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Pelican Parts Charity Fundraising event for Down Syndrome...

It is with great enthusiasm that I am happy to announce that Pelican Parts will be hosting the 7th annual fund raising benefit for DSRTF at our location on the evening of August 25th. DSRTF is the Down Syndrome Research and Treatment Foundation - a charity that is focused on finding scientific and medical breakthroughs that reverse some of the negative effects of this genetic syndrome. As many of you know, our six-year old daughter Holly has Down Syndrome, so this particular cause is very dear to us.

The date of the event is Saturday, August 25th, from 5:30PM - 10:30PM. We're opening up Pelican Parts' racecar showroom for a rare and exclusive peek behind the scenes of some of the greatest Porsche racecars of all time. There will be food, drinks, and a silent auction with a whole lot of interesting items (several vacations are part of the lot). We'll have a brief talk from some of the doctors involved in the research. We have Brett Walkow of ClownTown.tv lined up to be our comedic Master of Ceremonies. And of course, I will be there as well to answer any and all questions about the cars.

Tickets are $65 each, you can purchase them here: https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/event/Event.action?auctionId=168860055

If you can't make it that evening, then please see if there is an item in the pre-event online auction that you wish to bid on here: http://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/item/Browse.action?auctionId=168860055

We expect this event to sell out as we get closer to the final date, so if you're interested in attending, I would recommend purchasing tickets early on. In general, it will be a really fun event - we'll have a DJ and some dancing to wrap up the night!

Included in the Pelican Parts collection are:

- The 1987 & 1988 Sebring winner, the Texaco Havoline / Bud Light IMSA Porsche 962. Seven first place victories - one of the most successful Porsche race cars of all time.

- The last Brumos 935: the last Porsche Peter Gregg drove before his death in 1980. This 935 finished third at Sebring in 1983 and 4th at Daytona in 1984.

- Kremer racing's 1987 Porsche Cup winner - the Yokohama 962. Featured on the 1987 Euro Porsche Cup factory poster.

- RLR 962-106b - winner of the Norisring and Kyalami in 1987 - the Liqui-Moly car.

- Champion Porsche-powered 2000 Lola B2K/10: 4th at Daytona, 2nd at Daytona 3hr, driven by Hurley Haywood, Bob Wollek

- Schuppan's carbon-tubbed 962-138. One of the first all-carbon fiber chassis to be raced. Finished 15th at Le Mans in 1989

In addition, you get to see the vast collection of European automobilia (mostly Porsche) that I've been collecting over the past decade or so.

Reminder: we also have an pre-event online auction that is running live prior to the event. You can check out all of the interesting items here: Down Syndrome Research and Treatment Foundation - Auction Items - BiddingForGood Fundraising Auction

THANKS A MILLION FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT!!!



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From my family to yours, kudos on sponsoring a very worthwhile event Wayne! My sister is actually visiting me and my wife here in KL for the next three weeks, will be there in spirit and we will send mojo for a successful fundraiser.

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Awesome on so many levels, Wayne. And, those kid pics are too adorable.
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Is there a way to donate tickets for people who for geographical reasons cannot come to someone close to the cause that perhaps might not be able to justify the cost of the event?

Good on you for letting those kids climb all over those cars, the smiles are priceless!
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Wayne

Is there a way to donate tickets for people who for geographical reasons cannot come to someone close to the cause that perhaps might not be able to justify the cost of the event?

Good on you for letting those kids climb all over those cars, the smiles are priceless!
Yes, I've been asked this question three times already this morning - I am trying to get an official answer quickly. I will post back here when I have more details.

thx,

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Good on you for letting those kids climb all over those cars, the smiles are priceless!


This one is mine:



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Yes, I've been asked this question three times already this morning - I am trying to get an official answer quickly. I will post back here when I have more details.
Awesome event. Will be there in spirit for sure.
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Yes, I've been asked this question three times already this morning - I am trying to get an official answer quickly. I will post back here when I have more details.

thx,

Wayne

Okay, I have an answer from the higher powers that be (wifey). If you wish to purchase tickets for the event for other people, then the best way to go about this is make a straight donation on the webpage for $65 X each ticket you wish to buy. Then, in the comments field, write the words "Pelican donation for tickets". This is the best way to go for everyone because:

- You can use the full amount as a tax deduction (whereas if you bought the tickets, then you'd have to deduct the value of the dinner/drinks according to IRS rules)

- We (the charity) do not get charged a "ticketing fee" by the BiddingForGood website.

- Someone with a child with DS who might not be otherwise able to afford to go can now attend.

You can make the donation for tickets using this page here: https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/communicate/DonateCash.action?edit=&donation.clickId=176294749

Or, you can simply mail a check made payable to DSRTF and send it to the Pelican HQ address: 1600 240th Street, Harbor City, CA 90170.


Thanks!

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I wish I were still on the left coast simply so I could attend this! I'm wishing you all the best for a successful event! You LA guys really should go check this out! No excuses!

I'll be sending a donation - it's the least I can do. All the best!
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Wayne, We're going to try to do this. If not I will bid on some stuff.

I've also asked my wife to forward it out to her PTA and El Segundo Mom's club folks if that is okay. If not please let me know - she hasn't done it yet...
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Wayne - very nicely done...if there's one thing that makes me tear up...this is it. My eyes are all watery as I'm typing...

Your girl is precious as are the other children shown.

The cars are nice too - but somehow I am distracted by the real gems...
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Wayne, We're going to try to do this. If not I will bid on some stuff.

I've also asked my wife to forward it out to her PTA and El Segundo Mom's club folks if that is okay. If not please let me know - she hasn't done it yet...
Perfectly good - the more the merrier!

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Wayne - very nicely done...if there's one thing that makes me tear up...this is it. My eyes are all watery as I'm typing...

Your girl is precious as are the other children shown.

The cars are nice too - but somehow I am distracted by the real gems...
Those pictures turned out pretty good, huh? That was an interesting idea and it seemed to work *very* well.

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