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Every Lap Completed at 2017 Indy 500 Will Benefit Veterans
LaSalle Solutions announced today that it has partnered with United Rentals and Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing on their Turns for Troops program. LaSalle Solutions will donate $25 to SoldierStrong for every lap Verizon IndyCar Series driver Graham Rahal, driver of the #15 Honda, completes during the 2017 Indianapolis 500 on May 28.
SoldierStrong applies donations toward the purchase of state-of-the-art medical technologies and implementation of educational programs that benefit injured veterans across the country, helping them to—literally—take their next steps forward.
“We are grateful that LaSalle Solutions has joined the Turns for Troops program to support us during the Indy 500,” said Chris Meek, co-founder and chairman of SoldierStrong. “Their contribution will help us in our efforts to provide cutting-edge medical technology to veterans. As awareness of this campaign increases, we hope additional partners will follow suit and find ways to get involved.”
In 2016, United Rentals, the world’s largest equipment rental provider, and Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing first partnered on the Turns for Troops program, raising more than $100,000 for SoldierStrong—which went toward the purchase of cutting-edge robotic medical devices that address a variety of physical rehabilitation needs. SoldierStrong donated these technologies to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals nationwide and plans to do the same with this year’s proceeds.
“LaSalle is thrilled to support SoldierStrong and the amazing work that they do,” said Steven Robb, president of the Solutions Group at LaSalle Solutions. “We are inspired by their commitment to helping our wounded veterans, as well as everything United Rentals and Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing are doing through Turns for Troops. As a sponsor of the racing team at this year’s Indy 500, we heard about the program and knew we had to get involved. We are excited to be a part of it and look forward to helping SoldierStrong surpass last year’s proceeds.”