WIX Filters Helps Light The Way For The Youth For Tomorrow

Friday, 02 July 2004

The second annual WIX Filters Silent Charity Auction proved to be a true win-win – not just for NASCAR fans, but the children served by Youth for Tomorrow.

Approximately $1,400 was raised during a silent auction, sponsored by WIX Filters, which was held during the final round of the Clevite Engine Builder Showdown on Tuesday, May 25 at the NASCAR Technical Institute in Mooresville, NC.

At the conclusion of the auction, WIX Filters announced that it would match the dollar amount raised, bringing the final total to more than $2,700.

The auction featured hard-to-get NASCAR team items, including die cast cars, clothing, hats, autographed apparel, sheet metal and an autographed Washington Redskins helmet from coach and NASCAR team owner Joe Gibbs.

A check was presented on June 28 at Joe Gibbs Racing headquarters by Bruce Johnston, brand manager for WIX Filters to JD Gibbs, president of Joe Gibbs Racing.

“On behalf of every one at WIX Filters, we are proud to present this check to Youth for Tomorrow, an organization that does so much to help steer teenagers in the right direction,” said Johnston. “We also want to thank the race teams and organizations who donated generously to help make our second annual charity auction a success.”


Donating teams and organizations include:

· Bill Davis Racing

· Dale Earnhardt, Inc.

· Evernham Motorsports

· Hendrick Motorsports

· Joe Gibbs Racing

· NASCAR

· NASCAR Scene

· NASCAR Speedpark

· Richard Childress Racing

· Robert Yates Racing

· Roush Racing

· Rusty Wallace, Inc.

· UMI Publications, Inc.



"On behalf of Joe Gibbs and the staff and residents of Youth For Tomorrow, I want to express our deepest appreciation to WIX Filters for generously giving the proceeds of their silent charity auction to help in our mission, which has served more than 560 at-risk teenagers, including some from North Carolina,” said Dr. Gary Jones, chief executive officer of Youth for Tomorrow.

Youth for Tomorrow is a residential group village in Bristow, VA for at risk teenage boys and girls, ages 11-17, founded by Redskins Head Coach and NASCAR team owner Joe Gibbs. The foundation houses 20-40 children year-round, with an extensive staff that teaches, cares for and instills in teens principles they can use to guide themselves when they leave the village.

Since 1939, Wix has been an innovator in filtration products. Wix designs, manufactures and distributes products for automotive, diesel, agricultural, industrial and specialty filter markets. Its product line includes oil, air, cabin interior, fuel, coolant, transmission and hydraulic filters for automobiles, trucks and off-road equipment. WIX is the # 1 filter in NASCAR and is an exclusive NASCAR Performance Product. Wix Filtration Products is part of Dana Corporation's Automotive Aftermarket Group, one of the world's largest independent suppliers to vehicle manufacturers and their related aftermarkets. WIX Filter's Internet address is www.wixfilters.com.

Dana Corporation is a global leader in the design, engineering, and manufacture of value-added products and systems for automotive, commercial, and off-highway vehicles. Delivering on a century of innovation, the company's continuing operations employ approximately 45,000 people worldwide dedicated to advancing the science of mobility. Founded in 1904 and based in Toledo, Ohio, Dana operates technology, manufacturing, and customer-service facilities in 30 countries. Sales from continuing operations totaled $7.9 billion in 2003.

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