Fondation TRIOOMPH

Fondation TRIOOMPH

June 19, 2013 05:30 ET

300 Young People See a Year of Effort and Perseverance Rewarded by the TRIOOMPH Foundation: Nine Professional Racecar Drivers Combine Efforts to Encourage Perseverance in School

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - June 19, 2013) - The 2013 edition of TRIOOMPH Day, an initiative by the Foundation of the same name, will be held on July 3 at the Mirabel ICAR circuit. The day on the racetrack will reward the efforts and perseverance of 300 young people from some 30 high schools.

The young students will have the opportunity to act as co-pilot to the mentor-driver assigned to their school under the "drive your success" program. This activity rewards those who distinguish themselves by their attendance, their attitude and team spirit to reach their objectives. The activity also includes meetings with automotive journalist Bertrand Godin and racecar drivers: Ray Courtemanche Jr. and Isabelle Tremblay, as well as a benefit evening which will bring together professional drivers and business people.

"I would like to congratulate all students from Québec high schools for their determination to finish their school year and to obtain their diploma. Dreaming is one of the most reliable ways to live a life that fulfills us. Knowledge is the surest way of achieving this. Many thanks go to all teachers that support our youth, our mentor-drivers for their commitment to the Foundation's mission, the professional drivers who have generously accepted to be involved in the benefit event as well as all our sponsors. Special thanks go to the ICAR Circuit, Continental Tire Canada Inc., Michelin, Pneus Bélisle, Pneus Touchette, Restaurant Magia and Quebecor, our main sponsors", said François-Charles Sirois, Chairman and founder of the TRIOOMPH Foundation.

An adrenaline-injected day!

Activity on the racetrack is the motivational element for youth who participate in the program because it enables them to focus on a specific goal. Young people and their mentor-driver also share an experience built on trust - since young people must have confidence to be co-drivers. Sharing, since it allows mentor-drivers to share their passion for racing with young people. This sharing is at the core of the program and is a key component in its success.

Along with the track activity and the benefit evening, young participants in the track day and guests at the benefit evening, will be delighted to see two stars of the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series - Andrew Ranger and Isabelle Tremblay - have a friendly duel when they take the wheels of prestigious Porsches graciously lent by Porsche Prestige.

Professional racecar drivers and businesses give to the next young person by supporting the Foundation

Nine racecar drivers have generously given of their time to lend a hand to the TRIOOMPH Foundation by giving racing enthusiasts the opportunity to purchase an exclusive co-pilot package and to ride with one of them, namely:

  • Marc-André Bergeron, defenseman with the Carolina Hurricanes and CTCC driver
  • Patrice Brisebois, Montreal Canadians player development coach and racecar driver in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series
  • Ray Courtemanche Jr., racecar driver in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series
  • Jacques Deshaies, automotive columnist and racecar driver in the CTCC Series
  • Bertrand Godin, automotive journalist
  • Marc Lachapelle - automotive journalist and former racecar driver
  • Andrew Ranger, NASCAR Nationwide Series and the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series
  • Didier Schraenen, TV commentator and racecar driver in F1600
  • Isabelle Tremblay, racecar driver in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series

The co-pilot packages will allow buyers to drive several laps with one of the professional drivers and test their racing skills by taking the wheel of beautiful cars, including a Ferrari.

Besides the co-pilot packages, anyone from the general public can purchase two types of packages:

  • A $250 co-pilot package that will allow a member of the public to experience 2 track laps as co-pilot with a professional driver. A guest of their choice can also accompany and take part in the action on the site.
  • A $100 package that will allow a person and guest to attend the benefit evening in reserved bleachers. This is a great opportunity to participate in the event by creating an unforgettable experience for a young person in the family!

Finally, anyone can support the TRIOOMPH Foundation by making a donation on its website at:

About the TRIOOMPH Foundation

Founded by François-Charles Sirois, President and Chief Executive Officer of Telesystem, the TRIOOMPH Foundation is a not-for-profit organization with the mission and mandate of inspiring students in public high schools across Québec to dream and achieve by persevering in their efforts. Its "Drive your success" program banks on the attraction of high-performance cars on young boys and girls. The Foundation matches mentor-drivers with young people aged 13 to 20 who are having difficulties with their schooling, and meets with them four times during the school year. By sharing the secrets of their professional lives and track exploits with these students, mentor-drivers teach students that success requires perseverance and passion. The TRIOOMPH Foundation is a social enterprise backed by Telesystem.

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