REDCOM Sponsors Race Car in the Centennial Tire 150 at Watkins Glen
Weisbergs Will Raise Money for Hillside Family of Agencies in Honor of its 175th Anniversary
Rochester, New York (June 25, 2012) – REDCOM Laboratories Inc., will be sponsoring a race car in the Centennial Tire 150 at Watkins Glen International Raceway, June 30. Husband and wife duo, John and Dinah Gueldenpfennig Weisberg will be driving together in the REDCOM-sponsored #40 BERG Racing Porsche. The Weisbergs are not only vying for the top position, but they are also racing to raise funds for the recreation and athletic programs at Hillside Family of Agencies in honor of the non-profit’s 175th anniversary.
The 31st Running of Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen opens the racing season at Watkins Glen International, June 30 - July 1, 2012. The Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge returns to get the weekend rolling with the Continental Tire 150 at The Glen. The Daytona Prototypes and the GT Class of the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series promise to provide constant on-track action during the featured Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen on Sunday, July 1.
During the race on June 30, the Weisberg’s Porsche race car will display the Hillside Family of Agencies and REDCOM logos. The Weisbergs have also invited a group of youth from Hillside Family of Agencies to attend the racing event at Watkins Glen as part of an organized field trip.
“We are thrilled to include Hillside’s logo on our race car, giving the youth who are attending the race a direct connection to the action on track,” said Dinah Gueldenpfennig Weisberg. “REDCOM is proud a proud long-term supporter of Hillside Family of Agencies and this high- profile race is an opportunity to increase exposure and awareness for a wonderful organization that has deep roots in our community. A big thank you to Scott Welliver of Welliver-McGuire/Glenora Vinyards as well as Michael Printup, president of Watkins Glen International for their support in helping us to make this happen.”
“We are so appreciative for the continued support from REDCOM and the Weisbergs – every year our youth look forward to spending a day at Watkins Glen watching the high-energy races,” said Tom Hildebrandt, president, Hillside Children’s Foundation at Hillside Family of Agencies. “Hillside Family of Agencies is celebrating a milestone anniversary this year and this exciting event adds to the organization’s celebration of helping the community for 175 years.”
Contributions can be made at the online pledge site, http://www.hillside.com/glen
. All of the proceeds will go to Hillside Family of Agencies. Pledges can also be made by calling (585) 256-7660. Tickets may be purchased at: http://www.theglen.com/Tickets-Events/Events/2012/Sahlens-Six-Hours-of-The-Glen.aspx
Celebrating its 175th anniversary in 2012, Hillside Family of Agencies is one of the oldest family and youth non-profit human services organizations in Western and Central New York. The organization provides child welfare, mental health, youth development, juvenile justice, special education, and developmental disabilities services across central and western New York and in Prince George’s County, MD. Last year, Hillside Family of Agencies provided services to 12,636 youth and families in need.
Hillside Family of Agencies is comprised of affiliates Crestwood Children's Center, Crestwood Children's Foundation, Hillside Children's Center, Hillside Children's Foundation, Hillside Shared Services, Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection, and Snell Farm Children's Center. For more information, visit www.hillside.com