt Family Trust.

When: Monday, May 15, 2000

Where: Morton's Steakhouse in downtown Indianapolis

What time: From 7:00 p.m. to approximately 10:00 p.m.

Cost: Cost to attend is $75.00 per person

Tickets are on sale starting today, however, seating is limited and this event is in high demand so early reservations are highly recommended. To order tickets, or for more information, contact Ruthie Culbertson of Treadway Racing at 317-387-0888. Or visit treadwayracing.com to reserve your space.

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 a 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.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Al Unser Jr. , Arie Luyendyk , Jimmy Vasser , Sam Schmidt