Providing A Dream for my Dad
Organized by: Tamara Alesi
EVENT DATE Apr 15, 2016
My grandfather, Peter Alesi and father, Mario Alesi started the off-road Alesi Racing Team before I was born. Racing was part of our family's heritage - building the car, managing the pit, support on and off the course - all done by and funded by family, friends and by a few sponsors. The Alesi Racing team was great at their craft, fueled by their commitment to success. And for many many years, my dad won race after race across the Southern California and Mexico deserts. After a race in Laughlin, my dad was quoted saying, "When I get out there, I want to do what no one else can do, and when I win I put my mind, body and soul into something I believe in very much and that is man and machine vs. mother nature." For the better - that spirit has driven me to become the person I am today!
When I entered high school my dad gave up racing (and I'm pretty sure it was because of me). He wanted to be there supporting my athetics everyday. My dad drove me to every soccer practice, match, track meet, cross country meet, tournament, camps - whatever it took to help me succeed. And, in the end, that emotional, physical and financial support allowed me to follow my dreams, playing soccer into my collegiate years.
Many years have passed but my dads love of racing has never died. Last year he was given the opportunity to get back in the car and race two races. And even with 20+ years passed, he finished 1st in one and 3rd in another - family & friends again, by his side. I recently found out that my dad and my uncle, Peter Alesi, were asked to race a Vintage class in 4 races this year. And while some of the costs are covered, many are not. To get behind the wheel for the remaining 3 races, the team needs approximately $20K in funds.
I'D REALLY LOVE TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN FOR MY DAD, FOR MY FAMILY! If I wasn't raising my daughter in NYC, on my own, I would just write him a check but for Stella's sake (and future), that would be a bit irresponsible of me. However, I felt I could use my leadership skills, my network and my Social know-how to help make my dads dream come true - let the passion of everyone in my community make this happen. If everyone of my Facebook friends was to donate just $71, we'd hit our goal. I'm hoping this 'Pay It Forward' request will flourish and funding will flourish more organically.
If you're interested in making a bigger donation, $2,500+, you can have your company or family name on the car as a sponsor.
Any other donation will be supported with a collective tag on the car, inline with the heritage of The Alesi Racing Team, with the sponsor mark of, 'Made Possible by the Family & Friends of the Alesi Family - PAY IT FORWARD'.
Lastly, one lucky donator will win a new iPad (funded by me) and I plan to have t-shirts made for every person who donates, to showcase the love and support for all of you who helped to make this happen.
Thanks for listening! THANKS FOR THE SUPPORT AND LOVE! I hope you can find it in your heart to make my Dad's dream come true! Cheers! #PayItForward #Alesi Racing #Family