SHELTAIR TO PRESENT RACING FOR CANCER DONATION
Sheltair, one of the nation’s leading privately-owned aviation development companies, is partnering up with a four-wheeled friend for a good cause: Racing for Cancer, which was formed to unite motorsports fans around the world to help those afflicted with cancer and to promote early detection and prevention initiatives that support the global fight against cancer.
On October 31, all 17 Sheltair locations will donate 10 cents per gallon of every Jet A retail fuel sale to the cause. The corporation will present the donation to Racing for Cancer ambassador and Indy 500 winner, Gil deFerran, at its annual Wings Wheels Water event on November 1 at Sheltair FLL.
The event kicks off the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) and will feature the IndyCar of Racing for Cancer founder and winningest American IndyCar driver—Ryan Hunter-Reay—on display along with luxury aircraft, vehicles and watercraft.
“Racing for Cancer is an exceptional cause,” said Karen Kroeppel, director of sales and marketing for Sheltair. “We are thrilled to work together as a network and with our pilot customers to raise funds to assist in the fight against cancer. To then be able to host deFerran at our event along with Hunter-Reay’s IndyCar is truly special. Our hope is the additional exposure will help promote awareness for the Racing for Cancer team.”
Sheltair has hosted the annual Wings Wheels Water event for nearly 20 years, entertaining guests from around the world headed to Fort Lauderdale’s FLIBS, November 1 – 5, and welcoming residents back to South Florida for the winter season. This year’s event will also feature artwork by Martina Navratilova—one of the world’s best tennis players and coaches—who has combined her love for sport and art via a technique she calls “tennising”.
Sheltair FLL offers air traffic the closest and most convenient fly-in location for FLIBS, providing 24-hour U.S. Customs on site, access to DCA as a gateway airport, superior ground support, first-class concierge services, rental cars, catering, an on-site duty free shop, and more.