DANICA PATRICK AND ROCKFORD RIVERHAWKS JERSEY AUCTION TO BENEFIT MDA
June 29, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Business NewsPatrick will be at the Rockford Riverhawks stadium on Tuesday, July 18 for the MDA Crossing the Line Jersey Auction, sponsored by the Riverhawks. The Riverhawks will take the field at 7:05 p.m., in jerseys modeled after the Roscoe native’s racing suit. Patrick will start the game by throwing out the first pitch. Immediately following the game, the jerseys will be auctioned off to fans, with proceeds going to the MDA. Danica Patrick will autograph each jersey sold at the auction.
In order to have Patrick’s book titled, Danica-Crossing the Line, singed by her, fans are encouraged to be at the stadium at 1 p.m. to receive a wrist bracelet. Patrick will begin signing her book at 5 p.m. The game is sponsored by; J.L. Clark, Axeburg Heating, First Step Mortgage, BMC Tix, Medicine Man, WXRX, and WREX Channel 13.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association is a voluntary health agency — a dedicated partnership between scientists and concerned citizens aimed at conquering neuromuscular diseases that affect more than a million Americans. MDA combats neuromuscular diseases through programs of worldwide research, comprehensive medical and community services, and far-reaching professional and public health education. MDA clinics offer an interdisciplinary team approach toward initial diagnosis and follow-up care. Individuals affected by any of the disorders in MDA’s program have access to a nationwide network of some 230 hospital-affiliated clinics staffed by top health professionals. These experts can give advice about all aspects of medical management of neuromuscular disease, including occupational, speech, and respiratory and physical therapy. MDA assists with purchase and repair of wheelchairs or leg braces when prescribed by MDA clinic physicians, and with the purchase of communication devices.
For more information about MDA and the Jersey’s Off Their Back fundraiser, please call (815) 229-1632 or visit www.mda.org.