Drag Racing Association of Women

               "Fast Help for Fast Friends"

 

 

 

 


 



DRAW's motto is "Fast Help For Fast Friends" and our sole mission is providing financial and emotional support to qualified individuals involved in a drag racing accident at a track.

Financial assistance paid 1985-2021 - $5,056,156
Number of families assisted 1985-2021 - 947


DRAW’S ANNUAL TRACY WINTERS MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT


DATE: March 8, 2023

TIME: Tee Time – 1:00 p.m.

COURSE LOCATION : Ironwood Golf Course, 2100 NE 39th Ave, Gainesville FL

COURSE PHONE: 352 334-3120

GOLFER FEE: $85 Per Player or $340 per foursome - three Mulligans may be purchased for an addition $15

QUESTIONS: Rosalee Noble - 217 345-6537 or rnoble@consolidated.net or Kendra Wolfe - Kendra Wolf - kendraw@oakbldg.com



SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

_____ CORPORATE SPONSOR – 2 Signs on Course and 4 free golf entrees - $500

_____ HOLE SPONSOR – 1 Hole $125.00 or 2 Holes - $200 or 3 Holes $300

_____ GOODIE BAGS SPONSORS - $500

_____ BEVERAGE CART SPONSORS - $500

_____ FOOD SPONSORS - $500

_____ AWARD SPONSORS - $250

_____ CLOSEST TO PIN SPONSOR - $200

_____ LONGEST DRIVE - $200

_____ DOOR PRIZES – golfing items, jackets, gift certificates, product, etc.


SPONSORSHIP FORM

Company Name: ________________________________________________________________ ____

Contact Person: ___________________________________________________________________________

Address: _________________________________________________________________________________

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Area Code/Phone: ________________ Fax: _________________ E-Mail: _________________________

Names As It Appears on the Credit Card: ________________________________________________________

Credit Card Number: _____________________________________________ 3 # on Back of Card __________

Expiration Date: _____________________ Type of Card: Visa Master Card Amer. Exp. Discover Billing Address for the Card: __________________________________________________________________

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Please let DRAW know as soon as possible how you would like to participate in this fund raising activity. Check appropriate line for sponsorship. The forms, items and payment should be sent to DRAW prior to February 21, 2023

Rosalee Noble – DRAW – 4 Hance Drive – Charleston, IL 61920 – Office 217 345-6537 – Mobile 217 549-6472

Or e-mail rnoble@consolidated.net

Or e-mail to Kendra Wolf - kendraw@oakbldg.com

Or Fax to Vicki Aswege – 480 820-2355

DRAW’S ANNUAL TRACY WINTERS MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT


GOLFER REGISTRATION FORM


GOLFER FEE: $85 Per Player or $340 per foursome

Includes green fees, golf cart, range balls, and food during Award Presentation.

Mulligans may be purchased for an addition $5.00 Each (Maximum of 3 per player)



(It is not necessary to have your own team - come and join in the fun!)

Player __________________________ Phone ____________ E-Mail _____________________

Player __________________________ Phone ____________ E-Mail _____________________

Player __________________________ Phone ____________ E-Mail _____________________

Player __________________________ Phone ____________ E-Mail _____________________

**Golfers, to assure you will have a spot on the roster, the registration form should be sent prior to February 21, 2023. You can pay at the golf course. If openings are still available, late registration will be accepted even at the golf course.

During the awards presentation each team’s number will be entered into a drawing. The team that is drawn will win $2000.00. This is not an individual drawing. This is a team drawing and tickets cannot be purchased. Only teams registered in the tournament will be eligible. If there are 18 teams that means your team has a 1 in 18 chance of winning $2000. Put a team together and come join us this year.

PAYMENT INFORMATION FOR GOLFING FEES

Number of Golfers ________ Number of Mulligans _________ Amount Enclosed: ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­___________

Form of Payment: Cash ________ Check #__________ Credit Card _______________________

Name As It Appears on the Credit Card: ________________________________________________

Credit Card Number: _______________________________________________________________

# on Back of Card __ ______________ Expiration Date: ___________________________

Billing Address for the Card:__________________________________________________________

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Sent registration form to: Rosalee Noble - DRAW - 4 Hance Drive - Charleston, IL 61920 –

E-mail: rnoble@consolidated.net OR Kendra Wolfe – E-mail: kendraw@oakbldg.com OR

Fax: Vicki Aswege - 480 820-2355

If you have questions, call Rosalee 217 345-6537 or 217 549-6472

                                                                                        www.drawonline.org

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The History Lesson

Deb Thompson, DRAW Historian

What an outstanding auction we had at the Texas NHRA Fall Nationals race! It never ceases to amaze me every aspect of this auction. The donated items people give for the auction are heartfelt and personal items. We can't say enough good about those that attend the auction, making it a "place to be." The atmosphere is fun and enjoyed with time spent together laughing with spirited bidding and camaraderie, in a space graciously provided by the Meyer family. The bonus is that the money spent at this auction benefits everyone, from the items people bought to enjoy, to the funds that are raised for those injured and needing DRAW's support. It’s a win-win, fun-filled event. The 2022 season is done! Hard to believe. Coming into this holiday season with Christmas just around the corner, we have a lot to be thankful for. DRAW particularly is so very thankful and grateful for another year of great support for what we do, helping those racers requiring our aid. Those racers needing aid are thankful to you, the supporters of them, for donating whatever you can to DRAW. Likewise, DRAW thanks all our supporters across the country doing what they can to give to our fellow racers in their time of need. Our racing community is filled with great people supporting each other and caring. Remember DRAW merchandise in your gift-giving plans and the injured racers to send cards and notes to. 
Thank you always for your generosity!
Cards & Letters to Injured Racers is so Important
One of the great things about the Indy race is we generally get to see some injured racers from the past. It is always so heartwarming to get to visit with them and hear how they are doing. This year we had three racers stop by, Larry Sisk, Tom Brown and Ryan Gortney. When we work the booth or talked to the injured racers on the phone, we get to hear how important DRAW is important to their recovery. But only a few of us are fortunate enough to experience these "warm and fuzzies." Below is a letter from one of our current injured racers Andrew Blanton along with some pictures he sent with the letter. Please keep this letter in mind and when you get your DRAWing attention newsletter each month to send a few cards and/or letters out.

Dearest DRAW, 

Hi! I wanted to say hi and thank you to some of the friends that have kept in touch with me from DRAW. Constance Smith, Judy and Bill Leahey, Ray and Millie Martel have sent some very nice letters and they have made the most recent past a lot better. Please thank each of them for me and try to explain how much good happens from a single handwritten "hello". I have added some pictures of myself, Annika my daughter (sounds like Onikuh) and Kara my girlfriend. Thank you again from care and support.  The people at DRAW make my daily life a lot better!!!

Warm Regards
Andrew Blanton
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Drag Racing Association of Women Clarification

Due to a recent situation, the board members of the DRAW feel the need to clarify an 
item from the organizations Bylaws. 

Racers receiving aid from the Drag Racing Association of Women can not return to 
driving or riding a race vehicle and continue to receive aid from DRAW.

The thought being is that racer aid is there if you are not able to work or participate in normal life activities and have doctors orders that say so. If you are capable of 
operating any racing vehicle, then you should be capable of working or participating 
in normal life activities and will no longer receive aid from the Drag Racing 
Association of Women.

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Take just a little time to be prepared
I recently was slightly involved in something that made me want to write a little story
about being prepared for the worst. In this day and age, anyone that is 18 years or 
older should at least have a Power of Attorney in place and if you have a spouse, dependents or loved ones that depend on you make a Will. If you were to pass away tomorrow is everything in place to take care of the people you want to get taken care 
of? If you do not at least have a POA then you risk having everything tied up in court, sometimes for years, while the State tries to determine who should get your assets. 
Sit down with a lawyer and get a POA made up and put on file so if something does 
happen, your family and loved ones are not stuck trying to obtain what is supposed 
to be rightfully theirs.

Chris Hardesty
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Meet a DRAW Rockstar!
 Story by Chris Hardesty

I was fortunate enough to meet Kelley (Ike) Isenhower at the Raceview Family Campground during this years U.S. Nationals. He was playing on a stage in the campground surrounded by a crowd of screaming fans. I heard him say something about "all proceeds go to DRAW" well needless to say that caught my attention so I talked to him after the show. Here is a guy that you dont hear about, playing his heart out on stage and giving the proceeds to the Drag Racing Association of Women. I asked him to tell me his story and how he started getting involved with DRAW.
He started attending the U.S. Nationals in 1991 with his brother and father. He was hooked after he saw
the first Top Fuel Dragster run down the track. This event quickly became a tradition every Labor Day for him and his family. He remembers that his mom and dad would get to every final race early and stop by
the DRAW booth to donate a little cash and pick up a ladder sheet so they could keep track of their favorite drivers throughout the day. Some 25 years later they still do the same thing.
Ike started donating small amounts to DRAW every year and decided in 2013 to try something different.
He has been a touring musician for over 20 years, playing in excess of 240 shows per year. He has been putting on a concert at the Raceview Family Campgrounds every year starting in 1996. The concerts
started small, sitting around campfires with close friends. Over the years, more people would show up to listen and eventually he started using a stage and a large PA system. He brought a couple of bands out to play and the crowds just kept getting bigger.
In 2013 at the 59th US Nationals he decided to try and raise some money and his father mentioned that
they should do something for DRAW. He was able to get an acoustic guitar donated by IRC Music in Indianapolis and with the help from some great friends was able to get the guitar autographed by about 20 professional drag racers. That evening he played his show to a crowd of about 400+ people and started selling raffle tickets for the guitar. Towards the end of the night they drew the winning number and gave it away but only after raising about $1200 from the raffle. A few other donations took the total to almost
$1400! Ike and his father delivered the money to the DRAW booth Monday morning before the finals. The look on the eyes of the ladies at the booth was very heartwarming, they were very thankful and so was he.
Ike played this past Labor Day weekend at the 61st US Nationals and it was his 20th year at the campground. He purchased an event flag, got about 13 driver autographs raffled it off that night at the
show. The flag raised $250 and with the help of some friends from Fort Wayne (Team Social) they were a
ble to sell some T-shirts they had made. Between the shirts and the flag Ike was able to present the ladies
at the DRAW booth $500 on Monday morning.
Ike has done a lot of gigs in his career for many different charities including the American Cancer Society, Loop for Life, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Wounded Warriors, Craven for the Cure, Red Mask Foundation, Alzheimers Research, SIDS, College Mentors for Kids and Care-N-Share to name a few. Its always been
a joy for him to provide music for these charitable events. Ike plays music because he loves it, if there are those whos day can be brightened by what he does, then he is going to continue doing it. Ike is going to continue supporting DRAW every year, as he truly loves the sport of drag racing and the mission that the great people at DRAW follow, "Fast Help for Fast Friends".  Its his pleasure to be associated with such a grear organization as DRAW and he looks forward to raising more money in the future. Come check out
his website at www.reverbnation.com/ikeguitar for future events.
Ike is a solid example of the people we do not hear about that are regular donors to DRAW and have
been for years. If you know of anybody like him, tell me about it. Send the details to me via email at harbone66@gmail.com and I will post up the story right here in the website.
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Committee and Volunteer Opportunities for 2023
In 2023, DRAW will mark its 38th year of providing "Fast Help for Fast Friends." It takes the time and talent of many people
to make our mission a reality. There are many ways you can help make 2021 DRAW's best year ever.

DRAW's lifeblood is dedicated volunteers. You can make a valuable contribution to DRAW by joining one of our committees: Website, Newsletter, Membership, Fundraising, Injured Racer Calling, and others that might arise during the year.
If you are interested in volunteering or joining one of DRAW's committees, please submit an application to Rosalee Noble,
4 Hance Dr., Charleston Ill. 61920 Email: rnoble@consolidated.com