All proceeds from sale of Kia Canada's 2010 Targa Newfoundland Kia Forte
Koup SX will be donated to The Children's Wish Foundation
"Team Wishful Thinking" Koup is being auctioned on eBay
MISSISSAUGA, ON, April 18 /CNW/ - The 2010 Kia Forte Koup SX that was
driven in the 2010 Targa Newfoundland Rally by Team Wishful Thinking is
now being auctioned for charity. The Koup, finished in 'rally red', was
donated by Kia Canada Inc. and modified by Sherwood Kia in Edmonton, Alberta to make it 'rally
ready' for its specific class. The vehicle has since been on display at
numerous Canadian auto shows over the last few months. The Kia Forte
Koup is being auctioned on eBay, after it completed its final
appearance at the Edmonton Motor Show last week, with all proceeds
being donated to The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada. Kia Canada
Inc. is honoured to team up with The Children's Wish Foundation to
support their cause and mark the official debut of the Canadian edition
of motorsports for Kia.
The 2010 Forte Koup was entered into the Modern Division of Targa
Newfoundland and was driven by Adam Hill, who originally hails from
Perth Australia and now calls Vancouver home, and Mark Kostick, of
Edmonton Alberta. Both competitors were thrilled to compete under the
banner of "Team Wishful Thinking" as part of a partnership that has
raised over $100,000 thus far for the Children's Wish Foundation. Kia
dealers across Canada also joined the fundraising effort by committing
a portion of the proceeds of each vehicle they sold between August 16
and September 18, 2010.
More auction details and photos can be found at: www.kia.ca/targa.
About Team Wishful Thinking
Over the course of 7 days and 2,200kms, Team Wishful Thinking (Mark
Kostick of Sherwood Kia and Adam Hill of Possibility Holdings) competed
in the Targa Newfoundland rally race. Targa Newfoundland is a
multi-stage, rally race throughout the scenic Province of Newfoundland.
About the Children's Wish Foundation
The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada works with the community to
provide children living with life threatening illnesses the opportunity
to realize their most heartfelt wish. Established in 1983, The
Children's Wish Foundation has granted more than 15,000 wishes in the
execution of their mantra "never say no to the wish of a child."
Team Wishful Thinking's fundraising goal of $100,000 for this amazing
foundation will make a measurable difference to the lives of many
Kia Canada Inc. (www.kia.ca) -- a maker of quality vehicles for the young-at-heart -- is a
subsidiary of Kia Motors Corporation (KMC) in Korea was founded in 1999
and sells and services high quality class leading vehicles like the
Soul, Forte and Sorento through a network of 171 dealers nationwide.
Kia Canada Inc. employs 141 people in its Mississauga, Ontario
headquarters and four regional offices across Canada. Kia Motors
Corporation continues to showcase the company's global commitment to
surpassing customer expectations through continuous automotive
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