Sheehan Autoplex to host “11th Full Throttle Show of Shows” to Benefit the Darrell Gwynn Foundation, January 8

December 17th, 2010

Darrell Gwynn Foundation to Present a Wheelchair Donation on Behalf of its Donors at the Event

WHAT: The Sheehan Autoplex will host the “11th Full Throttle Show of Shows” to benefit the Darrell Gwynn Foundation. The public is invited to register and display their hot rod cars including: Pro-Mods, Jet Cars, Altereds, Dragsters, Funnycars, Alky, Nitro Turbos, Blowers and Nitrous cars at the event with a chance to win prizes for best in show in each category. The Darrell Gwynn Foundation will also present a wheelchair donation on behalf of its donors to Carlos Saenz at the event. The Darrell Gwynn Foundation’s mission is to provide AWARENESS, PREVENTION, SUPPORT and ultimately a CURE for paralysis.

2010 Wheelchair Donations
WHEN: Saturday, January 8, 2011 from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

WHERE: Sheehan Autoplex

2800 N. Federal Highway

Lighthouse Point, FL 33306

WHO: Wheelchair Donation Recipient, Carlos Saenz

REGISTER: Vehicle Registration, $20

Contact: (954) 410-5536 or email edreidy@comcast.net

WHY: The event is a hot rod car show that benefits 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 and injury 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. Through its national Wheelchair Donation Program, the Darrell Gwynn Foundation has donated custom built wheelchairs valued at over $1 million collectively to those in need. The foundation also maintains a model patient 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 to various research programs 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.