Honda Canada has confirmed that it will sponsor Paul Tracy's KV Racing Technology No. 15 Dallara-Honda car for the Honda Indy Edmonton, again in support of Make-A-Wish Canada.
Tracy, the 2003 Champ Car World Series champion, will aim to put the disappointment of failing to qualify at Indianapolis behind him as he will drive for KV Racing again at Toronto and Edmonton in back-to-back weekends next month, July 18 and 25.
"Honda is a company built on the dreams of its founder and all of its associates, which is why Honda's corporate slogan is The Power of Dreams,” said Steve Hui, assistant general manager of the Honda Prairie Zone. “It's the power of dreams that has led us to innovations and new technologies over the years. We're very pleased to be associated with Make-A-Wish Canada which is helping to turn the wishes and dreams of Canadian children with life-threatening medical conditions into a reality. We believe Make-A-Wish Canada and Honda Canada are a perfect fit because of our shared belief in and pursuit of the power of dreams.”
Commenting on the support, Jennifer Ritter, CEO of Make-A-Wish Foundation of Canada, said, "Because of this generous support, we will be able to promote awareness of our vital mission and to continue to fulfill the dreams of our courageous ‘wish children' across Canada.
“Make-A-Wish exists for one reason only – to grant wishes to children living with life-threatening medical conditions. We impact our wish families' lives at a time when they need to know that their community cares about what they are going through, as their child battles for his or her life.
“To a child living with a life-threatening medical condition, a wish is more than a desire – it is an experience that can create a life-changing impact, not only for the wish child and their family, but for other families, friends, volunteers, donors and entire communities. We believe that Make-A-Wish, through our mission, volunteers and supporters, is helping to nurture a kind and caring Canada.”
Ontario native Tracy, a Canadian fan favorite, will be contesting his sixth race in Edmonton.
“I want to thank Honda Canada, Kevin Kalkhoven and Jimmy Vasser for the opportunity to race in front of Canadian fans,” Tracy said. “I am especially thankful because it is a tremendous honor to represent Make-A-Wish Canada. I am proud to be able to support and raise awareness for this organization that assists Canada's children in need of wishes coming true.”