Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Ryan Newman Foundation Updates

Newmans to sign Pit Road Pets at Meaty Bone tent on Saturday, June 16 in MI

Ryan and Krissie Newman will sign copies of the charity book, Pit Road Pets: NASCAR Stars and Their Pets, during the upcoming Michigan weekend. The book signing will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2007 from 3:30 to 4:30 PM at the Meaty Bone tent located in the Juniper Hills Campground across from Michigan International Speedway's main gate.

The book signing will be limited to the first 125 fans holding an autograph session ticket. Autograph session tickets may be picked up at the Meaty Bone tent beginning Friday, June 15 from 1:00 to 5:00 PM and Saturday, June 16 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Fans may either bring a previously purchased copy of the book to the signing or purchase the book at Newman's Motorsports Authentics trackside souvenir rig. Newman will sign up to two copies of Pit Road Pets in addition to one other item per person.

For more information about this book signing and the games and contests at the Meaty Bone tent this weekend, visit Pit Road Pets Book Signings.

Newmans accept $300,000 donation from the ASPCA to the Humane Alliance National Spay/Neuter Response Team

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced a $300,000 sponsorship for the Humane Alliance of Western North Carolina's National Spay/Neuter Response Team (NSNRT) to provide a strategic training program and facilitators to mentor organizations to open and operate 12 new high-volume, high quality spay/neuter clinics across the country in 2007.

Ed Sayres, president of the ASPCA, presented the $300,000 pledge to Humane Alliance director Quita Mazzina and NSNRT spokespeople Ryan and Krissie Newman at the Humane Society of Catawba County (HSCC), which will operate one of the model spay/neuter clinics, in Hickory , NC . The clinic will be part of the Humane Society’s multipurpose animal welfare facility that is currently under construction.

The Humane Society of Catawba County's Spay/Neuter clinic is being built through a $400,000 donation from the Ryan Newman Foundation. Ryan and Krissie Newman are the national spokespeople for the Humane Alliance's National Spay/Neuter Response Team (NSNRT) and honorary capital campaign co-chairs for the Humane Society of Catawba County. HSCC still has to raise an additional $300,000 to complete the capital campaign for their no-kill animal shelter, education center and spay/neuter clinic that is scheduled to open in November 2007.

The NSNRT operates much like a NASCAR pit crew, sending groups of trained vets and veterinary technicians to help nonprofit organizations learn how to open spay/neuter clinics using the Humane Alliance model.

A total of 22 organizations around the country--including the Humane Society of Catawba County--have applied to open spay/neuter clinics, and a minimum of 12 of the 22 will open this year with help from the ASPCA's funding of the NSNRT. These organizations will partner with hundreds of local animal shelters and rescue groups in their regions across the nation.

The Humane Alliance of Western North Carolina is a non-profit high volume, high quality, affordable spay/neuter clinic located in Asheville . Since its inception 12 years ago, The Humane Alliance clinic has sterilized 180,000 companion animals and reduced the euthanasia rate in the Asheville community by an astounding 72 percent.

Through the NSNRT initiative, which began in 2005, the Humane Alliance’s team of facilitators has mentored 21 organizations across the nation to successfully implement its high volume, high quality spay/neuter model. More than 200,000 companion animals have been surgically sterilized at these clinics in just two short years. NSNRT has already trained six organizations so far this year.

Win a Ranger Boat!
HOLD THE DATE: Charity fishing tournament scheduled for Saturday, December 8, 2007 -- VIP Dinner/Auction on Dec 7
Join Ryan Newman and friends for the 2nd Annual Ryan Newman Foundation Charity Fishing Tournament, sponsored by Ranger Boats and facilitated by FLW Outdoors.
Mark your calendars for the Second Annual Ryan Newman Foundation Celebrity Charity Fishing Tournament, which is scheduled for Saturday, December 8, 2007 on Lake Norman in North Carolina. This year registration will be held in the late afternoon on Friday, December 7, 2007 followed by the VIP Reception and Auction in Mooresville. VIP Reception tickets will be sold separately. Additional details will be announced soon via email and the Ryan Newman Foundation website.

Ryan Newman's #12 Penske Racing Alltel Dodge pit crew claimed victory in the NASCAR Nextel Pit Crew Challenge on May 16th. The team’s first win in the event netted the crew $70,000. Additionally, The NASCAR Foundation made an $11,000 donation to the charity of team's choice, which was the Ryan Newman Foundation. The winning crew accepted the donation check for their win, which was presented to Ryan Newman and Ryan Newman Foundation Executive Director Rosalie De Fini at the NASCAR Day Telethon on Friday, May 18th.

Newman says, "I am incredibly proud of my guys. They work hard, and they finally got the recognition they deserve. Krissie and I really appreciate the team choosing our foundation for the NASCAR Foundation donation. That will go a long way in helping us fulfill the mission of our foundation."

Free Pit Road Pets posters at Kmart beginning June 26
The Meaty Bone brand, Ryan Newman Foundation and Kmart and are bringing exclusive NASCAR collectibles to Kmart shoppers. Beginning June 26, 2007 consumers who purchase two Meaty Bone or Chew-lotta products at any participating Kmart will get a free Pit Road Pets™: NASCAR Stars and Their Pets poster. The exclusive posters feature NASCAR drivers like Tony Stewart, Ryan Newman and Mark Martin and their pets. These posters are only available at Kmart through the month of July while supplies last.

info from the ryan newmna foundation newsletter

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