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Hi everybody!

I sent this in a press release in the official way, but it never appeared- (Ben/Jim- please email me & lend me any advice there?) ANyway... Without further adeu...

>>IMMEDIATE RELEASE

GNI MOTORSPORTS HELPS TO MAKE WISHES COME TRUE THROUGH FUNDRAISER FOR MAKE-A-WISH® FOUNDATION

Pinckney, MI- June 16, 2005

The GNI Motorsports North American Rally Team in Pinckney is organizing the LSPR 2005 RALLY TRIP RAFFLE to help raise funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan?a nonprofit organization that grants wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses.

Throughout the summer of 2005, GNI Motorsports will be attending various events in SE MI to promote & sell raffle tickets with proceeds going to Make A Wish Foundation of Michigan. The Grand Prize will be all expense paid trip to the Lake Superior Pro Rally in Houghton, MI in October to include full VIP access, personal guides throughout the race weekend, spending cash, and a ride in the GNI Motorsports 2004 WRX PGT rally car before the race! Several 2nd & 3rd place prizes of official team apparel and Panasonic home theater systems will also be awarded.

The drawing will be conducted on Sept 18th at the Tippman World Challenge, an annual world championship paintball event at Hell Survivors Paintball field in Pinckney, with the assistance of ExoticSportz, a GNI Motorsports team sponsor.

? We are very excited about this opportunity to help the Make A Wish Foundation. I cannot think of an organization I can relate to more easily. Helping kids enjoy themselves at the most difficult times of their young lives is heart warming. I hope we can raise a lot of money for them and also raise awareness of the foundation?s great ideals at the same time we are enjoying our exciting sport.? said John Cirisan, driver of the GNI Motorsports #595 car.

GNI Motorsports races Performance Rally in the Rally America series. Started in 2002, GNI has progressed from the 2 wheel drive class to now being contenders in the highly competitive Production GT class for all wheel drive vehicles. Sporting a new, 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX, the team is looking to continue to improve during various events in the 2005 season, with a full National Championship effort in 2006.

A schedule of events GNI will be attending will be posted on the team?s website: www.gnimotorsports.com. Tickets will be sold at all events attended by the team, as well as directly by the contact info below. Each event will be marked by the appearance of the bright Red , White & Black GNI Motorsports #595 WRX rally car and its driver or co-driver.

More information on the Rally America Championship can be found at: http://www.rally-america.com

More information on GNI Motorsports and available sponsorship opportunities is available at: http://www.gnimotorsports.com.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan is a chapter of Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, the largest wish-granting charity in the world. Since 1984, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan has granted more than 3,400 wishes to children with life-threatening illness to enrich human experience with hop, strength, and joy. The Michigan chapter anticipates granting more than 380 wishes this year and has offices in Livonia, Lansing and Grand Rapids, with more than 80 percent of expenditures going toward program services. For more information about the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan, visit their website at www.wishmich.org or call 1-888-857-WISH (9474).<<

TIckets are only $5/each or 5 for $20!

Now, I have figured that all you cool rally folks out there across the huge ol' US of A would love to get some of these tickets & come up to da lovely UP of Michigan to da great LSPoR. We have plenty of time for snail mail. IF you would like to buy some tickets, you can simply send a note with your name, address, email & phone# w/cash, check or M/O to:

GNI Motorsports
4828 W. Schafer Rd.
Pinckney, MI 48169

Then we can fill them out, and email you (or snail mail you back if you include postage) electronic copies of the numbers.

That way, even cool old school rally dudes who prefer to old school technology can get in on this. :)

-OR if you prefer to use yer plastic & be all new age, we can go electronic all da way. I have a crack Rally Raffle Ticket Squad that can transfer your info from Paypal input to paper ticket & back to email to you. Simply go to: http://www.gnimotorsports.com/raffle_buy_page.htm and follow the link. Enter your info & whatnot & we can send ya an email back with the ticket numbers & everything.

Thanx for your attention. Pardon the interruption. Buy lotsa tickets.

edited to add: MI raffle # R82720

JC
#595
www.gnimotorsports.com
 
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