This week holds quite a bit of excitement in the Drag Racing world. This weekend is the Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Full Throttle Finals! Champions will be crowned! You can feel the excitement!
As many of you may know, Parise Racing is Proud Supporters of the Wounded Warrior Project and has created their own program called Vettes for Vets. Be it racing season or not, the Parise’s choose to create awareness for our Nations Military past as well as present.
As you are preparing to either view, or attend the finals, please remember that Thursday, November 11th is not just a day off work, it’s Veterans Day. What a better way to kick off a great race weekend than to honor our Nations heroes. Here are a few suggestions of things to do:
1) Send an E-Card – http://ecards.military.com/postcard-direct/holiday_cards.htm#veterans
2) Help a Veteran or service member get a job http://www.military.com/aboutus/twocolumn/0,15929,PRarticle110507,00.html
3) Visit a VA hospital or lay wreaths at a Military cemetery.
We would like Veterans Day to be the ‘Kick Start’ to the ‘HOLIDAY SUPPORT for the TROOPS’ program! Parise Racing, in association with Masterchief Lee McKinney are spreading the word about spreading some holiday cheer for our Nations heroes! When Lee was in Iraq in 2007-2008 he spearheaded this program by asking race teams to send t-shirts, hats, etc. Well, Lee is now with the 101st Airborne in Bagram Afghanistan, and is working from there to make this holiday season a little brighter for our soldiers, although he himself is away from his own family.
There are many things our Troops need and would like to have. All types of snacks are a favorite, hand sanitizer, baby wipes, gum, magazines, movies, Phone Cards to call home and of course team t-shirts and hats.
The address to send items to is:
Force Protection Programs
APO AE 09354
Feel free to print this out! Take it to work or school. Get your friends involved! While it is fresh in everyone’s minds, let’s get going! You will be glad you did!
In the meantime, Parise Racing is preparing their 2010 season wrap –up Press Release. So be on the lookout for that in the near future! You won’t want to miss it!
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