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6.2.11

Igdalsky, Michael's Way Form Partnership For Pocono ARCA 200

POCONO SUMMIT, PA - ARCA driver and Pocono Raceway Executive Nick Igdalsky has formed a unique partnership with Michael's Way, a non-profit charity organization, for the June 11 Pocono ARCA 200 race at Pocono Raceway.

Michael's Way is a charity organization that supports families who have children undergoing cancer treatments by helping pay non-medical expenses a family may incur.
Individuals, businesses and corporations are asked to support Michael's Way and this partnership by making monetary donations to Michael's Way for every mile of the 200-mile race that Igdalsky completes in the June 11 event.

Individual Mileage Donations can be made per mile up to 200 miles. For example, a 10-cent-per-mile donation results in a $20 maximum donation. A 25-cents-per-mile donation results in a maximum donation of $50. A $1-per-mile donation results in a maximum donation of $200. A $10-per-mile donation would result in a maximum donation of $2,000.
Guaranteed corporate donations will also be raised, with the two companies donating the largest amounts of money having their company logo placed on the left quarter panel and right quarter panel of the racecar for the race.

Donations can be made online at www.michaelsway.org.

Michael's Way will be featured on the No. 23 Fox Motorsports Chevrolet that Igdalsky will drive in the ARCA Pocono 200. The car is fielded by Wayne Hixon Motorsports.
"My family has been supporting Michael's Way for several years," Igdalsky explained.

"In 2009, my nephew was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer at the age of 15 months. He is now three-years-old and has undergone countless treatments, procedures and surgeries during his fight against the disease.

"Michael's Way," Igdalsky continued, "helps families having trouble covering the tremendous amounts of personal expenses that families incur while a child undergoes treatment. Many family members have to stop working just to make all of the necessary medical appointments in order for their child to fight this disease properly. "Chris McElwee and his group at Michael's Way do wonderful things to help insure that 100 percent of all funds raised goes directly to the children and their families. It's a cause that is very close to my heart and we are calling for everyone to donate for every mile we race on June 11."

"Michael's Way was started in 2002 to honor my brother, Michael, who passed due to leukemia. I learned firsthand how hard the financial struggle is on the family that is already dealing with the physical and emotional cancer battle. We have an amazing network of friends and family who continue to support Michael's Way year after year. I am looking forward to this opportunity for growth so we can assist even more families of children with cancer."

Michael's Way currently works with three Delaware Valley hospitals, one Lehigh Valley hospital and two Philadelphia Ronald McDonald Houses. All money raised through our golf tournament, events, private donations and grants received from foundations goes directly to Michael's Way and the children, not to overhead expenses. The main purpose of Michael's Way is to help the families of children with cancer to cope with the extraordinary expenses that come about as a direct result of their child's illness. We try to ease the financial strain so that the family can concentrate on the real battleā€¦saving their child's life!

Igdalsky is a veteran racer with a successful record in stock car racing on both oval tracks and road courses and in sports car racing on road courses.

He competed on the ARCA circuit fulltime in 2009, finishing 12th overall in points and finishing as the runner-up for Rookie of the Year honors. This season, Igdalsky is competing in select ARCA events that have and will include Daytona, Talladega, New Jersey Motorsports Park and both Pocono races.

In addition, Igdalsky is competing this season in the Grand-Am Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge series in the ModSpace/Construct Corps MazdaSpeed 3.


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