Operation Motorsport Team News

Connecting Soldiers To Motorsports Recovery Opportunities

Wounded Service member Opportunities At Canadian Tire Motorsports Park

Bowmanville, ON. (17 May, 2018) – Operation Motorsport, a non-profit organization that provides recovery, retraining and rehabilitation opportunities to injured service members and veterans through motorsports, is partnering with Alegra Motorsports, CRP Racing, Pfaff Motorsports and TWOth Autosport at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park to provide opportunities to medically releasing Airman Theo Bruulsema and medically released veteran Soldiers Dale Newbury & Bill Carrette at the Castrol Presents the Victoria Day Speedfest Weekend.


This will be the first 2018 Excite Program activation for Operation Motorsport at the leading racing and automotive performance facility in Canada, (CTMP) during the traditional Victoria Day long weekend event.  The Motorsports Immersion Program will provide respite, rehabilitation and recreational opportunities to some of those in need affected by military service. The organization endeavors to provide the guidance, environment and tools necessary to develop new skill sets where beneficiaries embark on their recovery.


As part of their new experience during the race weekend beneficiaries Bruulsema and Carrette are being embedded as crew members in Pirelli World Challenge top level race teams, Pfaff Motorsports, CRP Racing and working side by side with the other team members. Newbury will be the first veteran beneficiary to be embedded with TWOth Autosport, the organizations official Motorsports Operation partner, since the strategic partnership was announced earlier in the year. As part of its mission, Operation Motorsport finds meaningful positions for injured and disabled active service members and veterans inside motorsports to help them recuperate and use their military training in a new industry.


Teamwork and organization are concepts service members know better than most, and while the teams are providing Bruulsema, Abeling, Newbury and Carrette exposure to a new set of responsibilities, they hope to benefit from the skill sets that military training has provided. In addition to their team responsibilities, beneficiaries will mix and mingle with fellow soldiers and racers at various social functions designed to foster new social interactions and networking opportunities.

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Operation Motorsport provides respite, rehabilitation and recreational opportunities to those in need affected by military service. We endeavour to provide the guidance, environment and tools necessary to develop new skill sets where beneficiaries embark on their recovery. 

Operation Motorsports- Notes of Beneficiary By Renee Wilson

 Still reeling from the Pirelli World Challenge 27-29 April, slumber was my friend that week. When my alarm went off at 0400 May 5, I knew it was going to be another exciting weekend with Operation Motorsports. Fellow beneficiaries Dewayne, Hairam, Alex and I were all meeting at the Charlotte Motor Speedway for the Crash and Burn course. NaroEscape Motorsports President and Lead Program Manager, Nadine Saville joined us, as she and her husband Bob Saville, Owner/President of NaroEscape Motorsports made it possible for us veterans to attend.  

Crash and Burn as told by Reneeedited V3 (pdf)

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Engage Program Introduces Beneficiary Training And Recovery Opportunities At Sebring Raceway

Operation Motorsport is partnering with Sebring International Raceway to provide opportunities to U.S. Army Warrant Officer 3 DeWayne Crawford and retired U.S. Marine Corp Staff Sgt. Jonathon Reid during the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Advance Auto Parts.  

As part of their responsibilities during the famed race, Crawford, 43, and Reid, 29, are working with the Sebring marketing and hospitality staff to serve corporate guests.  As part of its mission, Operation Motorsport introduces meaningful positions for injured and disabled active service members and veterans inside motorsports to help them recuperate and use their military training in a new industry.

TWOth. Autosport to become motorsports operations partner

 

Calabogie, Ontario, January 8, 2018

OPERATION MOTORSPORT and TWOth Autosport declare partnership to advance the Excite , Engage and Empower recovery programs and expand into the ChampCar Endurance Series!

Fabio Napoleoni’s new limited edition to benefit Operation Motorsport

   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   ORLANDO, FL – October 2, 2017 – Renowned artist Fabio Napoleoni announced today the official release of the new art piece “We Are One”. It’s been released in limited quantity, for purchase on Fabio’s’ website only. Fabio Napoleoni is an international artist who is known for his splendid colors and engaging characters in his art work. What the Heart wants and the Heart needs can be found in a Fabio Napoleoni painting. Nostalgia, sorrow and moments that lift the soul are all there for the world to see and experience along with him. The vivid colors and captivating characters invite you into an emotional ride that is welcomed by the mind and the Heart all created by Fabio Napoleoni. 


Fabio Napoleoni’s art “We are One” celebrates the use of motorsport in recovery and the strength and common bond of our military’s. Created to signify the brotherhood of our Allied troops through the bonds created in times of conflict and war, and now through Motorsports, they will hold each other up and heal together as One. 


There will be a limited run of Artist’s proofs (11) signifying Remembrance Day, November 11th, and SN’s (signed and numbered) 22 prints, signifying the number of soldiers / veterans who take their lives every day. 


Proceeds from the sale of this limited edition will benefit Operation Motorsport.  This organization helps provide relief to veterans who are ill, injured or wounded by using motorsports.  They present these veterans with educational and industry opportunities to aid in their retraining, recovery and rehabilitation.   Fabio is proud to support this worthy cause, and is excited for the official release of this art in support of Operation Motorsport and what they do to help deserving veterans.   


About Artist Fabio Napoleoni: Fabio lives and works in Florida. His artwork is sold in galleries across North America, and loved by all those who connect with his heartfelt brush strokes and animations. He has been involved in the art world since he was a small child, but the passion in his art work comes through because of his own fatherhood anguishes of his daughter when she was first born, and the sickness and surgeries they overcame as a family.  “What we do in life echoes an eternity” 


About Operation Motorsport: Operation Motorsport is a Canadian Veteran operated Not for Profit, based in Brighton, Ontario. Founded on the basis of 3 simple words; Excite / Engage / Empower. The premise is to engage, through motorsports activities ill & injured Service Members and disabled Veterans, affected by military service, leading to aiding in their recovery and rehabilitation.

  

Contact Information:

Fabio Napoleoni: www.fabionapoleoni.com f.napoleoni.art@gmail.com   

Operation Motorsport: www.operationmotorsport.org tiffany@operationmotorsport.ca

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