The fruits of Honda Canada’s charitable labour were handed over to a worthy cause this week as the car company gave Wounded Warriors.ca a cheque for $56,000.
Gathered through donations at the Honda Indy Toronto and the Rexall Edmonton Indy this past month, Canadian Indy driver Paul Tracy made the presentation saying it was an incredible honour to represent the charity.
Wounded Warriors.ca is an all-volunteer charity assisting Canadian troops wounded in the line of duty. More than $400,000 has been raised by the group so far. Their logo appeared on the side of Tracy’s KV Racing Technology race car for the Toronto and Edmonton events.
Each dollar raised was matched by Honda Canada.
“We wanted to show our support for the courageous Canadian soldiers serving overseas,” said Jerry Chenkin, executive vice president, Honda Canada Inc. “And to support the Wounded Warriors.ca cause to help fund their many programs assisting our injured soldiers and their families.”
Donations were raised through various activities in Toronto and Edmonton, such as a tire change competition and the opportunity to sign Paul's race suit with a donation to Wounded Warriors.ca.