Orange & Rockland is the proud title sponsor of a Charitable Pro-Am Race hosted by the Palisades Autobahn Speedway and the Orange County Fair Speedway on Thursday January 26 at the Palisades Mall in West Nyack. This is a charitable event with all proceeds going to the Penguin Plunge of Nyack.
The Opening Ceremonies will start at 7:00 p.m. followed by an Invitational Match Race. Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus, Rockland County Executive Ed Day, Rockland County Sheriff Lou Falco, Orange County Sheriff Paul Areta, Actor/Director Paul Borghese, WRCR Radio’s morning host Jeff Lewis and Chairman of the Rockland County Legislature Jay Hood will compete in a three-lap, go-kart race for fun and bragging rights.
Professional drivers from Orange County Fair and other racing venues also will compete against drivers from Autobahn Racing Leagues, including race fans. All drivers must be at Autobahn by 5:30 p.m. There is a drivers’ meeting at 6:00 p.m. and the races start at 7:00 p.m. Drivers must follow the rules of Autobahn Indoor Speedway and pay a $50 registration fee.
Day said, “While gaining bragging rights for winning the race is fun and brings a certain amount of satisfaction, the true winners are those young people who benefit from the Penguin Plunge.”
He added, “To the extent our presence in the race brings in additional donations that help these children deal with the daily challenges they face each and every day, well, that alone makes me feel like a winner.”
The Nyack Penguin Plunge (a 501c3 organization) is an all-volunteer charity that helps local children who have serious medical challenges. The Penguin Plunge’s main fundraiser takes place on Sunday, March 5 where participants take a swim in the icy Hudson River while donating money to the recipients. Learn more at their website www.penguinplungeny.com
O&R’s Director of Regional and Community Affairs Neil Winter said, “We firmly believe that corporate commitment to the community is essential to improving the quality of life for all our residents. In recognition of Penguin Plunge’s outstanding work, this contribution is one way to express that commitment. I know this donation will benefit many in the community and will add to your good work.”
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Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. (O&R), a wholly owned subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc., one of the nation’s largest investor-owned energy companies, is a regulated utility. O&R provides electric service to approximately 300,000 customers in southeastern New York State (where its franchise name is Orange & Rockland) and northern New Jersey (where it’s Rockland Electric Company) and natural gas service to approximately 130,000 customers in New York. For more information about O&R, please visit oru.com