TONY STEWART NAMED HONORARY
BOARD MEMBER FOR THE DARRELL GWYNN FOUNDATION
Ft. Lauderdale, FL: The Darrell Gwynn Foundation (DGF) announced
that world-renowned NASCAR champion Tony Stewart was named an honorary board
member for the organization. Stewart, one of the most decorated drivers in
racing, is the winner of 27 Winston/Nextel Cup races and numerous other racing
"We are delighted to have Tony as part of our board of directors," said Darrell
Gwynn, founder of the DGF. "Tony has supported me and my Foundation since its
inception, and his dedication to help so many good causes is well-known. We are
proud to have him as an honorary board member, particularly as we approach
Florida Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week."
"I am honored to now officially be a part of the Darrell Gwynn Foundation,"
noted Stewart. "DGF is doing great things in different areas of spinal cord
injuries and has grown tremendously over the past years."
Tony Stewart made a splash on the racing scene and was the USAC
rookie of the year in 1991 and the National Midget series champion in 1994. In
1995, Stewart became the first driver to win USAC's version of the Triple Crown,
earning championships in all three of USAC's major divisions, National Midget,
Sprint, and Silver Crown. He was NASCAR Rookie of the Year in 1999, NASCAR
Winston Cup Champion in 2002 and NASCAR Nextel Cup Champion in 2005.
Florida Spinal Cord Injury Awareness week is a weeklong series of events and
educational outreach from November 13th
through the 19th. Throughout this campaign, Stewart will appear
in a series of public service announcements with Darrell Gwynn, featuring
various injury prevention tips. The campaign will culminate the weekend of
and 19th with DGF's 5th Annual Miccosukee Resort &
Gaming's Hot Rods & Reels NASCAR Drivers Charity Fishing Tournament at
Homestead-Miami Speedway's infield lake, plus a charity walk around the
Homestead-Miami Speedway track put on by the NASCAR Foundation. NASCAR
celebrities, including Stewart, will be participating.
The Darrell Gwynn Foundation is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization
dedicated to preventing paralysis when possible, providing support for
individuals living with paralysis and ultimately finding a cure for paralysis.
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