Sep 13, 2001
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From a press release issued by Clear Channel Entertainment:<BR><BR>AURORA, Ill. - (September 13, 2001) - The Sacramento Mile, round eight of the Drag Specialties National Dirt Track Series will continue as planned for this Saturday night, Sept. 15th at Cal Expo. Clear Channel Entertainment announced that in honor of the victims and families affected by the tragedies, a donation of $5000 from the event will be contributed in conjunction with Drag Specialties to benefit the ClearChannel.com Relief Fund, a newly established fund that has already exceeded $100,000 created by Clear Channel Worldwide.<BR><BR>Clear Channel will also work with local Sacramento fire department and police department officers to accept donations to the fund. The fund will initially benefit the American Red Cross and appropriate New York and Washington, DC Police and Firemen Department funds. <BR><BR>Clear Channel Entertainment, a subsidiary of Clear Channel Worldwide, is the promoter of the Sacramento Mile, a 20-year traditional motorcycle race at Cal Expo featuring America's best racers on Harley-Davidson powered motorcycles. Fans can still get tickets for the event by calling<BR>916-766-2277.<BR><BR>In light of the week's tragedies, Clear Channel is hoping to use entertainment to begin the healing process and will look to its other performances over the next several weeks to add to this relief fund. Just last night, the Lynyrd Skynyrd and Backstreet Boys (Clear Channel Entertainment promoted) performances in Raleigh, North Carolina and Toronto, Ontario, respectively, were held as originally scheduled and the groups each announced donations to contribute to the Clear Channel.com fund. Clear Channel Radio announced today a $100,000 donation from their contest fund money and began the promotion on their stations this morning. <BR><BR>The ClearChannel.com Relief Fund was launched officially today and will be accessible to anyone wishing to make any size donation by visiting ClearChannel.com or by mailing a donation to: ClearChannel.com Relief Fund, PO Box 659512, San Antonio, TX 78265. <BR><BR>About Clear Channel Entertainment (formerly SFX):<BR>Clear Channel Entertainment, the world's largest producer and marketer of live entertainment events, is a subsidiary of Clear Channel Worldwide (NYSE:CCU), a global leader in the out-of-home advertising industry. Clear Channel Entertainment currently owns, operates and/or exclusively books 135 live entertainment venues, including 44 amphitheaters in the U.S. and 28 venues in Europe. Each year, more than 62 million people attend approximately 26,000 events promoted and/or produced by the company, including live music events; Broadway, West End and touring theatrical shows; family entertainment shows; and specialized sports and motor sports shows.<BR><BR>In addition, Clear Channel Entertainment owns leading, independently operated talent management businesses, which specialize in the representation of athletes and broadcasters. Clear Channel Entertainment is headquartered in New York City.