Kenny Wallace and Stacker 2 to Present $5,000 to FDNY Station 23 ANDOVER, N.J. (Dec. 1) -- NASCAR fans continue to recognize the heroic deeds of the Fire Department of New York City two years after the Sept. 11 tragedy. Stacker 2, "The World's...
Kenny Wallace and Stacker 2 to Present $5,000 to FDNY Station 23
ANDOVER, N.J. (Dec. 1) -- NASCAR fans continue to recognize the heroic deeds of the Fire Department of New York City two years after the Sept. 11 tragedy. Stacker 2, "The World's Strongest Fat Burner" and sponsor of the No. 23 cars that competed in NASCAR's top two divisions this year, asked fans to donate $1 to FDNY Stationhouse 23 at five NASCAR races this season. The fans responded with donations totaling $5,000.
Stacker 2 Dodge driver Kenny Wallace and Bob Emilian, vice president of retail marketing for Stacker 2, will present a check for $5,000 to the Thomas R. Elsasser Fund on behalf of FDNY Stationhouse 23 in a Dec. 3 ceremony at the firehouse. Capt. John Bendick of Engine Company No. 23 will accept the check for the foundation. The Elsasser Fund supports families of active FDNY members that died while not in the line of duty.
Race fans in the midway area during a race weekend in which this fundraiser was being held came to the Stacker 2 Splash of Energy Tour display and donated $1 to "The Lion's Den," Fire Department of New York City stationhouse number 23. Fans were also entered into a drawing to win a helmet signed by all Winston Cup and Busch Series drivers. All proceeds from this drawing went directly to the firehouse.
The program was developed by NVE Pharmaceuticals, the parent company of Stacker 2, in order to pay tribute to all the men and women that were lost in the Sept. 11 attacks. The cars of Stacker 2 drivers Wallace and Scott Wimmer carried a special "The Lion's Den" decal throughout September as a tribute to the heroic Station 23.
"It is such a great thing that Stacker 2 is doing for the fallen heroes of 9/11," Wallace said. "Stacker 2 really is passionate about giving back to society, and that is why they are such a great sponsor. I am proud to drive for them."
The program began at Dover (Del.) International Speedway in conjunction with The Stacker 200 presented by YJ Stinger, a 2003 Busch Series race. The other four tracks that hosted the program were Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C.; Memphis (Tenn.) Motorsports Park; Phoenix International Raceway and Homestead-Miami Speedway.
"This program is near and dear to everyone's heart here at NVE because of our close proximity to New York City," said Bob Occhifinto, President/CEO for NVE. "We all knew people that lost their lives in the terrible attack on our country. We feel it is our duty to try to repay all the heroic men and women who put their lives on the line everyday for the citizens of the United States."
YJ Stinger is Stacker 2's extreme energy drink, totally ephedra-free and available in three lightly carbonated flavors: Sinful Citrus, Pounding Punch and Enraged Raspberry. Enraged Raspberry is also available in a Sugar Free formula.
NVE Pharmaceuticals of Andover, N.J., exclusively manufactures, distributes and markets the entire Stacker 2 line of products ("The Worlds Strongest Fat Burner") and YJ Stinger.