EVENTS

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KIDS IN NEED

    CHOOSE A CHILD / CHOOSE A CAUSE      

Guardian Angel Motorsports starts the 2014 year by giving $50,000 to ten children in need.

In the last weeks of December 2013, Guardian Angel Motorsports (GAM) became the recipient of two grants greater than $50,000 from two anonymous car person donors. The money was specifically directed towards helping children or the families of those children improve their quality of life.The GAM crew swung into action and immediately identified ten children that could use this game changing support.

The 2014 initiative is to pay this tremendous gesture forward using a 9 event schedule to break thru to a new level of fund raising & grant making.    These events will include dozens of fellow racers across five separate race leagues along with three fan participation events as well.

Tune in to our new & improved website as we launch our 2014 campaign to pay it forward and bring much needed support to these kids that need it so badly. The first event with CCR Forza Tifosi Challenge is at the Circuit of The Americas on March 1st & 2nd.

We harness the power and excitement of motorsports to raise awareness for child-related causes. In the past several years combined we've donated over $150,000 to children's charities. That amount wasn’t just raised—it was donated. Which we’re very proud of. But we want to give much much more. We realize that to give more, we need to grow more.

Guardian Angel Motorsports has a 501c3 tax exempt nonprofit status with the IRS.

We want to grow our efforts and donate money to both charities and individuals that are in need.

Linda Ledoux is the mother of three, a painter, a soccer coach, a Cub Scout den leader, a part-time employee at EMC and a race car driver. Linda has always had a passion for cars and driving fast. The daughter of a mechanic, she spent endless hours in the shop with her father, watching as he repaired, serviced and maintained cars. Over the years, Linda’s passion never waned. In May of 2011, she attended an intensive two-day racing school at Monticello Motor Club in Monticello, N.Y., earning her license and fulfilling her dream of race car driving.

Linda and her husband, Bruce (a wealth management advisor by day), are cofounders of Guardian Angel Motorsports, a 501c3 nonprofit that uses motorsports to raise money and awareness for children who suffer disease, illness or abuse.

Guardian Angel Motorsports was born out of the Ledouxes’ personal experience.

“Our fundraising started with our own son, Colin, who at a very young age was diagnosed with a genetic disorder where he has one chromosome that has a piece missing, which is like a book missing a chapter and one chromosome that has a piece that broke off and reattached at another spot, called a translocation; it’s like adding additional chapters to a book, but in another location,” Linda said.

As a way of giving back to the doctors and nurses at Boston Children’s Hospital who gave so much to them during Colin’s diagnosis and treatments, the Ledouxes decided to raise money for the hospital through the 24 hours of Daytona, a 24-hour sports car endurance race held annually at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Bruce, who is a professional race car driver in his spare time, took to the wheel and raised over $75,000 for Boston Children’s Hospital.

The 24 hours of Daytona was just the beginning for Guardian Angel Motorsports, which has raised over $250,000 for various children and charities. Among them  Dillan Verrill, Bella Tucker, Naomi Johnson, Access Sport America, David’s House, Friends of Bella, Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network, Hole in the Wall Gang, Love 146, Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress, Myra Kraft Foundation, Samantha’s Hope, Saving Teens, Starlight Foundation, Franciscan Hospital, Cops for Kids, CJ Wilson’s Children’s Charities, Bethel Woods, Angel Flight and Autism Society of West Shore.

“We raised money for sweet little 11-year-old Bella, who, at age 9, lost both her arms and both her legs due to a blood infection,” Linda said. “We raised money to buy her a handicap van and purchase some adaptive equipment, and we have gave her some adaptive swimming lessons. She is someone we will continue to fundraise for.”

Guardian Angel Motorsports is currently fundraising for 18-month-old Brendan Shanahan, son of Southborough firefighter Chris Shanahan and his wife, Melinda; Brendan was recently diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. (http://www.communityadvocate.com/2012/07/31/southborough-firefighter-battles-more-than-fires/).

“As soon as I heard about Brendan, I jumped in with both feet to help,” Linda said.

The weekend of Oct. 27 and 28, Linda will be racing (with five other drivers) in the annual 24 Hours of LeMans race at the New Hampshire International Speedway, 1122 Route 106 North in Loudon. Anyone wanting to support the Shanahans can give a direct donation or pledge a dollar amount per lap on the organizations website at http://www.guardianangelmotorsports.com/kids-in-need/brendan.

“Raising money to help patients and their families is what I live for,” Linda said. “Sometimes it’s all I can think about: What I can do to help this person or that person? I feel more complete when I give back. I think more so now than ever, since I was blessed with my special child nine years ago. He has taught me so much through all his challenges that anything is possible.”

Any individual or company that would like to sponsor the race to benefit the Shanahans can contact Linda at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

To learn more about Guardian Angel Motorsports, visit http://guardianangelmotorsports.com.

While the holiday leads many of us to big meals with family and bloated bellies after, there are a few of us car folks that use the time off work to click out some fast laps.

Spotlight on Monticello Motorclub's very own Aaron Weiss, Vice President of Track & Member Operations.
With the 2012 season officially wound down, Aaron has found......his snowbird roots and fled south for the winter 'nesting' in Sebring for his off season with his Star Formula Mazda.

Aaron's inaugural season at Monticello Motorclub has met with critical acclaim from TeamGAM's #1 thought leader, 9 year old Colin Ledoux. In a lengthy interview, Ledoux is quick to sing Aaron's accolades and when pushed for why, he simply answers, "...He's my key friend & let's me ride in the pace car..."   Enough said.

Welcome to the tribe Aaron - we're delighted to have your support! Looking forward to hearing about your race! Bogity, Bogity, Bogity - Shake & Bake....Get'er Done!

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