Ford, Motorcraft/Quick Lane Racing, JDRF Launch 'Customize for a Cause' T-Shirt Design Contest

Ford Motor Company, Motorcraft/Quick Lane Racing and JDRF are the proud sponsors of a t-shirt design contest aiming to harness the creativity and engagement of families, JDRF fundraising teams and race fans alike to benefit JDRF’s shared vision of a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D)). This fundraising design contest entitled T1D, Motorcraft & Me presents Customize for a Cause offers participants a chance to win a VIP Motorcraft Racing Experience of a Lifetime and much more.

Families, organizations, individuals and race fans are invited to design their own unique JDRF-themed apparel at https://teamstore.gtmsportswear.com/lp/jdrf and promote their exclusive creations to family, friends and colleagues through their dedicated TeamStore webpage. A minimum donation of $10 from each custom apparel sale will go directly to JDRF to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications.

Any individual that generates $250 or more in T1D, Motorcraft & Me customized apparel sales between now and July 31, 2017 will automatically be entered for a chance to win a VIP Motorcraft Racing Experience of a Lifetime during NASCAR’s Ford Championship Weekend in Miami, Florida in November 2017. The winning design – which will be selected by a panel comprised of representatives from Motorcraft/Quick Lane Racing and JDRF – also will be prominently displayed as a decal on the iconic No. 21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Fusion; driven by up-and-coming NASCAR star Ryan Blaney. In addition, the winning design will be utilized as the “official” T1D, Motorcraft & Me shirt for 2017.

Interested contest participants can follow the quick-and-easy steps on the TeamStore website to create their masterpiece (https://teamstore.gtmsportswear.com/lp/jdrf). Once their design has been approved, contestants are encouraged to share their unique TeamStore webpage link with friends, family and colleagues so they can support a cure by purchasing their customized apparel.

On Aug. 1, 2017, a panel comprised of members from Motorcraft/Quick Lane Racing and JDRF, will select one winner for “Best Design 2017” and the victor will be awarded a VIP Motorcraft Racing Experience of a Lifetime.

“Customize for a Cause is an excellent opportunity for anyone to express their creativity and help JDRF raise funds towards finding a cure for type 1 diabetes with their inspired designs,” said Brett Wheatley, executive director of North America, Ford Customer Service Division. “The winner will get exclusive access to what goes on at the race track during NASCAR’s most important weekend of the season – Ford Championship Weekend.”

The VIP Motorcraft Racing Experience of a Lifetime grand prize includes:

  • Round-trip airfare for the winner and three (3) guests to Miami, Fla.

  • Three nights’ hotel accommodations

  • Honorary pit crew status for an exclusive opportunity to meet driver Ryan Blaney and serve as honorary pit crew members for the No. 21 race car and the legendary Wood Brothers Racing Team

  • Series finale tickets to the Ford EcoBoost 400 on Nov. 19, 2017 which will decide the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion

  • A Visa gift card for meals and car rental

  • Motorcraft autograph and apparel package

  • The winning design will also be prominently featured on the race car during the 2017 NASCAR Championship Race. The winning shirt design will also be utilized as the "official" T1D, Motorcraft & Me shirt for 2017 and will be available for purchase through November 2017.

    Ford Motor Company’s relationship with JDRF spans three decades. In 2008, Motorcraft and Quick Lane Tire and Auto Centers joined efforts and has since raised more than $400,000 for JDRF, the leading global organization funding T1D research.

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