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Firestone Racing Evening Of Giving Benefit Concert And Charity Auction Ready To Rev It Up Once Again For Trio Of Children's Charities

3rd Annual Event Features Live and Silent Auctions, Driver Appearances, & Entertainment by Jennie DeVoe

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INDIANAPOLIS (March 24, 2008)-The newest must-attend May social and charitable event in Indianapolis is set again to drop the green flag on the month's festivities surrounding the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race. The third annual "Firestone Racing Evening of Giving Benefit Concert and Charity Auction" returns to The Music Mill on th ide, on the evening of Tuesday, May 6th.

Presented by WTTS 92.3 FM, the "Firestone Racing Evening of Giving Benefit Concert and Charity Auction" features live and silent auctions of racing items benefiting three important local children's charities, appearances and autograph sessions involving IndyCar Series, Indy Pro Series and U.S. Auto Club drivers and celebrities, food, drink and fun. The entertainment highlight of the evening features a concert by local soul-blues singer, Jennie DeVoe.

The "Evening of Giving," also sponsored by the Music Mill runs from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at The Music Mill, 3720 East 82nd Street, just east of Keystone at the Crossing. The autograph session at 7:30 p.m. is scheduled to include current and past racing stars. The live auction begins at 8 p.m. and the silent auction runs from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. Proceeds from the "Evening of Giving" benefit Indiana Children's Wish Fund, Racing for Corey and IRL Kids.

Admission is $40 per person at the door with donations encouraged (must be 18 years or older to attend). Group tickets of 35 are $900 and 20 are for $600. Event sponsorship with VIP reception is also available. Donations are tax deductible, but space is limited. For advance tickets and sponsorship information, call (317) 356-7279.

Racing for Corey, a not-for-profit 501 (c) 3, was founded in 1999 in memory of a 9-year-old Indiana Children's Wish child, Corey Hanchar. Corey was granted a wish from Indiana Children's Wish Fund and received a red quarter-midget car. With the help of KECO Coatings and Indy-car driver Tyce Carlson, Corey's wish came true. Now his inspiration continues through various Racing for Corey events.

Indiana Children's Wish Fund, a not-for-profit 501 (c) 3 charity established in 1984, grants wishes to Indiana children, ages 2-19, who suffer from a life-threatening illness. Wishes include; trips to Disney, shopping sprees, home computers, meeting celebrities and much more! To date, the Wish Fund has granted nearly 1,800 wishes for Indiana children. www.indianachildrenswishfund.org

A not-for-profit 501 (c) 3 organization founded in 1988, IRL Kids' on-site childcare program has become a significant part of the racing community. Provided to all participants of the Indy Racing League, through IRL Kids, families have the opportunity to stay together while traveling the IRL circuit. IRL Kids is an activity-based program that provides a safe environment set up just for kids, with activities, lunch, snacks, toys and fun! IRL Kids will care for more than 250 children this year alone.

Firestone, part of Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire, LLC (BFNT), is the Official Tire and exclusive supplier to both the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race and the Indy Racing League. Based in Nashville, Tenn., BFNT is a subsidiary of Bridgestone Americas Holding, Inc., whose parent company, Bridgestone Corporation, is the world's largest tire and rubber company. BFNT develops, manufactures and markets Bridgestone, Firestone, Dayton and associate and private brand tires. The company is focused on wholesale and original equipment markets, supplying passenger, light truck, commercial vehicle, off-road, agricultural and other tires to its customers in North America. www.firestonetire.com

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March 30 , 2007

2nd Annual Event Features Live and Silent Auctions,
Driver Appearances, Carl Storie Band

INDIANAPOLIS (March 30, 2007) – The newest must-attend May social and charitable event in Indianapolis is set again to drop the green flag on the month’s festivities surrounding the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race. The second annual “Firestone Racing Evening of Giving Benefit Concert and Charity Auction” returns to The Music Mill on the city’s north side, on the evening of Tuesday, May 8.

Presented by WTTS 92.3 FM, the “Firestone Racing Evening of Giving Benefit Concert and Charity Auction” features live and silent auctions of racing items benefiting three important local children’s charities, appearances and autograph sessions involving IndyCar Series, Indy Pro Series and U.S. Auto Club drivers and celebrities, food, drink and fun. The entertainment highlight of the evening features a concert by the legendary Carl Storie Band.

The “Evening of Giving,” also sponsored by NUVO, and the Music Mill runs from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at The Music Mill, 3720 East 82nd Street, just east of Keystone at the Crossing. The autograph session at 7:30 p.m. is scheduled to include current and past racing stars. The live auction, beginning at 8 p.m., includes the chance to be an honorary crewmember for the day with an Indy Pro Series team at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and a ride in the IRL two-seater car. Proceeds from the “Evening of Giving” benefit Indiana Children’s Wish Fund, Racing for Corey and IRL Kids.

Admission is $60 per person (must be 21 years or older to attend). VIP tables for 12 are $720 and VIP tables for 10 are $600. Donations are tax deductible, but space is limited. For reservations, call (317) 356-7279.

Racing for Corey was founded in 1999 in memory of a 9-year-old Indiana Children’s Wish child, Corey Hanchar. Corey was granted a wish from Indiana Children’s Wish Fund and received a red quarter-midget car. With the help of KECO Coatings and Indy-car driver Tyce Carlson, Corey’s wish came true. Now his inspiration continues through various Racing for Corey events. www.racingforcorey.com

Indiana Children’s Wish Fund, established in 1984, grants wishes to Indiana children, ages 2-19, who suffer from a life-threatening illness. Wishes include; trips to Disney, shopping sprees, home computers, meeting celebrities and much more! To date, the Wish Fund has granted nearly 1,700 wishes for Indiana children. www.indianachildrenswishfund.org

Founded in 1988, IRL Kids’ on-site childcare program has become a significant part of the racing community. Provided to all participants of the Indy Racing League, through IRL Kids, families have the opportunity to stay together while traveling the IRL circuit. IRL Kids is an activity-based program that provides a safe environment set up just for kids, with activities, lunch, snacks, toys and fun! IRL Kids will care for more than 250 children this year alone.

Firestone, part of Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire, LLC (BFNT), is the Official Tire and exclusive supplier to both the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race and the Indy Racing League. Based in Nashville, Tenn., BFNT is a subsidiary of Bridgestone Americas Holding, Inc., whose parent company, Bridgestone Corporation, is the world’s largest tire and rubber company. BFNT develops, manufactures and markets Bridgestone, Firestone, Dayton and associate and private brand tires. The company is focused on wholesale and original equipment markets, supplying passenger, light truck, commercial vehicle, off-road, agricultural and other tires to its customers in North America. www.firestonetire.com.

For reservations, call (317) 356-7279.

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May 14 , 2006

INAUGURAL “EVENING OF GIVING” RAISES $14,000 FOR CHARITY

Successful First-Year Event Sponsored by Firestone Racing Looks to Bigger, Better Future

INDIANAPOLIS (May 14, 2006) – The inaugural Firestone Racing “Evening of Giving” Benefit Concert and Auction netted an impressive $14,000 Monday night to benefit three incredibly worthy area charities. Proceeds from the event will be split among Racing for Corey, Indiana Children’s Wish Fund and IRL Kids.

“We are very pleased with our first ‘Evening of Giving’ event and grateful for the support that we received from the public, media and sponsors,” said Mike Klinge, founder of Racing for Corey. “We are honored to have Firestone Racing as a partner and we look forward to next year’s event.”

The “Evening of Giving,” presented by 92.3 WTTS and held at the Music Mill on Indianapolis’ north side, featured two memorable music sets from the renowned Carl Storie Band, with live and silent auctions of sports- and entertainment-related items, and an autograph session with a dozen Indy Racing League and United States Auto Club drivers. Highlight items available in the auctions included a Firestone Racing jacket signed by all 20 starters in last month’s IRL Indy Japan 300 and a number of racing legends, an Indy Racing two-seater ride around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, airfare to Cancun, a basketball signed by the Indiana Pacers and much more.

“The organizers did a tremendous job putting on this event and Firestone Racing is proud to be associated with it,” said Al Speyer, executive director of Firestone Racing. “Attendance was great, the music sensational and everyone certainly took on the spirit of the ‘Evening of Giving’ to raise so much for the three fine charities the first time out. We believe the Firestone Racing ‘Evening of Giving’ is well on its way to becoming a must-attend social event on the busy May calendar in Indianapolis.”

Racing for Corey was founded in 1999 in memory of a 9-year-old Indiana Children’s Wish child, Corey Hanchar. Corey was granted a wish from Indiana Children’s Wish Fund and received a red quarter-midget car. With the help of KECO Coatings and Indy-car driver Tyce Carlson, Corey’s wish came true. Now his inspiration continues through various Racing for Corey events. www.racingforcorey.com

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Indiana Children’s Wish Fund, established in 1984, grants wishes to Indiana children, ages 2-19, who suffer from a life-threatening illness. Wishes include; trips to Disney, shopping sprees, home computers, meeting celebrities and much more! To date, the Wish Fund has granted nearly 1,600 wishes for Indiana children. www.indywish.org

Founded in 1988, IRL Kids’ on-site childcare program has become a significant part of the racing community. Provided to all participants of the Indy Racing League, IRL Kids is an activity-based program that provides a safe environment set up just for kids, with activities, lunch, snacks, toys and fun! IRL Kids will care for more than 250 children this year alone.

Firestone, part of Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire, LLC (BFNT), is the Official Tire and exclusive supplier to both the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race and the Indy Racing League. Based in Nashville, Tenn., BFNT is a subsidiary of Bridgestone Americas Holding, Inc., whose parent company, Bridgestone Corporation, is the world’s largest tire and rubber company. BFNT develops, manufactures and markets Bridgestone, Firestone, Dayton and associate and private brand tires. www.firestonetire.com

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August 20, 2005

Racing for Corey Entertains More Than 100 Guests from the Wish-Granting Organization Dream Weavers at Ninth Annual Luncheon and Race Day at Pikes Peak International Raceway (PPIR)

Fountain, CO—The Racing for Corey organization announced today that over 100 wish kids and families from the Pueblo-based, non-profit, wish-granting organization, Dream Weavers, were in attendance at the ninth annual "Racing for Corey Luncheon and Race Day at PPIR," held Saturday, August 20, 2005, at PPIR.

The day's activities kicked-off with a luncheon, followed by a "meet and greet" with Indy Racing league (IRL) driver Roger Yasukawa of Dreyer & Reinbold Racing team, Infiniti Pro Series drivers Jay Drake of Vision Racing and Jeff Simmons of Kenn Hardley Racing; and Dreyer & Reinbold Racing team co-owner and National Spokesperson for Racing For Kids®, Robbie Buhl.

Dream Factory guests enjoyed the day's on-track activities including both the Infiniti Pro Series & IRL practice sessions and qualifying with complimentary grandstand tickets courtesy of PPIR .

Racing for Corey would like to thank PPIR for their help and support again this year in facilitating this event; Robbie Buhl, drivers Roger Yasukawa, Jeff Simmons and Jay Drake for helping make this event special for the children and families of the Dream Weavers organization.

Dream Weavers is a Pueblo-based, non-profit wish-granting organization, which grants the wishes of kids suffering from life-threatening illnesses.



August 13, 2005

Racing for Corey Hosts Fifth Annual Luncheon at the Kentucky Speedway for the Children & Families of Louisville Chapter of Dream-Granting Organization, The Dream Factory

Sparta, KY—The Racing for Corey organization hosted their fifth annual “Racing for Corey Luncheon and Day at the Track,” Saturday, August 13, 2005, at the Kentucky Speedway. KECO Coatings sponsored the event. Over 50 children and families of the Louisville Chapter of the Dream Factory served as honorary guests

The day’s activities kicked-off with a luncheon in the hospitality area of the concourse, under the Speedway’s main grandstands. Guests enjoyed face-painting provided by the IRL Ministries, photo opportunities with “Horsepower,” and the day’s on track activities including the IRL practice sessions and qualifying, and the "The Bluegrass 100" Infiniti Pro Series race.

The Dream Factory Inc., is a non-profit dream-granting organization, which grants dreams to children who are between the ages of 3 and 18, who have been diagnosed with critical or chronic illnesses.


May 16, 2005

Proceeds from 2-Seater Sprint Car Rides
on the Hoosier Mile at the 54th Hoosier Hundred event
to benefit Racing for Corey

Indianapolis, IN—Mike Klinge, KECO Coatings president and founder of non-profit charity, Racing for Corey (RFC), announced today that RFC is the designated charity to benefit from one of the attractions at the 54th Hoosier Hundred event, starting Thursday, May 26, 2005, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, in Indianapolis. 3-lap rides in Jack Hewitt’s 2 Seater Sprint Car will be given on the Hoosier mile from 11am - 6pm, for $300. Proceeds to benefit Racing for Corey. Rides are limited to 30.

For ticket information and purchase, contact Tony Courtney at 317-339-0690, 8am - 5pm (Central time), or visit the Hoosier Hundred web site at www.hoosierhundred.com to purchase tickets online. Checks and major credit cards accepted.

A special 3-lap ride in The Print Express Ride for Corey 2 Seater Sprint Car, driven by Jack Hewitt on Friday May 27, preceding the 54th running of the Hoosier Hundred, is available by bid on EBay. Minimum bid is $2,500.

Mike Klinge stated, “On behalf of the entire Racing for Corey organization we would like to give a special thanks to longtime RFC sponsor Print Express for their continued support over the years and to Jack Hewitt and Tom Johnson, promoter of Hoosier Racing Enterprises for this generous event donation, and Tony and Shelly Courtney, promotional partners of the Hoosier Hundred."



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