Fort Mill, S.C. – Nov. 23, 2011. General Tire, Wahoo’s Tacos and Azunia Tequila, delivered an early Thanksgiving to some deserving orphans at the Rancho El Milagro (www.ranchomilagro.org) orphanage in Ensenada, Mexico last Wednesday prior to the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. The group was joined by several teams participating in this year’s Baja 1000 at the fifth annual Baja Children’s Support Run. The volunteers collected $3,000 to buy supplies, in addition to building a multi-media center for the more than 34 children and staff of the orphanage. The focus of this year’s event was to install a multi-media center, including new computers and desks, so the kids could discover the world of possibilities that lie ahead for them.
“I want to thank all the team’s that participated and our partner’s, Wahoo’s and Azunia, for helping put together the best event yet,” said Dana Zamalloa, manager of PR and communications, General Tire. “General Tire is proud to support Rancho El Milagro. To see the joy and hope in the eyes of each one of the kids was a very satisfying moment. And knowing that we made a positive change in the world is truly gratifying. We’re looking forward to next year’s trip.”
Following a shopping trip to Costco, the group of volunteers made the journey to Rancho El Milagro and delivered a truck-load of food, cleaning supplies and toiletries. While at the ranch, the volunteers also built-out a multi-media center that included computers to help the kids at Rancho El Milagro learn and explore the world. Of course the trip wouldn’t be complete without a meal fit for a Thanksgiving feast, some autographs, and a little fútbol.
Overall another successful event thanks to a fantastic group of volunteers who donated both their time and money to this worthy cause. Team GT sends a big thank you to
Jim Riley and Rick L. Johnson and the Azunia Team, Wahoo’s, BJ and Bobby Baldwin, and Baldwin Motorsports who donated additional money to expand the facility in order to accommodate the multi-media center. We’d also like to thank Rick D. Johnson and Team 71, Greg Adler from 4 Wheel Parts, Rob Sims from THR, Jessie Jones, PCI, Kevin Davis from Green Army, and Ricco Ferrante from NoHo Drink.
Anyone wishing to donate to Rancho El Milagro, please visit – www.ranchomilagro.org.