Delong Motorsports announced today that they’ve partnered with Hishons Custom to create a t-shirt to sell throughout the season. The best part of the t-shirt sales is 100% of the proceeds will go directly to United way and Autsim Ontario. Team owner Kevin Delong came up with the idea as his son is autistic.
Autism’s Ontario mission is to ensure that each individual with Autism Spectrum Disorder is provided the means to achieve quality of life as a respected member of society. Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life: it is the result of a neurological disorder that affects the functioning of the brain.
“Autism impacts the typical development of the brain in the areas of social interaction and communication skills,” Autism Ontario’s website states. “Children and adults with autism typically have difficulties in verbal and non-verbal communication, social interactions, and leisure or play activities. They find it hard to communicate with others and relate to the outside world.”
United Way, meanwhile, works in communities across Canada to create opportunities for a better life for everyone.
This year will mark Delong Motorsports’ first season in the OSCAAR Hanover Holiday Modified ranks with their two-car team. Kevin Delong will be driving the No. 2Lo car for the full season, in hopes of winning Rookie of the Year and possibly the championship. Meanwhile, Scott Way will be driving the No. 17k on a limited basis.
Delong Motorsports has stated that fans can begin to pre-order shirts as early as April 1st, with the shirts being printed by the first week of racing in May.
Fans interested in more information about Delong Motorsports, their t-shirt fundraiser and more are encouraged to head over to Delong Motorsports’ facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/delongmotorsports17.