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June 24, 2019

Graham & Courtney Rahal Foundation Raises Record Amount Through Annual Drivers Tournament presented by United Rentals

$310,000 Raised to Support SoldierStrong and One Cure

 

Indianapolis, IN (June 24th, 2019)  – The Graham & Courtney Rahal Foundation is pleased to announce that through its annual Drivers Tournament presented by United Rentals, it has raised a record amount - $310,000 – to support the Foundation’s primary benefactors, SoldierStrong and One Cure.  Held on Thursday, May 23rd at Broadmoor Country Club in Indianapolis, Indiana, the sold-out golf event featured 144 players and received tremendous support from a great number of corporate partners.  

“The level of participation in this year’s Drivers Tournament, from both individuals and corporations, was incredible,” said IndyCar star Graham Rahal.  “It is awesome to see everyone rally together to support two great causes in SoldierStrong and One Cure.  These two organizations do fantastic work in their respective fields and to be able to help them do more is very gratifying for Courtney and myself, as well as everyone associated with our Foundation.  We have set the bar extremely high, but we will continue to push to do more each year with the Tournament and our other activities.”

SoldierStrong is a Stamford, Connecticut based 501(c)3 charitable organization whose mission is to improve the lives of the men and the women of the United States Armed Forces.  Through cutting-edge rehabilitation, recovery and scholarship programs, SoldierStrong transforms the lives of U.S. service members by empowering them to regain their mobility, freedom and overall sense of identity.  The Drivers Tournament, along with the Turns for Troops program powered by United Rentals (a primary partner of Rahal’s), is dedicated to supporting this initiative.

One Cure was founded on the principle that cancer affects all creatures and that treatment breakthroughs come through collaborations between scientists and doctors who are working with pets and people.  For more than three decades, the Flint Animal Cancer Center has been the world’s leader in comparative oncology research.  Studying canine cancer helps learn more about human cancer and the funds raised and donated to One Cure help support its Clinical Trials program which is the largest in veterinary medicine.

“Graham and I are so incredibly proud of the record breaking amount the Tournament raised for two charities – in SoldierStrong and One Cure – that we are extremely passionate about,” said Courtney Force.  “We are thankful to each and every corporate partner and player that helped and is continuing to help the Foundation make a positive impact.  The success of this year’s event has further fueled our passion and we look forward to our annual headlining event again next May, as well as the many exciting events that we are currently working on for the near future!”

Next year’s Drivers Tournament will be held Thursday, May 21, 2020. To learn more about the event and how to participate, please visit www.GCRFoundation.org or email Brooke Rowden at bprowden@grahamrahalfoundation.org.

 

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About the Graham & Courtney Rahal Foundation (GCRF):

The Graham & Courtney Rahal Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 corporation that strives to change lives for the better through its charitable partners. IndyCar Driver Graham Rahal & former NHRA Funny Car Driver Courtney Force, are the married couple steering the way for GCRF. They organize special events to raise donations with the help of many generous partners while also raising awareness for each charity they stand beside in the process.

 

About United Rentals, Inc. :

United Rentals, Inc. is the largest equipment rental company in the world. The company has an integrated network of 1,198 rental locations in North America and 11 in Europe. In North America, the company operates in 49 states and every Canadian province. The company’s approximately 18,800 employees serve construction and industrial customers, utilities, municipalities, homeowners and others. The company offers approximately 3,800 classes of equipment for rent with a total original cost of $14.3 billion. United Rentals is a member of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, the Barron’s 400 Index and the Russell 3000 Index® and is headquartered in Stamford, Conn. Additional information about United Rentals is available at unitedrentals.com. To learn more about the Turns for Troops program in support of SoldierStrong, visit https://turnsfortroops.ur.com/.

 

 

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