Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) July 19, 2013
July brings the 31st Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix to the streets of Schenley Park. The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix will again this year produce a world-class vintage racing event and raise funds to help provide residential care, treatment and support for developmentally disabled individuals in the Pittsburgh region. Because of the generous support and contributions from sponsors, and the dedication of volunteers, the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix has been able to donate $3.2 million to two deserving charities: the Autism Society of Pittsburgh and Allegheny Valley School. The event continues to grow and remains the nation’s largest vintage sports car racing event... and the only one run on city streets. And it’s free to the public.
MyWay Mobile Storage will, again this year, be providing several storage units for the event. Volunteers will be handing out event programs from a MyWay Mobile Storage SafeBox that’s been turned into a display booth. Other SafeBoxes will be storing items needed around the park. MyWay franchise owner, Ed Sickmund will also be hosting an end of event cookout for the many volunteers who make the Vintage Grand Prix possible. “This iconic Pittsburgh event wouldn’t be possible without the generous efforts of some 1,200 volunteers. MyWay Mobile Storage is happy to be able to cook burgers for them at the end of a long weekend of racing,” he said, “It’s humbling to realize all the hours of work and all the money that has been raised in support of Autism and the Allegheny Valley School. Really though, I’d expect nothing less from Pittsburghers. This is a very giving town.”
Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix events kicked off July 2nd and continue through a 10-day celebration spanning six venues and two counties. Schenley Park Race Day closes things Sunday, July 21 with a bang as races and car shows continue all day long: 8:15 AM to 10:15 AM -- Warm-up & Practice Laps, 11:00 AM to noon -- Opening Ceremonies, Parade laps by Mustang Marque and Patron Parkers, 12:00 to 5:00 PM -- Vintage Races, 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM -- International Car Show on the golf course.
About the two charities: The Autism Society of Pittsburgh and Allegheny Valley School
Autism is a neurological disorder that impairs behavior and communication. More than 4,000 families in Southwestern Pennsylvania have children with this disability. Their families are often overwhelmed by the enormous task of discerning and providing for their complex needs. The Autism Society estimates that currently the lifetime cost of caring for a child with autism ranges from $3.5 million to $5 million. They operate solely on donations to address the needs of these children through a comprehensive array of information, advocacy and referral services, which are provided to their families and the caring professionals and service providers who work with them. This includes creating, developing and improving programs and approaches in diagnosis, treatment, education, training and social adjustment.
The Allegheny Valley School was established in 1960 to care for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Allegheny Valley School has programs and facilities serving more than 900 children, adults and senior citizens. Most of the residents are diagnosed with severe or profound intellectual disabilities; most also have multiple physical disabilities, medical complications and some have behavioral management needs. Proceeds from the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix are used to cover expenses at the school that are not reimbursable by Medicaid including equipment, new program development, renovations, improvements and so much more.
About MyWay Mobile Storage:
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