on the Garlits vs. Gwynn: Match Races for a Cause" series please visit www.darrellgwynnfoundation.org/garlits-vs-gwynn.htm.
The Darrell Gwynn Foundation also made two wheelchair donations at the NHRA Supernationals. The foundation donated a $36,000 custom-built power wheelchair to Jonathan Gonzalez of the Bronx, N.Y. was paralyzed from a gunshot wound while standing in front of his home just two weeks after the birth of his son. His healthcare provider denied him the durable medical equipment he needed and the Darrell Gwynn Foundation stepped in to donate a custom built wheelchair to improve the quality of Jonathan's life. With his new wheelchair, Jonathan plans to train for a job that suits his abilities and reconnect with his young son. The donation was made through the Darrell Gwynn Foundation's Wheelchair Donation Program.
The Darrell Gwynn Foundation also donated a wheelchair on Thursday, June 2 at the Racer Appreciation Party at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park to Bronx, N.Y. native Jermaine Fairweather. Fairweather joined Gonzalez on the racetrack Sunday for his wheelchair presentation. In all, the Darrell Gwynn Foundation donated $43,000 worth of wheelchairs to the New York City community last week.
Sponsors who made the "Garlits vs. Gwynn" project possible include: Title Sponsor: Vision Airlines. Associate Sponsors: Lucas Oil, Dynamic Machine, DieHard, National Auto Mart, JEGS, Summitt, Mac Tools, Barrett-Jackson, Goodyear, DMR, Reliable Transportation, Moon, Pro Glass, G-Force, Simpson, K&N Filters, Mark Williams and Brad Hadman/PMI Truck Bodies.
About the Darrell Gwynn Foundation
Founded in 2002 by Champion Drag Racer Darrell Gwynn and his wife, Lisa, the Darrell Gwynn Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to provide AWARENESS, PREVENTION, SUPPORT and ultimately a CURE for paralysis. The foundation's primary support program is its national Wheelchair Donation Program. With this program the Darrell Gwynn Foundation has donated custom built wheelchairs to hundreds of individuals in need. The foundation also maintains a Patient Assistance Fund offering support services and tools at Craig Hospital in Englewood, Colorado with aspirations to expand this model to several hospitals nationwide. The Patient Assistance Fund also supports