Wednesday, June 10, 2015

what the common link between the Make a Wish and the Infinte Hero funny cars? A billionaire sponsor

Tommy Johnson Jr.’s car: Make-A-Wish, the organization that grants the wish of a child diagnosed with a grave or life-threatening illness.

Jack Beckman’s car is the Infinite Hero Foundation, a nonprofit funding multiple programs for former soldiers and their families with physical or mental challenges.

The two tier-one Don SHumacher Racing funny cars cost between $4 million and $6 million to operate at the top level for a season. And all that comes from Terry Chandler.

 Not a penny of the money donated from people to the two charities goes into the operation of the cars. They are seven-figure billboards, taking the message to race fans each year in person and on TV. In return, Chandler makes one demand: She likes to stand at the starting line.

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