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Feb 17

Media Advisory: Indy Car Ride Through Washington, D.C.

by Kelly Perdew Apprentice, Charity, Fantasy Sports, Leadership, NASCAR, Speaking

Take a ride in an Indy streetcar through the streets of Washington and meet Indy 500 winner Dan Wheldon!

Effort raises awareness for high school dropout issue and promotes Fifth Annual Challenge Champions Gala hosted by National Guard Youth Foundation.

Gala will feature: Craig Morgan, country music superstar; NASCAR greats Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Jeff Gordon; Indy 500 Champion Dan Wheldon; WWE Superstar ‘MVP’; Gen. Craig R. McKinley, Chief, National Guard Bureau; Kelly Perdew, winner The Apprentice; Karri Turner, JAG star

Gala will honor: Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels; Arkansas Senator Blanche Lincoln; Mississippi Congressman Gene Taylor; Oregon Adjutant General Major General Fred Rees; TriWest Healthcare Alliance CEO David J. McIntyre

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The National Guard Youth Foundation will host its fifth annual Challenge Champions Gala on Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at the J.W. Marriott Hotel. The Gala will honor supporters of the National Guard Youth Challenge Program, a 17-month voluntary intervention program established to provide high school dropouts a second chance. With a success rate exceeding 90%, Youth Challenge assists dropouts in completing a high school diploma or GED and allows them to continue on to higher education or gain productive employment.

Tuesday afternoon will find Indy 500 winner Dan Wheldon and other celebrities and military leaders at the J.W. Marriott for a ride in a street-legal Indy car. They will take a spin around the city in this special Indy car to raise awareness for the high school dropout epidemic in this country before performing at or attending the Foundation’s Fifth Annual Challenge Champions Gala.

Members of the media also welcome to take a ride in the Indy car – please make arrangements early.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Rides begin at 12 noon – 5:45 p.m.
J.W. Marriott Hotel
1331 Pennsylvania Ave., NW (Side Entrance)

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