Bike reveal at the CN Tower to be followed by special events at tonight's
Toronto Blue Jays game
TORONTO, Sept. 3 /CNW/ - Paul Teutul Sr., founder of Orange County
Choppers (OCC), will be at the CN Tower in downtown Toronto today to unveil a
custom-designed and built motorcycle for Ornge, a leading innovator in the
field of transport medicine.
OCC is one of the world's premier builders of custom choppers, designing
and building bikes that have impressed motorcycle-lovers around the world.
Months of research and development will culminate in the unveiling of a unique
chopper built by Paul Sr.'s team and inspired by Ornge. The bike is unlike any
others built by the team at Orange County Choppers because it includes a
special feature reflecting the spirit of Ornge.
Dedicated to providing patients in Ontario with a high quality transport
medicine service, Ornge cares for some of the province's sickest and most
vulnerable patients. Its commitment to excellence in patient care is supported
by the Ornge Foundation, whose important work includes raising funds to buy
medical equipment for Ornge's helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft. In
addition, the Ornge Foundation supports and promotes improvements in patient
care, and encourages the education and training of healthcare providers in the
field of transport medicine.
Now, through the design of its spectacular trophy bike, OCC wants to help
raise awareness of the service and bring Ornge's story to a wider audience.
"As a tribute to Ornge and the work it does, we're building a wicked custom
chopper. The people at Ornge are unsung heroes, and many patients may never
know that for them this service made the difference between life and death.
I'd like to help change that," said Paul Sr.
Alongside Ornge's president and CEO Dr. Christopher Mazza, Paul Sr. will
reveal the trophy bike at a public event at the base of the iconic CN Tower at
4:45 p.m. today. "We're delighted to work with Paul Sr. and the team at Orange
County Choppers, who share not only our name, but also our commitment to
innovation and excellence in our respective fields," said Dr. Mazza.
In addition to the trophy bike, OCC will also build an Ornge-inspired
production motorcycle, which will be used to raise funds for the Ornge
Foundation. The project has been made possible through the generous support of
state-of-the-art helicopter designer and manufacturer AgustaWestland, a
Finmeccanica company. "Transport medicine requires strict adherence to the
highest safety standards and commitment to innovative thinking. As an industry
leader, Ornge has mastered this and we are honored to support them, "said Lou
Bartolotta, executive vice-president of sales for AgustaWestland.
Following the trophy bike reveal, the Toronto Blue Jays will work with
Paul Sr. to help raise awareness of Ornge at tonight's game against the New
York Yankees. Game night activities will include a display of the Ornge/Orange
County Choppers trophy bike in Rogers Centre, and Paul Sr. throwing out the
ceremonial first pitch at 7:00 p.m. The CN Tower structural lighting will be
orange on this evening in recognition of the Ornge Foundation and in
celebration of the occasion.
For further information:
For further information: Lori McLeod, Ornge media relations, (416)
278-3496; Michele Paolella, Orange County Choppers, (845) 522-5222; To learn
more about the Ornge Foundation, please call (647) 428-2345, or visit