Nashville, TN: The North American MINI Cooper Championship is pleased to announce that The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation has been selected as the ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œofficialÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â charity of the growing series.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œWe are very excited to be a part of The Minnie Pearl FoundationÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s fund raising efforts,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â noted series founder and director, Phil Wicks. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œWe believe this affiliation will be one that derives good for people in need and IÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢m honored that the North American MINI Cooper Championship is going to assist Minnie Pearl Foundation in their ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“fund racingÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ campaigns. We look forward to creating distinctive campaigns that will help cancer survivors and patients across Tennessee and beyond.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œMinnieÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â fund raising events will be part of select races of the North American MINI Cooper Championship. The MINI Cooper universe of car owners and enthusiasts have long supported activities related to the MINI Cooper and have strongly supported MINI car clubs around the country. The enthusiasm for the brand is legendary and both the North American MINI Cooper Championship and The Minnie Pearl Foundation anticipate extended support for all things Minnie.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â
The next and final race of the 2006 North American MINI Cooper Championship is on October 30th at Buttonwillow Raceway, in Buttonwillow, CA. The race will be held in combination with the Phil Wicks MINI Driving Academy. The first ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œfund racingÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â event in conjunction with The Minnie Pearl Foundation is the ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œMinnie ChallengeÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â on November 4, 2006 at Nashville Speedway. Details on this event can be found at both organizationsÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ websites.
For more information on Phil WicksÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ North American MINI Cooper Championship as well as the Phil Wicks MINI Driving Academy, visit www.minidriving.com or call Phil Wicks at 615/354-5576.
About Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation: The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation is a nonprofit public charity committed to funding programs that provide the greatest benefit to cancer patients and their families. By supporting new programs in cancer research, education, and patient and family services, we honor the memory of Sarah Cannon, a cancer patient herself, who created the beloved character “Minnie Pearl.”