Snowball Express- Day at the races, Austin 2013

Posted on: July 18th, 2013 by Martin Plowman

Hi Everyone,

As many of you may know, I have been involved with a charity called Snowball Express for the past 3 years. Snowball Express is a charity for children of our fallen military heroes since September 11th, 2001. Snowball’s mission is to create hope and new Køb Generic Viagra Danmark memories for children whose hero has paid the ultimate sacrifice.

Through my racing career, I’m in a very fortunate and privileged position of being able to offer experiences to these families and share in the excitement of a sport that I am only afforded, due to the freedom paid for by these families.

In past seasons in the American Le Mans series and in the Indycar Series I have hosted two to three families at each of my races as VIP’s, as well as making surprise appearances with my race car at schools containing Snowball Express children.

This year, as I am racing in the World Endurance Championship I only get to compete in America once, so my team and I vowed to make this one event extra special for my Snowball Express family.

My goal is to be able to accommodate up to ten families VIP style at the Austin round of the FIA WEC championship in September.

I have enjoyed some charitable donations in the past to help fund these events and even my family and friends choose to make this their chosen charity to help make a difference and to give back to these families who have gone through so much.

The costs involved in bringing these families to the events include Pit & Garage entry tickets, hospitality passes, travel and accommodation vouchers. After help from sponsors and friends within the paddock, the average cost per VIP will reach $200. An average Snowball family consists of one adult and two children. Based on my rule of thumb formula, we need to raise $6000 to make this years event a success and help impact as many children as possible. All surplus money from this event will be donated directly to Snowball Express 501(c)(3).

Any donation, however big or small will travel a long way!

Listed on the page you will see some donation rewards in various levels. From having your name or username on a ‘donors’ sign in the teams pit, to a signed replica of this years winning Le Mans car, to personal behind the scene pit/garage tours at the Austin round of the WEC.

THANKYOU for your donation!



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