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March 17, 2015 16:31 ET

Local Race Car Driver Heads Off to Compete for a Chance to Race in the 24 Hours of Le Mans

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - March 17, 2015) - With the support of Crystal Glass, Stefan Rzadzinski, a 22 year old racecar driver, is headed off to participate in a reality show for the chance to realize his professional racing dream.

Race to 24 is the show where Stefan and 23 other contestants from around the world will compete for a spot on Team SARD-MORAND at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The show airs online beginning March 26, where Stefan will compete as the only Canadian.

At a press conference held today at Crystal Glass' corporate offices, Stefan announced that he wants to use his appearance on the show as a way to also help raise funds for Autism Speaks Canada. Stefan's younger brother Artur is autistic and it's a cause that has great meaning to Stefan and his family. "I've always wanted to find a way to raise funds, awareness, and a way to help the families dealing with autism on a daily basis. Regardless of what happens on the show, I hope to raise some support for a cause that's important to me and tons of families worldwide," said Rzadzinski.

Crystal Glass, a proud supporter of Stefan, also donated $2,500 to Autism Speaks Canada. In addition to the initial donation of $2,000 in Stefan's name, the company has agreed to donate $500 for each leg of the completion he completes. "Not only do we support this young man in his efforts to achieve his dream, we also support his commitment to giving back to the community. It's an easy cause to get behind because it affects so many," said Ken Franczek, General Manager of Crystal Glass Canada.

Sherrie Cameron from Autism Speaks Canada was also on hand to accept the cheque and to wish Stefan well on his Race to 24.

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