WIX® Filters Fishing With Ryan Sweepstakes Winner Announced

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Laurel Keating from British Columbia, Canada, won a trip to the 7th Annual Ryan Newman Foundation Charity Fishing Tournament, a Nitro Z-7 Bass Boat, Bass Pro Shops® gift cards

WIX Filters, a member of the Affinia Group family of brands, announced today the winners of the WIX Filters Fishing with Ryan Sweepstakes, including grand prize winner Laurel Keating from Lumby, British Columbia, Canada. Keating won the grand prize trip for two to Charlotte, N.C., to attend the 7th Annual Ryan Newman Foundation Dinner, Auction and Fishing Tournament, including an hour fishing with Ryan Newman, a Nitro® Z-7 bass boat, and a $1,000 Bass Pro Shops® gift card.

“The WIX Filters Fishing with Ryan Sweepstakes entry period confirmed what we already knew – Ryan Newman has possibly the most passionate fans of any driver in NASCAR,” said Mike Harvey, brand manager for WIX Filters. “We are excited to reward one of those fans, Laurel Keating, with the unique opportunity to meet Ryan and fish with him in his charity tournament.”

The WIX Filters Fishing with Ryan Sweepstakes grand prize includes a trip for two to Charlotte, including airfare and hotel accommodations for two nights, tickets to the 7th Annual Ryan Newman Foundation 2011 Dinner and Auction on December 9, an hour fishing with Newman during the 7th Annual Ryan Newman Foundation Fishing Tournament on December 10, a Nitro Z-7 bass boat with trailer with an approximate retail value of $23,995, a $1,000 Bass Pro Shops gift card and a $500 travel stipend for food and other expenses.

“I am so excited and grateful to WIX Filters for winning this sweepstakes,” said Keating, whose small village in south-central British Columbia is surrounded by lakes and wildlife. “My husband and I both love the outdoors, fishing and camping with our family; we also love our dog and two cats and we are honored to participate in an event that supports Ryan Newman’s Foundation.”

The Ryan Newman Foundation’s mission is to educate and encourage people to spay/neuter their pets and to adopt dogs and cats from animal shelters; to educate children and adults about the importance of conservation so the beauty of the great outdoors can be appreciated by future generations; and to provide college scholarship funding through the Rich Vogler Scholarship program to students interested in auto racing careers.

Four additional WIX Filters Fishing with Ryan Sweepstakes prizes were awarded, including:

• One First Place Prize - $500 Bass Pro Shops gift card
• One Second Place Prize - $250 Bass Pro Shops gift card
• One Third Place Prize - $100 Bass Pro Shops gift card
• One Fourth Place Prize - $50 Bass Pro Shops gift card

Since 1939, Wix® Filters 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, off-road equipment and manufacturing applications. For more information, visit www.wixfilters.com.

Affinia Group Inc. is an innovative global leader in the design, manufacture, distribution and marketing of industrial grade products and services, including extensive offerings of aftermarket products for automotive and heavy-duty vehicles. With approximately $2.0 billion in annual revenue, Affinia has operations in North and South America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.affiniagroup.com.

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