Darrell Gwynn Foundation Donates Orlando Magic Themed Wheelchair to 11 year-old Kyle Darroch of Longwood, Fla. at Spectracide Hot Rods & Reels Charity Fishing Tournament, February 18

February 18th, 2011

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -  The Darrell Gwynn Foundation donated a customized $16,000 power motorized wheelchair to Kyle Darroch, an 11 year-old from Longwood, Fla. who is diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the Darrell Gwynn Foundation’s Spectracide Hot Rods & Reels™ Charity Fishing Tournament on Lake Lloyd at the Daytona International Speedway on February 18.

The new wheelchair will give Kyle the gift of mobility and allow him to keep up with his classmates at school and travel more. Kyle, a huge Orlando Magic fan, was given a chair donned in Orlando Magic logos and colors. The donation was made through the Darrell Gwynn Foundation’s Wheelchair Donation Program. In addition, the Darrell Gwynn Foundation and the Orlando Magic donated four tickets to Kyle and his family to attend the Orlando Magic vs. Chicago Bulls game on April 10 at the Amway Center in Orlando.  But the real winner of the event was Kyle Darroch who received a brand new custom motorized wheelchair donated by the Darrell Gwynn Foundation at the tournament. The tournament benefited the Darrell Gwynn Foundation whose mission is to provide AWARENESS, PREVENTION, SUPPORT and ultimately a CURE for Paralysis.

For more information on the Darrell Gwynn Foundation’s Wheelchair Donation Program, please visit www.darrellgwynnfoundaton.org. For information on participating or sponsoring the Darrell Gwynn Foundation’s Hot Rods & Reels Charity Fishing Tournaments (Daytona, Fla. & Homestead, Fla.) please visit www.hotrodsandreels.com.

 About the Darrell Gwynn Foundation

Founded in 2002 by Champion Drag Racer Darrell Gwynn and his wife Lisa, the Darrell Gwynn Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to provide AWARENESS, PREVENTION, SUPPORT and ultimately a CURE for paralysis. In an effort to create more awareness about spinal cord injuries, the Darrell Gwynn Foundation successfully lobbied for an established Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week with a resolution passed by the Florida Legislature in 2006. The foundation operates an Education & Prevention Program directed to high school students to educate them on the dangers of risky behavior that can lead to spinal cord injuries. This rapidly growing program reaches over 10,000 students annually at over 50 high schools. The foundation’s primary support program is its national Wheelchair Donation Program. With this program the Darrell Gwynn Foundation has donated custom built wheelchairs to hundreds of individuals in need. The foundation also maintains a model Paralyzed Assistance Fund offering support services and tools at Craig Hospital in Englewood, Colorado with aspirations to expand this model to several hospitals nationwide. Additionally the foundation provides financial support through its Fast Track Laboratory with the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis aimed at finding a cure for paralysis. With tremendous fundraising partners such as Barrett-Jackson, the NHRA, NASCAR and many more generous sponsors, individual supporters and donors, the Darrell Gwynn Foundation continues to evolve as a leading foundation for those with spinal cord injuries. For more information please visit www.darrellgwynnfoundation.org or www.facebook.com/darrellgwynnfoundation



Hot Rods & Reels™ sponsors include: Spectracide, United Industries, Bass Pro Shops-Outdoor World, Sprint, Hook & Tackle, FethaStyx, Outdoor Channel and Bass Online.



  1. Wheelchair Recipient Kyle Darroch & Darrell Gwynn (President of the Darrell Gwynn Foundation). (Photo Credit: Ralph Notaro/Darrell Gwynn Foundation)

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  • Susanne

    Kyle, you ROCK! Love, Mom

  • George Alefounder4

    nHi Kyle, Congratulations. I am very proud of you and for all of your achievements. You are an inspiration to many of us and especially to those who have special needs. Set your sights on walking without any aides, and I encourage you to aim for the sky and surely you WILL at least reach the highest clouds. I know that you know that you will. I love you and I am very proud to be your Grandpa (Alefounder)nnYour lady friends at the VFW, ask about you and send you their love.

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    Your achievements are definitely remarkable, hope god will help you with your goodwill so you can help more people and make a better difference on their life.

    Judy Mason
    Orlando Car Donation
    Wheels for Wishes

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