The Veteran’s Network Hosts First-Ever “Stunt Race for Freedom”

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Watch professional stunt car drivers compete for prizes, enjoy great food and participate in all of the excitement; all for a good cause Â? helping returning VeteranÂ?s and their families.

The Veteran’s Network, in conjunction with the National Veterans Foundation, will host the first-ever “Stunt Race for Freedom” on Sunday May 22, 2005 at the Los Angeles County Raceway, from 10:00am to 6:00pm. Professional stunt car drivers from such television shows and motion pictures as Fear Factor, The Fast and the Furious, The Matrix and Gone in 60 Seconds will compete for prizes and trophies. There is no cost to attend the event, but donations are greatly appreciated. Entry fees for participation in the stunt races range from $75.00 to $150.00. All proceeds will go to support current homecoming services for Veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, provided by the National Veterans Foundation. Services include health care, counseling and employment coordination. Also, the Veteran’s Network will be raising funds to help develop the first-ever on-line network for Veterans.

“We are very excited about this event” says Rick Seaman, President of the Veteran’s Network. “As so many of our troops come home, we need to be here to support them. This Stunt Race is a great way for families to come out and have a great time, while raising funds to support a very worthwhile cause.”

The day’s events include men’s and women’s division stunt driving events, including a high-speed “90” slide into a parking space, a “180” into a parking space and the exciting “flying 90”. There will be final run-off between men’s and women’s first place winners. Other events include a precision race, where drivers run a precision course. There will be prizes for all events. The stunt cars will be provided by the Motion Picture Driving Clinic and include Chevy Caprices fully prepped with all necessary safety features.

The event, located at the Los Angeles County Raceway, 6850 East Avenue T in Palmdale will also have a wide range of food and beverages, all donated by local area vendors. There will also be a live band beginning at 6:00pm. There will be an auction of autographed celebrity and sports memorabilia. Again, all proceeds going to support the returning troops and the development of the Veteran’s on-line Network. The Veteran’s Network will be an on-line community consisting of “channels” of programming, all geared to the special needs of Veterans and their families.

To register for the event or for more information on sending a donation, please call 818-341-9536 and ask for Rick Seaman.

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