Smoke-Free Ted''s Racing sponsor "Live Big" will not return

Smoke-Free Ted's Racing has been informed that the "Live Big " effort will not return as a sponsor. Live Big is a Brown & Williamson tobacco's smoke-free effort that has launched many pilot programs searching for ways to keep kids smoke-free. ...

Smoke-Free Ted's Racing has been informed that the "Live Big " effort will not return as a sponsor. Live Big is a Brown & Williamson tobacco's smoke-free effort that has launched many pilot programs searching for ways to keep kids smoke-free. For the last two years the "Live Big' logo has been part of Smoke-Free Ted's efforts. The current direction of both programs has caused that relationship to end. Live Big efforts are moving towards programs that can be duplicated nationwide whereas Smoke-Free Ted's methods are dependent on their driver, Marshall Hurley, their characters and likeness. Both programs have influenced each other for the better. " We have had a great relationship. Many raise an eyebrow and look for a hidden agenda when you say support came from a tobacco company, but I can tell you that the checks just say contribution,. They are totally supportive and agree that kids should be smoke-free." says Marshall Hurley RRT, respiratory therapist and driver of Ted's Supermodified. "They will be tough to replace as all good sponsors are. They wanted nothing in return accept for 100% effort from me in keeping kids smoke-free. If I needed it, a got it.....and I'd like to tell everybody that we reached thousands due to their help." Smoke-Free Ted's will continue to offer positive benefits to children that remain smoke-free through school visits, appearances and the web site(www.smokefreeted.org). Smoke-Free Ted's still plans to participate in NASCAR, ASA, and Supermodified races in 2000. Luckily there are lots of companies interested in reaching kids. We don't anticipate an interruption of any of our programs. Interested companies can reach Smoke-Free Ted's racing right through the web site at www.smokefreeted.org. Ted still wants to send this message...."Live Big" Live Smoke-Free!

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