FORT WORTH, Texas – Joey Gase will head to Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) to pull double duty with Rick Ware Racing (RWR) in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) No. 51 Ford Fusion.
Donate Life Texas will join Gase and RWR for the weekend’s AAA Texas 500.
Rick Ware Racing’s primary marketing partner JACOB Companies is graciously sharing their partnership placement for the weekend to help Donate Life Texas with their mission to spread awareness for organ, eye and tissue donation.
“Spreading awareness for organ, eye and tissue donation is something that is not only really important for me but also so many others and I can’t thank JACOB Companies enough for letting Donate Life Texas come on board this weekend,” said Gase.
JACOB Companies CEO Don Perry offered, “JACOB Companies has always taken pride in helping with various organizations that do great work in order to make the world a better place to live. The Donate Life Texas is a great organization to bring awareness about the importance of being an organ donor.
“We are humbled and excited to share the No. 51 Donate Life Texas | JACOB Companies Ford Fusion with this great cause.”
On the television panel of the No. 51 Donate Life Texas | JACOB Companies Ford Fusion this weekend will be a photo of Cassie Contreras from Haslet, Texas’s V.R. Eaton High School.
In 2017, 17-year-old Contreras was involved in multi-vehicle car accident that tragically took her life. However, Contreras still lives on today through others as she made the courageous decision to donate her organs.
13 other honorees will join Contreras on the Donate Life Texas Ford along with fellow V.R. Eaton High School classmate and 2018 heart recipient, Casey Huff.
On Thursday, November 1st, Gase and his No. 51 Donate Life Texas | JACOB Companies Ford Fusion will visit the high school with Donate Life Texas and LifeGift.
At the event Contreras’s family, V.R. Eaton staff, and students will be able to put their very own Handprint of Hope on the hood of the Donate Life Texas No. 51 that Gase will race in Sunday’s AAA Texas 500.
The AAA Texas 500 is set for Sunday Nov. 4 with coverage on NBC, the Performance Racing Network (PRN) and SiriusXM Satellite Radio Channel 90. Event coverage begins at 3:00 p.m. (ET).
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About Donate Life Texas:
The Donate Life Texas organ, eye and tissue donor registry started in 2006 and now has nearly 11 million registrants, making it the country’s second largest donor registry and among the fastest growing. The registry is supported by all three Texas organ procurement organizations, LifeGift, Southwest Transplant Alliance and Texas Organ Sharing Alliance as well as the 13 eye and tissue banks serving the state.
Signing up is fast and easy at DonateLifeTexas.org and provides a way for individuals to make their decision to be an organ, eye and tissue donor known. It also provides legal consent for donation after death, which removes the burden of decision-making from the family during an already difficult time.
Donate Life Texas is part of the Donate Life America not-for-profit alliance of national organizations and local partners across the United States, serving as a national voice and inspiring all people to save and enhance lives through organ, eye and tissue donation.
Established in 1987, LifeGift is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that offers hope to individuals needing transplants in Southeast, North and West Texas. A founding member of Donate Life Texas, the organization that runs the organ, eye and tissue donor registry, LifeGift services 10 transplant centers and 200 donor hospitals. It is accredited by the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO) and the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB).
For more information, visit www.lifegift.org.
About JACOB Companies:
JACOB Companies is a multifaceted nationwide construction firm with a focus on construction, development, management, design-build and technology services. Jacob Companies provides clients with a wide range of services in general contracting, construction management, design build, architectural and structural precast erection and a broad spectrum of technology, installation and information transport systems including structured cabling, low voltage, network service delivery and wireless solutions.
JACOB Companies specializes in High Rise Structures, Universities, Hotels, Automotive Dealerships, Athletic Facilities both Professional and Collegiate, and Parking Structures.
JACOB Companies is dedicated to serving and supporting its clients and the communities in which it operates by providing superior customer service, innovative solutions and a collaborative approach while generously supporting local and national organizations through sponsorships, donations and in-kind commitments.