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“Ferrari Club of America Car Owners Offer Exotic Car Rides to Event Visitors to Help Child Patients”
SACRAMENTO, CA (September 09, 2010) – Riding in a Ferrari is one way visitors at the September 19 Capitol Concours d’Elegance will support Shriners Hospitals for Children® – Northern California. For three hours during the Concours from 11:00AM to 2:00PM, the President of Ferrari Club of America-Pacific Region Sacramento Chapter has organized an exclusive fundraising “Ferrari Ride to Remember”. Neil Collepardi, FCA-PR Sacramento Chapter President shares, “Multiple Ferraris have been donated for the day by their personal owners, who will serve as drivers for anyone signing up for a ride and we are thrilled to help raise money for children with serious medical needs”. The club is asking for a minimum $100.00 donation per lap on Capitol Mall, which includes a souvenir photograph of the donor with the Ferrari.
Riding in a Ferrari has traditionally been a luxury afforded by a select few who have the privilege to own a supercar. The “Ride to Remember” will give participants this once-in-a-lifetime thrill. Ferrari models available include; Testarossa, 550 Maranello, 360 F1 and F430. Additionally, a rare and beautiful vintage 1966 275 GTS Convertible Ferrari has been set aside by its owner for one special ride around Capitol Mall. The ride will go to the highest bidder and includes a souvenir photograph and a bottle of Italian wine. All proceeds will be donated to the hospital and riders will be provided with a tax deductible receipt. The number of rides is limited and advance reservations are being accepted on behalf of the club at: http://www.shrinersconcours.com.
Capitol Concours d’Elegance Hours are 10:00AM to 4:00PM. Primary Concours weekend sponsors include: Mercedes-Benz of Sacramento, El Dorado Hills, Rocklin - members of the Von Housen Automotive Group, Snyder Leasing, Elk Grove Toyota, Roseville Auto Mall, CC Myers, Kniesel’s Collision and SureWest Foundation. The event is supported by SCCA-Sports Car Club of America, Lamborghini Club America, Ferrari Club of America Pacific Region-Sacramento Chapter, EuroSunday, the Downtown Sacramento partnership and their Capitol Mall property owner membership.
About Shriners Hospitals for Children®– Northern California
Shriners Hospitals for Children®– Northern California is an international health care system dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing specialty pediatric care, innovative research and outstanding teaching programs. Children up to the age of 18 with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries and cleft lip and palate are eligible for admission and receive all care in a family-centered environment with no financial obligation to patients or families. More: www.shrinershospitals.org.