OPERATION MOTORSPORT BENEFICIARIES TO PARTICIPATE IN RACE OF REMEMBRANCE
Operation Motorsport to engage ill and injured service members and disabled veterans through
WHAT: Operation Motorsport is a Canadian veteran operated Not for Profit that was inspired by
Mission Motorsport UK after a visit to the Race of Remembrance in 2016. Seeing the healing and
recovery that can happen as evidenced through Motorsport, alongside the comradery, understanding and brotherhood sparked the creation of Operation Motorsport. Based in Brighton, Ontario, Operation Motorsport was founded on the basis of 3 simple words; Excite / Engage Empower. The premise is to engage, through Motorsport activities, ill & injured Service Members & disabled Veterans, affected by military service, leading to aiding in their recovery & rehabilitation.
As 2017 was a development year for Operation Motorsport, we have seen our Beneficiaries engaged
within high level sportscar racing throughout the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) series across North America. With unique relationships built within IMSA and the competing teams,
Operation Motorsport was able to embed several Beneficiaries within teams such as Paul Miller
Racing (Lamborghini), Riley Motorsports (AMG), Turner Motorsports (BMW), Bodymotion Racing
(Porsche) and CJ Wilson Racing (Porsche).
This year, we are bringing a North American contingent to Anglesey, Wales, UK, that consists of
Team Canada, including our Board members and one Beneficiary, and Team USA, which consists of
three Beneficiaries, and two volunteers. This event, as for MM, is the culmination of a year of hard
work, a chance to celebrate the victories and struggles, but mostly, the opportunity to work alongside our brothers and sisters in arms, with a bit of rivalry, towards a common goal.
WHEN: Friday, November 10 – Sunday, November 12 2017
WHERE: Anglesey Circuit, Ty Croes, Anglesey, Wales, UK, LL63 5TF
Note: Media interested in covering the event should RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-921-6172 no later than 6:00PM, Wednesday, November 8, 2017. Operation Motorsport
representatives and beneficiaries are available for interview.
WHY: Operation Motorsport is a nonprofit organization that engages, through motorsports
opportunities, ill and injured service members and disabled veterans, affected by military service,
leading to aiding in their recovery and rehabilitation.
Operation Motorsport programs coordinate and provide motorsports experiences as a recovery
activity, a training opportunity and the qualifications needed to return to work, and serves as the
relationship manager between the Motorsports and automotive industry for vocational opportunities for the service member and veteran who have visible and non-visible injuries.
QUOTE: “We are excited to once again work with Mission Motorsport UK and the USO of North
Carolina, both leaders in supporting military ill and injured service members in their time of
transitioning to civilian life, to be able to end out our first year by selecting beneficiaries from the
excite program to join us as beneficiaries at the Race of Remembrance is, as they say in the UK,
“Mega”,” said Tiffany Lodder, executive director, Operation Motorsport. “We have seen the true and
positive impact that connecting service members to motorsports has on their recovery and
rehabilitation, and we are committed to providing respite, rehabilitation, vocational support and
training to those affected by military operations within the framework of Motorsport.”
ABOUT OPERATION MOTORSPORT:
Operation Motorsport is a Canadian Veteran operated Not for Profit, based in Brighton, Ontario and
was founded on the basis of three simple words; Excite / Engage / Empower. The premise is to
engage, through Motorsport activities, ill & injured Service Members & disabled Veterans, affected by military service, leading to aiding in their recovery & rehabilitation. For more information
@OpsMotorsport and to donate, visit http://operationmotorsport.org/
ABOUT RACE OF REMEMBRANCE 2017
Returning to the wonderful Anglesey circuit for the fourth year, the 2017 Race of Remembrance
commemorates the sacrifices made by service personnel and their families. This unique endurance
race features a Heroes dinner, night racing, and a trackside service of Remembrance.
In true Mission Motorsport style, the weekend is about more than just the racing. The off track action means a great social weekend at the end of the season, while on track there is a unique interruption to an endurance motorsport event. At 10.45 on Sunday morning, the track will fall silent as the race pauses to hold a service of Remembrance, visit http://www.raceofremembrance.com/
ABOUT MISSION MOTORSPORT:
“The Aim of Mission Motorsport is to aid in the recovery and rehabilitation of those affected by
military operations, by providing opportunities through Motorsport.” “Through participation in
competition, our strong team ethos helps to inspire and rebuild confidence; while the development
of skills including mechanical competencies, logistics, and management all build capacity for a
brighter future.”, visit http://www.missionmotorsport.org/
ABOUT THE USO OF NORTH CAROLINA:
The USO of North Carolina strengthens America’s military service members by keeping them
connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation. Founded in 1941, the
USO of NC is a nonprofit, charitable organization, relying on the generosity of North Carolinians to
support its programs and services. The USO of NC serves the fourth largest military population in the U.S., touching nearly 600,000 lives annually, helping our service members and their families through education, wellness, transition assistance and resiliency programs across the state. Combined Federal Campaign donors have joined thousands of individual donors, our travel partner American Airlines, 4-star Patriot Circle members Bank of America, Cannon Foundation, Community Coffee, Harris Teeter, Lenovo, Marine Federal Credit Union, USAA, Walmart and other corporate partners to support the USO of NC and our service members. For more information visit www.uso-nc.org and to donate, visit https://uso-nc.org/donate-now/.
Contact Tiffany Lodder
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