State-of-the-art concept car pays tribute to Indianapolis 500 history and raises money for deserving charities through Window World Cares
LAS VEGAS, October 11, 2011 - Window World, Inc., the nation's largest replacement window company, will feature "The Stinger," a 2011 concept show car and tribute to the first winning Indianapolis 500 car, in the Fan Zone of the IZOD IndyCar World Championship at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino Las Vegas from Oct. 13 - Oct. 15 and at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Oct. 16
The Stinger showcases the signatures of more than 177 former Indy 500 starters with some of these being former World Championship winners. Window World Cares, the charitable foundation of Window World, is making a donation for each signature received to support causes such as St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Veterans Airlift Command. Since 2008, Window World Cares has raised more than $2.1 million for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and supported 16 missions for Veterans Airlift Command and donated more than 40,000 miles.
Currently, the Stinger features the signatures of legends and drivers, including Mario Andretti, Dan Wheldon, Dario Franchitti, Buddy Rice, Tom Sneva, Johnny Rutherford, Scott Dixon, Helio Castroneves, Tony Stewart, Sébastien Bourdais, Bill Vukovich Jr., Larry Dickson and Steve Krisiloff.
"The story of the Stinger is a story of hope we can tell through Window World Cares, from children battling life-threatening diseases to wounded or special needs soldiers who have stood up for our freedom," said Tammy Whitworth, chairman and CEO, Window World, Inc. and co-founder, Window World Cares. "The Indianapolis 500 legends have served as inspiration to those who race, but it is the children, veterans and their families that we work with on a daily basis that inspire us to do all we can to help."
The No. 100 Stinger, developed by John Andretti, Andretti Autosport and Window World, was unveiled at the 100th Indianapolis 500 in May. It features a yellow and black color scheme taken directly from the 1911 Marmon Wasp.
"We are so thrilled for the stinger to be a part of the IndyCar World Championship here in Las Vegas and pay tribute to the legendary drivers that have autographed the car," said Dana Deem, president, Window World, Inc. "More importantly, we're humbled to tell the story of our work with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and hope we will inspire others to contribute to this worthy organization.""
About Window World Cares:
Window World Cares is the charitable foundation of America's largest replacement window and home remodeling company, Window World, Inc. Funds raised through Window World Cares are used for donations, community outreach programs and other benevolent events. In addition to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Window World Cares also sponsors Veterans Airlift Command, which provides free transportation to injured soldiers, veterans and their immediate families. Since its creation in 2008, Window World Cares is responsible for raising more than $2.1 million for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Window World Cares is headed by Tammy Whitworth, wife of the late Todd Whitworth, former CEO of Window World. In 2010, Window World Cares was named New Corporate Partner of the Year by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. To learn more about Window World Cares and its charitable partners or to donate, visit www.WindowWorldCares.com.
About Window World:
Window World Inc., headquartered in North Wilkesboro, N.C., is America's largest replacement window and home remodeling company with offices in more than 200 cities nationwide. Founded in 1995, the company consistently delivers value to homeowners by combining quality windows, siding and doors with excellent service at low prices. An ENERGY STAR® retail partner, Window World sells and installs more than one million high-quality residential replacement windows annually. Through a brand and design partnership with Kathy Ireland, the company offers an assortment of windows, siding and door collections exclusively by kathy ireland Home® by Window World. Visit www.WindowWorld.com or call 1-800-NEXT-WINDOW for more information.