FANS CAN HELP SEND U.S. TROOPS TO IMS EVENTS
'Wish Fund' provides
four methods to salute American heroes through W4OH program
Thursday, April 3, 2014 - WISH for OUR HEROES (W4OH), the Indianapolis Motor
Speedway and Indiana National Guard are teaming up to provide fans with an
opportunity to help send active United States military or veterans to the
inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis, Indianapolis 500, Kroger Super Weekend at
the Brickyard or Red Bull Indianapolis GP in 2014.
"Wish Fund" program gives fans four ways to salute American service
members through contributions or donations at www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com/wish4ourheroes
- Text to donate:
By texting the word 'America' to 20222, a $10 donation will automatically
be deducted from the sender's telephone bill.
- Contribute funds: Contribute $5 or more toward the purchase of a 2014
IMS event ticket for an active-duty service member or veteran.
- Purchase tickets:
Purchase a 2014 IMS event ticket for an active-duty service member or veteran.
- Donate tickets:
Donate extra or unused 2014 IMS event tickets to an active-duty service
member or veteran.
WISH for OUR
HEROES is a national charity dedicated to "Helping Heroes Battle
Hardships" by granting wishes to military and their families. WISH for OUR
HEROES is a volunteer-based organization, allowing every dollar donated to
directly assist the troops. Since 2009, more than $7 million has been granted
to military heroes. To assist with a $10 donation, text "AMERICA to 20222.
For more information visit: www.wish4ourheroes.org
active and retired servicemen and women at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is
one of our longest and most important traditions," said J. Douglas Boles,
Indianapolis Motor Speedway president. "We are pleased to continue our
partnership with Wish For Our Heroes and look forward to once again hosting
military personnel and their families as guests during all of our racing events
donate the purchase price of a ticket to the "Wish Fund" can
designate the service branch and service status (active, reserves, National
Guard, veteran, wounded veteran) of the ticket recipient. "Wish Fund"
contributors who donate tickets or the purchase price of a ticket also can
receive a picture of the military recipient and learn more about their dedicated
service to the country.
proud to enter our third year working alongside IMS and ING to reward our brave
men and women serving our country," said Erich Orrick, WISH for OUR HEROES
president. "The strains of military life take their toll on Military
families, and through this program, our mission is to provide them with the
experience of a lifetime and do our part to thank them for all of the
sacrifices they've made for us."
Wish For Our
Heroes was launched in November 2009 to grant wishes for active-duty soldiers,
sailors, Marines, airmen and their families and is a tax-exempt charity under
Code Section 501(c)(3). W4OH strives to relieve the burdens of family
separation, reintegration for deployed soldiers, hardship circumstances and
other means of assistance not covered by existing military charities.
of W4OH is simple: Reward brave men and women who make so many sacrifices for
our great nation every day.