This year, Marvin, Del and Ben Freiburger raced their way to the goal of raising over $100,000 in race winnings, to give away to individuals with serious illness, and to Easter Seals. Race Team #37 started in 2010 and now, 13 years later, has won a total of $100,312.83!!!
“Many individuals, over these years, have benefited from our race winnings because we give direct to the individuals needing the help,” noted the team, in a press release. “These individuals have used the money for fuel, parking, meals and other fees related to distant hospital visits.”
On Sunday, October 30, it was a beautiful day to give a much-needed donation to a 10-year-old boy named Tyler Sidle, who just recently was diagnosed with numerous vision disorders. He needs to undergo a Comprehensive Functional Binocular Vision Assessment, which is very costly!
If Vision Therapy is required, his family will also require some financial assistance with these costs. His optometrist says his vision and symptoms will only get worse with time. Tyler is first cousin to Abrianna Freiburger; her family of eight showing their support to their first cousin Del, for his generous and giving heart.
Also benefitting from the team’s winnings are kids affiliated with Easter Seals. The ability to go to camp for two weeks in the summer is a huge boost to a child who is disabled. A portion of the team’s winnings was – and continues to be used – to send kids to camp and to purchase machinery or mobility products to help improve a disabled child’s chances of living a normal life.
Race Team #37 is thankful to the owners of Sauble, Full Throttle, Sunset, Flamboro, Delaware and Peterborough speedways for allowing the team to have so much fun raising this much money, although at times it has been a real challenge!!
“We are also incredibly thankful to ALL of the members of our race team over these years, our families and our sponsors for the immense support of our cause! Life Lesson Learned: we are challenged in our daily lives but children with disabilities and individuals with serious illness have a deeper daily challenge and we are happy that we can and have helped.”
- By Angela Freiburger / Race Team #37