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The Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS), Wish for Our Heroes (W4OH) and Indiana National Guard are teaming up to provide fans with an opportunity to help send active United States military or veterans to the inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis, Indianapolis 500, Kroger Super Weekend at the Brickyard or Red Bull Indianapolis GP in 2014.

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The “Wish Fund” program gives fans four ways to salute American service members through contributions or donations:

Text to Donate
By texting the word ‘America’ to 20222, a $10 donation will automatically be deducted from the sender’s telephone bill.

Contribute Funds
Contribute $5 or more toward the purchase of a 2014 IMS event ticket for an active-duty service member or veteran.

Purchase Tickets
Purchase a 2014 IMS event ticket for an active-duty service member or veteran.

Donate Tickets
Donate extra or unused 2014 IMS event tickets to an active-duty service member or veteran.

A volunteer-based organization, Wish for Our Heroes is a national charity dedicated to granting wishes to military and their families. Since 2009, more than $7 million has been granted to military heroes.

“Honoring active and retired servicemen and women at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is one of our longest and most important traditions,” said J. Douglas Boles, generic levitra online pharmacy Indianapolis Motor Speedway president. “We are pleased to continue our partnership with Wish For Our Heroes and look forward to once again hosting military personnel and their families as guests during all of our racing events this year.”

Fans who donate the purchase price of a ticket to the “Wish Fund” can designate the service branch and service status (active, reserves, National Guard, veteran, wounded veteran) of the ticket recipient. “Wish Fund” contributors who donate tickets or the purchase price of a ticket also can receive a picture of the military recipient and learn more about their dedicated service to the country.

“We are proud to enter our third year working alongside IMS and ING to reward our brave men and women serving our country,” said Erich Orrick, WISH for OUR HEROES president. “The strains of military life take their toll on Military families, and through this program, our mission is to provide them with the experience of a lifetime and do our part to thank them for all of the sacrifices they’ve made for us.”

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is the world’s largest spectator sporting facility.

Wish for Our Heroes
www.wishforourheroes.org