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March 7th, 2012

Darrell Gwynn Foundation to Host Annual “Track Walk For Those Who Can’t”; Donate Wheelchair at Tire Kingdom Gatornationals, March 11

NHRA Legend Kenny Bernstein’s Historic 300 MPH Top Fuel Dragster Will Be on Display at Darrell Gwynn Foundation’s Compound

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Darrell Gwynn Foundation will host its annual “Track Walk For Those Who Can’t” at the Tire Kingdom Gatornationals at the Gainesville Raceway on Sunday, March 11 at 9:30 a.m. During pre-race ceremonies following the track walk the foundation will donate a custom power wheelchair to an individual in need. The Darrell Gwynn Foundation’s mission is to SUPPORT people living with paralysis and PREVENT spinal cord injuries.

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Adding the the excitement the weekend of the Tire Kingdom Gatornationals is NHRA Legend Kenny Bernstein’s historic 300 MPH Dragster will be on display at the DGF Compound at the Gainesville Raceway. The car driven by Bernstein, on loan from the NHRA Musuem, was the first Top Fuel Car to break the 300 MPH barrier in 1992 at the Gatornationals. Bernstein himself will be on hand on Saturday, March 10 signing autopgraphs for NHRA fans at the DGF Compound.

NHRA fans are invited to walk on the historic Gainesville Raceway track, meet their favorite NHRA Drivers and help the Darrell Gwynn Foundation Give the Gift of Mobility by supporting its Wheelchair Donation Program. Track Walk tickets can be purchased for a $20 donation to the Darrell Gwynn Foundation. Tickets can be purchased online at www.darrellgwynnfoundation.org/events or at the Darrell Gwynn Foundation compound located behind the Top Eliminator Grandstand at the Gainesville Raceway. NHRA Drivers that have participated in the track walk in the past include John Force, “Big Daddy” Don Garlits, Antron Brown, Tony Schumaker, Cory McClenathan, Johnny Gray, Matt Hagan, Larry Dixon, Brandon Bernstein and many more!

“The track walk has been one of my favorite events and we appreicate the support of NHRA fans,” said Darrell Gwynn. “Each donation helps us give the gift of mobility and donate another wheelchair to an individual that was denied by their health insurance the proper wheelchair they need. It’s a great opportunity to meet drivers and walk down a historic racetrack. We’re looking forward to another fun event.”

The Darrell Gwynn Foundation, on behalf of its donors, will donate a $28,000 custom power wheelchair to 20 year-old Austin Praught of Bradenton, Fla. during pre-race ceremonies

Austin Praught will receive the Gift of Mobility at the Gatornationals

on Sunday, March 11 at 10:30 a.m. The donation will be made through the foundation’s national Wheelchair Donation Program which donates custom power wheelchairs to individuals facing medical and financial hardships whom have been denied by their health insurance the proper wheeklchair they need. These wheelchairs give individuals living with paralysis the mobility, freedom and independence they need and allow them to go back to school, back to work, leave their homes and live a more fulfilling and productive life.

Create Your Own Race Team for the Track Walk!
Help Us, Help Them by creating your own race team for the Darrell Gwynn Foundation’s Track Walk For Those Who Can’t. Here’s your chance to create a race team, invite your friends to join and pledge donations toward the Track Walk For Those Who Can’t. Whether you or your friends raise $1 or $1000, all proceeds will help us support people living with paralysis and prevent spinal cord injuries. Even if you can’t participate in the Track Walk, here’s a fun way to make a difference and give the gift of mobility! Click here to start today: http://bit.ly/wOdQkV

For more information on how you can help give the gift of mobility please visit: Give the Gift of Mobility: https://darrellgwynnfoundation.org/the-gift-of-mobility.php

About the Darrell Gwynn Foundation
Founded in 2002 by Champion Racer Darrell Gwynn and his wife, Lisa, the Darrell Gwynn Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to provide SUPPORT for people living with paralysis and PREVENT spinal cord injuries. 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 Patient Assistance Fund offering support services and tools at Craig Hospital in Englewood, Colorado with aspirations to expand this model to several hospitals nationwide. The Patient Assistance Fund also supports two Speediatrics Units the Betty Jane France Pediatric Center, at Halifax Hospital in Daytona, Fla. and Homestead Hospital in Homestead, Fla. Additionally, the Patient Assistance Fund provides financial support through its Fast Track Laboratory with the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis aimed at finding a cure for paralysis. 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. In an effort to create more awareness about spinal cord injuries, the Darrell Gwynn Foundation successfully lobbied for and established a National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month and Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week in Florida. The foundation also lobbied and established 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 and living with paralysis. For more information please visit www.darrellgwynnfoundation.org or www.facebook.com/darrellgwynnfoundation.

-DGF-

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