Charity Truckers 200 raises $12,374.00 for the Helmick Family
C.A.R.S. Motosports & Racer Marketing
Orlando FL. 12-19-2007 - The 2nd Annual Charity Truckers 200 presented by Biscayne Roofing, that ran last weekend at Orlando Speedworld, has raised $12,374.00 for Kaleigh, Bob and Misty Helmick.
Racers from around the state in several different divisions or forms of racing came together to raise money for this family. Great sponsors helped to make it possible. Weather put a little twist into the event, but the crews, drivers, officials and fans fought through it to accomplish the mission.
" I really am just beside myself as to the overwhelming support, that the racers, official, crews and fans showed for this event. It really is becoming a huge deal, and that is what I prayed for since the inception of the first one" stated Promoter Rick Bristol. " So many folks showed so much support, when I was stressing they just said it will be ok Rick. I know for many, things did not go well, but for the most part everyone showed great professionalism and handled things well. I really apologize to the folks that were left without the opening ceremonies and the proper thank you's. I really wanted to get to thank them all for what they did. I have tried to convey that message after the event and through e-mails and posts, I am so very grateful and appreciative to all of them and words alone do not do justice to the way they have touched my heart and the heart of the Helmick's and the Hopkins families. There were also some things left out of the program and I promise that will be fixed next year. I had folks donate money to both families. We have collected $987.00 for the Hopkins family as well, because of some awesome people. I will round it up and be sending them $1,000 for a nice Christmas".
Rick has already begun the wheels spinning for the 3rd addition of this event and some changes and surprises await and will begin being announced hopefully by the end of January. Last year $6,584.00 was raised for the Hopkins Family, this year $12,374.00 for the Helmick's and $1000.00 for the Hopkins. In two events just short of $20,000 has been raised and race drivers, crews, officials and fans should be proud to be able to help those in need, you have done well, and are to be thanked.
" I again say thanks to all from the bottom of my heart, I pray God Blesses everyone that had a part in this, and I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. May 2008 be a great year for all" added Bristol. "I am praying God gives the Helmick's a miracle for Kaleigh. I am so grateful for what he has done for Tommy, I serve a great God" !
Be watching for details of the 3rd Annual Charity Truckers 200, and what family will be assisted in 2008. Thanks again to all who helped Rick Bristol and to all who helped the Helmick's.
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