Under beautifully hot and sunny skies, Julian Melchiori and JC Lipon, members of the Winnipeg Jets organization, took to the track at Gimli Motorsport Park yesterday in support of KidSport Winnipeg.
With the guidance of professional race car driver, David Richert, Melchiori and Lipon spent time experiencing a Porsche Cayman S from Porsche Centre Winnipeg and then a unique 3-wheeled roadster, called the Slingshot, provided by S.A.R. Sport and Recreation.
"I had a great time at the track today. Both the Porsche and Slingshot were a blast to drive and it was a lot of fun to be part of raising support for a great cause." - Julian Melchiori
Money was raised for KidSport Winnipeg, an organization with the initiative to help remove financial barriers preventing children from playing organized sport, through an auction prize to drive the Slingshot and Porsche around a race circuit with Richert, who last year competed in Monte Carlo at the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix weekend.
The Steinbach Pistons Jr A hockey team was also able to raise funds through the event with a prize auctioned off at their annual golf tournament earlier this year.
"I'm very happy with all of the groups we've been able to support through this unique event and it was great to introduce Julian and JC to my world. A huge thanks to S.A.R., Porsche Centre, and of course Danny's Whole Hog for bringing the flavour today." - David Richert