LONG POND, PA (2-24-10) - Chase Mattioli will be racing for the win this Saturday at Palm Beach International Raceway in the Tire Kingdom 150 in his Big Machine Records-Big Green Egg-APS Ford. But even short of a win, a top 10 finish will result in a $10,000 donation to Clearbrook; while a win makes the donation $100,000.
Mattioli, a 20 year old Fordham University sophomore, wants to win but also wants to use himself and his race car to draw attention and raise money to help people overcome one the largest health care problem in America today, addiction.
Since 1972, nationally renowned Clearbrook Treatment Centers have been helping adolescents and adults who suffer from alcoholism and/or chemical dependency, and now Chase wants to "Lend a Hand" and help Clearbrook in their efforts.
"Addiction and dependency on alcohol or drugs affects us all," Mattioli explained. "Everyone is touched by this disease and has family members, friends or acquaintances that are struggling with alcoholism and/or chemical dependency. No one, regardless of age, income, race or gender is immune. For years Clearbrook has been helping in a big way, and I hope our efforts on and off the track, and the attention of race fans, make a difference."
"The Mattioli family has been big supporters of our efforts at Clearbrook and we appreciate and applaud Chase's help in spreading the word," commented Clearbrook CEO, Dr. Nick Colangelo.
If Mattioli finishes in 10th or higher, Clearbook will receive $10,000, with $100,000 coming their way if he wins. Both contributions are funded by insurance annuities, secured through one of the international leaders in creative insurance solutions, Massachusetts based HCC Specialty Underwriters, http://www.hccsu.com/.
"Our Insurance products have backed prizes and charitable contributions that have ranged from $10,000 Hole in Ones to $10,000,000 Triple Crowns" says Jack Woodbury, HCC's Sr. Vice President.
A link to Clearbrook is posted on Mattioli's website, http://www.chasemattioli.com/.
The Big Machine Label Group, the envy of the record industry, has a star studded artist roster that includes signature artists such as Taylor Swift, Reba McEntire, Jewel, Trisha Yearwood, Jack Ingram, Jimmy Wayne, Billboard's "New Country Artist of 2009" Justin Moore, Steel Magnolia, The Band Perry, Fast Ryde and Sunny Sweeney.
The Big Green Egg, the World's Best Smoker and Grill, is the source of perfectly grilled meats, vegetables and even baked goods. Big Green Egg Company®, headquartered in Tucker, Georgia, is the world's largest producer and international distributor of ceramic kamado-style cookers. Founded in 1974 by Ed Fisher, the company has an impeccable reputation for offering top quality products and excellent customer service.
APS, Advance Payment Services provides credit card processing services to merchants ranging from small businesses to large multi-location businesses. APS is no stranger in the Motorsports community with participation in ARCA, NHRA, and NASCAR Nationwide Series, with other APS affiliated drivers including Steve Wallace and Ryan Newman.
The February 27th ARCA Tire Kingdom 150 is scheduled to get the green flag at 1:00 pm Saturday.
Since 1972, the renowned Clearbrook Treatment Centers have been providing effective treatment programs for adults and adolescents who suffer from alcoholism and/or chemical dependency. Clearbrook's rehabilitation program is based upon the belief that alcoholism and chemical dependency is a primary disease and that the suffering addict and his or her family members deserve immediate help.
We believe that the alcoholic/drug dependent person has the capacity to abstain from mood altering chemicals and the capacity to actualize his/her human potential; to demonstrate personal freedom and responsibility; to exercise self-determination and personal choice; to realize personal growth and change; and to form meaningful, workable relationships with the world outside of him/herself. These factors are vital to recovery from alcoholism/drug dependence.
The mission of Clearbrook adult rehabilitation is to help the alcoholic/drug dependent adult achieve three long-term goals. These goals are: 1) Abstinence from all mood altering chemicals (sobriety), 2) Utilize the 12 Step programs of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous to maintain abstinence and recover from the effects of the illness, 3) Begin an improved lifestyle that is chemical free.
Of necessity, the final realization of these long-term goals is a lifelong process, with the inpatient rehabilitation program viewed as the beginning of what must be continued effort to maintain a lifestyle conducive to sobriety.
About Chase Mattioli, http://www.chasemattioli.com/
20-year old Chase Mattioli, a member of the Mattioli / Pocono racing family, has been burning rubber since the age of seven. Beginning his racing career at the Lehigh Valley Quarter Midget Track, right outside of Pocono Raceway's turn three, Chase always dreamed of running with the "big show".
Climbing his way through the Bertil Roos Racing School , the Fast Track Racing School , the NASCAR Weekly Series, the Sports Car Club of America, the KONI Grand AM Challenge Series and the ARCA Series; Chase finally made it to the "big show in 2009, and competing in his very first NASCAR Nationwide Series event at Loudon , New Hampshire .
In 2010, Chase will be a regular in the 2010 ARCA Series Presented by RE/MAX and Menards Series, and compete in select NASCAR Camping World East, Camping World Truck and Nationwide Series races events.
When not at the track, Chase can be found at Fordham University in the Bronx , where he is a sophomore majoring in business and marketing.
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For more information on APS, please visit http://www.joinaps.com/
2010 Chase Mattioli Affiliations
- Advance Payment Services, http://www.apscredit.com/
- Big Green Egg Grills & Smokers, http://www.biggreenegg.com/
- Big Machine Record, http://www.bigmachinerecords.com/
- Clearbrook Treatment Centers, http://www.clearbrookinc.com/
- Harmony Beverage, 570-443-7225
- Jenna Communications, http://www.jenagraphics.com/
- Maui Mobile Suites, http://www.mauishowers.com/
- Papillon & Moyer, http://www.papillon-moyer.com/
- Pocono Raceway, http://www.poconoraceway.com/
- Pr-motions, http://www.pr-omotion.com/
- WHUR - 96.3 FM, http://www.whur.com/