Pirelli World Challenge driver Parker Chase has positioned himself to promote and assist a charity that is close to his heart and family. Aligning himself with Music Movement, a 501(c)3 nonprofit foundation that develops and funds music centric programs to improve and enrich the lives of children, young adults and their families that suffer with autism and other learning differences, Chase is ready to launch his representation of the organization.
“I am personally connected to this cause,” explained Chase, who will co-drive this weekend with sports car champion Ryan Dalziel. “Luke Wayne Herell, a five-year-old autistic boy, is the son of Lance and Nikki Herell, and very close friends to our family. We are doing whatever possible to support him and do our part to help assist with the promotion of the Music Movement programs.”
“I am so thrilled about this terrific opportunity to work with Parker,” explained Music Movement’s Stacie D’Agostino. “Our goal is to increase the awareness of our organization and I believe that there is no better way to do it. Parker is young, marketable and has a close family friend with autism. Working with him will surely help support and grow our programs by touching a market we haven’t reached before. He is motivated to assist us in our foundation and will be a great Brand Ambassador for Music Movement.”
As the fastest-growing developmental disability in the United States, autism affects a staggering 1 in every 68 children. Yet, as it stands today, it has no medical detection, no cure, and is the most underfunded disability within this developmental sector. Nonprofit organizations like Music Movement rely on the compassion, hard work and dedication of sponsors, volunteers and partners to create opportunities to help this rapidly growing population.
“Music Movement develops programs for many organizations around the country,” added Music Movement’s Ryan Derry. “We want to spread the word as far and as wide as possible. While our goal is to link with autism organizations around the country and help develop programs, we also fundraise to help offset the costs of these programs. To be branded on the side of a race car that travels and competes around the country is something special.”
Chase continued, “We have big plans for the promotion of the Music Movement foundation and with today’s official announcement are going to actively try to increase donations to the nonprofit organization. I have registered a website, www.RaceAutism.com (Coming Soon), that will be used as leverage for awareness of autism. This weekend, one of our TruSpeed AutoSport Audi R8 LMS cars will carry the Music Movement livery, and I will compete with the hashtag #LukeWayne for our dear family friend.”
Through their relationship with 2018 marketing partner Vertical Bridge, Chase learned of the Music Movement program and was instantly compelled to make a difference. Competing in the nationally televised Pirelli World Challenge program and travelling North America to hit many different venues and markets, Music Movement will get nationwide branding through their association with Parker Chase.
Parker Chase would like to thank his marketing partners for their continued support. A big thank you to Vertical Bridge, ProBalance Protein Water, New Braunfels Convention and Visitors Bureau, Music Movement, Sparco, Audi Sport, TruSpeed AutoSport, Mothers Polish, Justice Brothers, Ironclad and RTD Media & Management.
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