DRIVE AWAY HUNGER: PANTHER NEEDS YOUR HELP AS ANNUAL HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE RETURNS WITH PRIZES


INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (November 28, 2012) – Panther Racing’s Drive Away Hunger Food Drive is back and we need your help to make a difference this holiday season! Every year Panther hosts a food drive to benefit a local Indianapolis charity, and this year we need your help to reach our goal of raising 2,000 pounds of food to benefit the George T. Goodwin Community Center located in Decatur Township. The team will be rewarding fans that donate with special prizes that include team merchandise like Panther Racing posters, hats, t-shirts, crew shirts, and even team firesuits!

Last year Panther fans donated over 1,600 pounds of food, enough to keep the George T. Goodwin Community Center’s shelves stocked from December through August. This year Panther is asking its fans and the IndyCar community to get into the spirit of giving and help us reach our donation goals. Panther Racing will be accepting donations at its headquarters from November 28th through December 20th and will deliver the donated items to the George T. Goodwin Community Center after the final Collection date. In addition to food donations, Panther is asking fans to donate clothing and winter attire for both children and adults.

Anyone who would like to donate can bring items to Panther Racing LLC. located  at 5740 Decatur Blvd. Indianapolis. Fans that bring donation items will have the opportunity to receive prizes based on the items they donate. Here’s how to win:

•Bring at least 1 item (food or clothing) and receive a signed JR Hildebrand hero card and Panther Racing poster
•Donate 25-50lbs. of food and receive a signed JR Hildebrand hero card, a Panther Racing poster, and JR Hildebrand, National Guard Hat
•Donate 50-100lbs of food and receive a National Guard, Panther Racing Jersey and JR Hildebrand, National Guard Hat
•The first person to donate 100lbs of food will receive a Panther Racing firesuit
•The first person to donate 150lbs of food will receive a Panther Racing firesuit and signed team merchandise
•The first person to donate 200 diapers (clean, unopened boxes) will receive a signed Panther Racing crew shirt, a Panther Racing, National Guard Jersey and a JR Hildebrand, National Guard Hat
•The first person to donate a complete winter attire (including a winter jacket, hat, mittens, and snow boots) will receive a signed Panther Racing crew shirt and a signed JR Hildebrand, National Guard Hat
• The first person to donate a complete outfit (including shirt, pants, and shoes) will receive a Panther Racing, National Guard jersey


Panther Racing will not accept any frozen items, perishable items, or any glass items. Any clothing donated must be new or clean, gently worn items.

Panther will be announcing donation goals and contests each week through Facebook and Twitter, and fans that meet these goals will have the opportunity to win exclusive team merchandise. Prizes for meeting these special goals will not be distributed unless the team has announced the contest, so look for prompts on Facebook and Twitter.

Fans that are not located in the Indianapolis area can ship donations to Panther Racing, Attn: Food Drive. Those that ship donations will receive a Panther Racing prize pack that could include a signed JR Hildebrand hero card, a JR Hildebrand Hat, Panther Racing poster, and a Panther Racing, National Guard Jersey.

Like Panther Racing on Facebook, or follow @PantherRacing on Twitter to receive updates on the most requested donation items and ways to win exclusive team gear and autographed merchandise.

Every year the George T. Goodwin Community Center touches the lives of hundreds of families, individuals, seniors and children living in the Decatur Township and Mars Hill areas of Indianapolis. The Center prides itself on connecting its neighbors and families to the resources they need to promote independence and life-long growth. There are a wide variety of services offered by the Goodwin Community Center including daycare and pre-school facilities, tutoring and homework assistance, GED classes, programs for senior citizens, as well as a clothing bank and food pantry.