July 24, 2003
Dodge gives free Indy seats to under-privileged kids
Vancouver, B.C. – Dodge has invited nearly 240 under-privileged
children and children with disabilities from Kidsport and the BC Little League
Challenger Division to watch Friday’s Vancouver Molson Indy Race from one of
the best viewing locations in the area – Dodge Corner.
2003 marks the eighth year Dodge is a major sponsor of the world-class
Molson Indy series in Vancouver. Dodge Corner is an exclusive viewing section
at Turn 2 of the Vancouver Molson Indy Track.
“Indy Racing is one of the summer’s most exciting spectator sports. Many
of the young kids Dodge has invited to Friday’s race day have never seen
professional Indy racing before, much less watched it from some of the best
seats in the house,” said John MacDonald, Dodge Brand Manager, DaimlerChrysler
Canada. “Attending an Indy in Canada is a big thrill, no matter how old you
are or how many times you’ve already been. I can’t wait to see these young
people’s faces as they see the 700 Horsepower open wheel racers roar through
Dodge Corner; not to mention all the other activities on site that day
including our Power & Performance vehicle display in Enterprise Hall.”
“We’re very grateful to Dodge for providing our kids the opportunity of a
lifetime, to enjoy one of the premiere events in Vancouver,” said Pete
Quevillon, Kidsport Provincial Coordinator, BC.
KidSport is the charitable arm of Sport BC that helps overcome the
financial obstacles that may limit children from playing sport. The Challenger division of Little League Baseball is a program for mentally and physically disabled youth that allows them to enjoy the full benefits of Little League participation in an athletic environment structured to their abilities.