FLEETWOOD RV CONTINUES TO SUPPORT MOTOR RACING OUTREACH WITH DONATION OF THREE MOTOR HOMES RIVERSIDE, Calif. (April 8, 1999) - Fleetwood Enterprises, Inc., the world's largest RV manufacturer, continues to strengthen its relationship with...
FLEETWOOD RV CONTINUES TO SUPPORT MOTOR RACING OUTREACH WITH DONATION OF THREE MOTOR HOMES
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (April 8, 1999) - Fleetwood Enterprises, Inc., the world's largest RV manufacturer, continues to strengthen its relationship with Motor Racing Outreach (MRO) with this year's donation of three new motor homes for use at NASCAR sanctioned events, including the Winston Cup, Busch and Craftsman Truck series. MRO is a Christian organization that ministers to racing communities throughout the world. "Not only are the people at Fleetwood RV a pleasure to work with, they also produce a quality product that lends credibility to our programs and provides venues that help us meet the needs of the people we serve," said Lindsey Spaethe, vice president of public affairs for MRO. "Their generosity has allowed us to carry our program to other racing series, including the Craftsman Truck series this year."
The RVs comprise a significant part of MRO's mobile community center which offers a variety of services including Bible Club meetings, children's educational programs, counseling, trauma support and even physical fitness. In addition, daycare programs enable NASCAR spouses to go the pit row during the race to show their support. Anchored by a full-time staff of 14 and volunteers from churches near each racing venue, MRO supports drivers, crew members, NASCAR officials, staff and their families. "Since MRO began its operations, many more drivers, officials and crews travel to races with their families, particularly because of the day care services provided, so it has enhanced the lives of NASCAR drivers, owners and crew members," said Dick Parks, senior vice president of recreational vehicles for Fleetwood RV. "Similarly, our RVs have improved the lives, and enhanced the work, of the MRO staff. We not only provide the MRO staff with a comfortable home when they're at the races, but also with a relaxing place for children's groups, counseling sessions and Bible studies. We are pleased to help provide a way for people involved in the racing community to enhance their family lives while on the road." This year, Fleetwood RV presented MRO with a 1999 Discovery(tm) and two 1999 Bounder(r) models, these replaced the units from last year adding one unit. The additional motor homes will be used as the primary base for housing and older children's activities. "Our relationship with Fleetwood RV helps us to carry out our mission - to provide personal assistance to the racing community and help families manage their lives," said Jackie Pegram, coordinator of ministries to children for MRO. "With the added support from Fleetwood RV, we are able to offer additional programs that would have otherwise been impossible to establish, especially as our congregation continues to grow at each race." Fleetwood RV's primary motor sports activity is its sponsorship of Dale Jarrett and the Robert Yates Racing Team. Fleetwood RV is the only recreational vehicle manufacturer to hold a major associate sponsorship with a NASCAR Winston Cup driver.