VANCOUVER, Nov. 17 /CNW/ - Members of the news media are invited to attend the all-Canadian Bullet Racing Team's 2009 fundracing event at 1:00 pm on November 22, 2009 at the TBC Indoor Kart Racing Centre in Richmond. Team owner and race driver Steve Paquette and his team of celebrity Indy drivers, are hosting head-to-head go-kart races to benefit BC Children's Hospital Foundation. Global BC TV's Chris Gailus will co-host from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.
Who: Bullet Racing Team members:
- Ross Bentley (Indy driver/coach)
- Kees Nierop (Porsche factory driver)
- Steve Paquette (Factory driver/Bullet Racing Team owner)
What: The event includes:
- Go-kart racing for ages 11 and up
- Meet-and-greets with professional race drivers (with photo
- Viewing of Daytona race cars
- Live pit stop demonstration
- Silent auction (preview items at www.bulletracing.ca)
When: News media are welcome Sunday, November 22, 2009, from 1:00pm -
Where: The TBC Indoor Kart Racing Centre (2100 Viceroy Place, Richmond,
Why: To raise funds for BC Children's Hospital Foundation. With a
strong belief in building success, whether it is on the race track
or for sick and injured children at BC Children's Hospital, the
Bullet Racing Team has a desire to see motorsport contribute and
be more than just a sport. They want to use racing as a means to
help provide the essential services, research and advanced
technology that are necessary to making high-quality pediatric
care accessible to the province's one million children.
About BC Children's Hospital
BC Children's Hospital is the province's only full-service pediatric acute-care hospital and serves the one million children living in BC and the Yukon. Children who are seriously ill or injured are referred to Children's Hospital and are either treated at the hospital facility in Vancouver or, with consultation from Children's specialists, in their home communities.
Last year, more than 72,000 children were treated at BC Children's Hospital. BC Children's Hospital Foundation received donations from more than 120,000 people last year and had revenues of over $61 million. Funds raised by the Foundation are used to support BC Children's Hospital, Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children and the Child & Family Research Institute.
About the Bullet Racing Team
The all-Canadian Bullet Racing Team is a Vancouver-based, 100 per-cent volunteer team that combines the winning race management and driving abilities of team owner Steve Paquette, with the extraordinary driving talent of Ross Bentley, and the mechanical expertise behind MB Euromotors. It is a team that demonstrates the Canadian spirit - determined, hardworking, grounded, team-oriented, and quietly confident. For more information, please visit www.bulletracing.ca.
Quote from Ross Bentley, Indy Driver and Coach:
"I've driven for Team Seattle in the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona on and off over the past eight years to help raise money and support Seattle Children's Hospital. Bullet Racing's program now allows me to "come home" to support our own BC Children's Hospital in Vancouver. I'm honoured to drive for Steve Paquette and the Bullet Racing Team to help kids at my hometown's Children's Hospital.
"I'm also excited by our driver line-up and the people involved with the team. Winning a race like the Daytona 24-Hour is all about the team - you need strong people throughout. What Bullet Racing has put together is almost like an all-Canadian all-star team. And when you add our passion for helping the kids at BC Children's Hospital, I'm expecting a great result on the track. Most importantly, no matter what happens in the race, we're winning by supporting the kids."
SOURCE BC Children's Hospital Foundation
For further information: For further information: about the event, please contact: Sunny Leung, Senior Philanthropy Officer, BC Children's Hospital Foundation, Phone: (604) 875-2503, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Steve Paquette, Team Owner and Driver, Bullet Racing Team, Phone: (604) 374-6364, Email: email@example.com