PHOENIX, Oct. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Real estate development company Winfield Lee Investments & Development of Scottsdale, Arizona recently joined with race car driver Pete Olson to sponsor his 'Racing for Children' efforts for ChildFund International, in an Asia Formula Renault race weekend September 15th-16th at Zhuhai International Circuit in Zhuhai, China.
For the past several years the BELL helmets and Drift Innovation-sponsored race driver has promoted his Racing for Children program to the benefit of ChildFund International [formerly the Christian Children's Fund]. The purpose of the program is to use the unique venue and excitement of auto racing to promote the organization and find more sponsors for children, by advertising the ChildFund logo on the racecar and using race events to generate media interest in ChildFund. The most recent ChildFund Racing for Children news is here.
Through the program, ChildFund has received free media publicity distributed to more than a half million readers in various publications in the United States. Olson currently sponsors a girl from Vietnam, Trang, whom he will visit next month. "If it gets one more person to sponsor a child and change a life, it will be worth it" said Olson.
"I'd really like to thank Winfield Lee Investments for making possible this race and my drive to earn the distinction of becoming the first American to win a pro race series in China. Winfield Lee's support for my Racing for Children efforts is helping to generate strong publicity for ChildFund through professional auto racing."
With setup issues in qualifying, Olson placed 11th on the starting grid for the first race of the weekend, in which he charged up four positions to finish 7th of 19. In race 2, Olson had made it up to the top 5 and was battling for position, when halfway through the race his car's electrical system failed
The Indy 500-aspiring driver is the only American currently competing in the prestigious 170mph Asia Formula Renault race series, and made a strong showing for ChildFund International when his Champ Motorsport Car #10 received 19% of the television coverage for the first race of the weekend, more than any other car on the grid.
About ChildFund: ChildFund, one of the largest and most well-respected charities in the world, is an international organization whose members provide assistance to more than 8 million impoverished children and families in more than 54 countries, including the United States. As a private nonsectarian organization, the ChildFund provides help to needy children regardless of race, gender or religion. ChildFund sponsored children are provided with such basics as education, food, clothing, shelter and health care by ChildFund workers in their area (www.childfund.org).
About Winfield Lee Investments & Development: Winfield Lee Investments is an entrepreneurial, private investment company focused on under-valued asset opportunities across myriad real estate classes from office, retail and hospitality to performing and non-performing debt, debtor-in-possession financing and 363 sales. Their expertise in value-added activities is unparalleled and includes strategic acquisition, repositioning, redevelopment, ground-up development, entitlement, and disposition (www.winfieldlee.com).
For more information contact:
Peter Nelson, President
Winfield Lee Investments & Development
9375 East Shea Blvd, Suite 100, Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Tel: 602 738 6399
ChildFund International Contact Agent for Pete Olson:
2821 Emerywood Parkway
Richmond, VA 23294 USA
Media Contact: Peter Olson Olson Motorsports, LLC, 410-433-3187, email@example.com
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