Third annual drive for charity event

06:03 AM 23 May 2014 NZST
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A photo from last year's annual Drive for Charity
A photo from last year's annual Drive for Charity

Charlottetown, PE - Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park and Red Shores Summerside are gearing up for a busy season with exciting harness racing series, Regional and National driving championships, signature events and the third annual Drive for Charity presented by Red Shores.

The Drive for Charity event features 13 of the Island's top drivers, based on 2013 statistics from Charlottetown and Summerside racetracks. The drivers partnered with businesses to raise money for local charities. Each win will earn $25 towards the sponsor's charity of choice. The Drive for Charity raised $13,100 for Island charities last year.

The promotion begins on June 1, 2014 and wraps up on October 30, 2014. The official draw was held Wednesday during a reception in the Top of the Park.

Here are the participating businesses, drivers and their charities:

Clarke Nissan - Mike Stevenson - Oak Acres Children's Camp

D&D Lawncare and Landscaping - Corey MacPherson - PEI Humane Society

Daniel R. Ross Ltd. - Jason Hughes - Camp Gencheff

Long Run Exploration - Mark Bradley - Hillsboro Hospital

Ocean 100 - Marc Campbell - Olivia Ruth MacLeod Memorial Award

Metro Building Supplies - Gilles Barrieau - PEI Special Olympics

Red Shores - Walter Cheverie -Sadie's Place

The Dunne Group - Gary Chappell - Habitat for Humanity

MacRae Backhoe and Trucking - Brodie MacPhee - IWK

KKP - Brian MacPhee - Easter Seals

Rodd Hotels & Resorts - Ken Murphy - Hospice PEI

Syntrak Print & Graphic Design - Kenny Arsenault - Hospice PEI

MacQuarrie Meats - Ron Matheson - PEI Family Violence Prevention Services

Lee A. Drake

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