Berlin's young race car driver, Ryan Preece, has had a great year on the track but it is nothing compared to what he is doing Saturday during his race at Staford Motor Speedway.
A 2011 Stafford SK Modified Division Champion, Preece will be Racing to Raise Money For Make-A-Wish in the 2nd Annual CARQUEST Champions for Charities Event to be held on Saturday, June 30.
Stafford Motor Speedway, along with CARQUEST Auto Parts, are constantly searching for innovative ways to be involved in the community through local charitable organizations and 2012 will be no different with the CARQUEST Champions for Charities race event. This special event, which is set to accompany the 9th Annual CARQUEST Super Saturday event, will be an invitation only format that will pair charitable organizations with talented open-wheel champions from the past and the present. Each driver will select their preferred charity.
Since 1980 when a boy named Chris wished to be a police officer, the Make-A-Wish Foundation®has granted the wishes of more than 240,000 children - one wish every 40 minutes. As a Make-A-Wish Foundationsupporter, I have seen the remarkable power of a wish - the gift of hope, strength and joy is immeasurable to a seriously ill child. It quite simply does what no medicine can - bringing precious moments of respite and joy to the children, their families and even entire communities.
Children like Justin, who wished to be a race car driver, are living their fondest wish because of the compassion and generosity of people like you. When Justin's wish got rolling, he roared to a local racetrack escorted by a Ferrari, a Lamborghini, a Maserati and a BMW. When he arrived, he hopped into an F1 kart to race his family and friends. After his trip to the Winner's Circle, he enjoyed a post-race party complete with all his favorite racing video games.
I invite you to learn more about the Make-A-Wish Foundationand to support the efforts of this worthy organization. Please join me in making a difference in the life of a child - please donate today!