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08/20/2007

 

 

 

 

DARRELL GWYNN FOUNDATION GIVES

TWO-YEAR OLD MOBILITY

Wheelchair presentation to 2-year old Jarrett Steele highlights pre-race ceremony at Sharpie 500 Race

Davie, FL: The Darrell Gwynn Foundation (DGF) is about to make a huge difference in the life of a two-year old. DGF, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the care and support of spinal cord injury victims, will donate a new power wheelchair to 2-year-old Jarrett Steele of Flintville, TN. The presentation of this life-changing donation will take place during the pre-race ceremony at this year’s Sharpie 500 NASCAR Race at the Bristol Motor Speedway on August 25. In addition, Chevy Racing is providing a VIP day for the recipient and his family, and will take part in the presentation.

“We are delighted to present this wheelchair to Jarrett, the youngest recipient ever of our power wheelchair donation program,” saidDarrell Gwynn, president and founder of the Darrell Gwynn Foundation. “Jarrett’s mobility and independence will be dramatically improved with this rugged and powerful wheelchair so that he will be able to move around and experience the world in a way he never has before. Additionally, we would like to thank Chevy Racing and Bristol Motor Speedway for inviting us to present this wheelchair at one of the premier races on the NASCAR circuit.”

Jarrett suffers from Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI), which means that his bones break very easily.  Unfortunately, he will never grow to full-stature and his movement is severely limited because of his brittle bones. This will be his first power wheelchair, and at age two, he will begin to find the motion and movement he was incapable of before. Gwynn noted that insurance denied Jarrett of a power wheelchair due to his youth, but this wheelchair will last him for many, many years.

Jarrett’s physical limitations don’t limit his affection for Mickey Mouse, and he also enjoys singing and riding with his dad on the tractor. Thanks to GM, he and his family will have a special day at the race, which includes garage tours and tickets to the Sharpie 500, one of the premier races on the NASCAR circuit. 

The Darrell Gwynn Foundation exists to prevent, provide for and ultimately cure spinal cord injuries and other debilitating illnesses. The foundation works to help improve the quality of life for those already afflicted with injury and illness by providing necessary equipment or special services. The presentation to Jarrett Steele is one in a series of national donations the Foundation will present throughout the year. DGF has partnered with the Easter Seals Foundation to help identify recipients for the Wheelchair Donation Program.

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About The Darrell Gwynn Foundation

The Darrell Gwynn Foundation (DGF) is a certified non-profit 501(c)3 Agency. DGF exists to prevent, provide for and ultimately cure spinal cord injuries and other debilitating illnesses. To expedite specific cures, the Foundation assists in the funding of targeted research. DGF is also dedicated to injury prevention, with special emphasis on programs targeting children. The Foundation helps improve the quality of life for those already afflicted with injury or illness, by providing necessary equipment or special services. DGF is an official charity of the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction, National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) and has a close affiliation with NASCAR and the NASCAR Foundation. Additional information about DGF is found at www.darrellgwynnfoundation.org.

 

About General Motors, Corp.

General Motors Corp. (NYSE: GM), the world's largest automaker, has been the annual global industry sales leader for 76 years. Founded in 1908, GM today employs about 280,000 people around the world. With global headquarters in Detroit, GM manufactures its cars and trucks in 33 countries. In 2006, nearly 9.1 million GM cars and trucks were sold globally under the following brands: Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, GM Daewoo, Holden, HUMMER, Opel, Pontiac, Saab, Saturn and Vauxhall. GM's OnStar subsidiary is the industry leader in vehicle safety, security and information services. More information on GM can be found at www.gm.com.

 

About Bristol Motor Speedway

Bristol Motor Speedway is a subsidiary of Speedway Motorsports, LLC. Speedway Motorsports is a leading marketer and promoter of motorsports entertainment in the United States.  The Company owns and operates the following premiere speedways: Atlanta Motor Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, Infineon Raceway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Lowe's Motor Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway.  The Company provides souvenir merchandising services through its SMI Properties subsidiary, and manufactures and distributes smaller-scale, modified racing cars through its 600 Racing subsidiary.  The Company also owns Performance Racing Network (PRN), which broadcasts syndicated motorsports programming to more than 725 radio stations nationwide including Sirius Satellite and NASCAR.com.  For more information, visit the Company's website at www.gospeedway.com.

 

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