Honda Indy Toronto Raises $90,000 For Make-A-Wish Canada
The Ontario Honda Dealers Association (OHDA) and the Honda Canada Foundation (HCF) raised nearly $90,000 for Make-A-Wish Canada during the Honda Indy Toronto.
This marks the ninth consecutive year of Make-A-Wish fundraising efforts at the race, which has generated a total of more than $690,000. The Honda Canada Foundation, Honda Canada’s national charitable arm, matched all contributions from race fans dollar-for-dollar.
“This is a true reflection of how big people’s hearts are and I know that everyone at Make-A-Wish shares in my excitement and sincere gratitude to Indy fans, the Honda Canada Foundation and Ontario Honda dealers,” said Jennifer Klotz-Ritter, president & CEO, Make-A-Wish Canada. “Programs like this play an instrumental role in our ability to bring strength and happiness to the lives of children with critical illnesses.”
Instead of admission, attendees were encouraged to make a contribution to Make-A-Wish upon entry into the race. Donations were also accepted throughout annual racing event for a variety of games and activities including face painting, racing simulators, James Hinchcliffe suit signing and Honda Junior Red Riders off-road riding program.
“This is exactly what the Honda Canada Foundation is all about and the common values we share with Canadians,” said Dave Jamieson, chair of the Honda Canada Foundation “We’re thrilled about what we’ve accomplished together this past weekend with thousands of Indy race fans, our dealers and the many Honda Canada Foundation partners.”