Honda Indy Toronto is Free on Fan Friday

Ontario Honda Dealers Association continues its support of Make-A-Wish(®) 
Canada to help make children's wishes come true 
TORONTO, June 25, 2013 /CNW/ - For the fourth straight year, the sights, 
sounds and speed of the Honda Indy Toronto will be free for fans to enjoy on 
Friday, July 12, 2013. Fan Friday is made possible through the generous 
support of the Ontario Honda Dealers Association (OHDA) and Toronto race fans. 
In exchange for a donation to Make-A-Wish(®) Canada, Fan Friday promises a 
full day of family-oriented activities, stunt shows, autograph sessions and 
gourmet food trucks, as well as the IZOD IndyCar Series qualifying for 
Saturday's race. 
"Our ongoing partnership with Make-A-Wish for Fan Friday is a big part of the 
Honda Indy Toronto," said Kevin Pearson, president of the OHDA. "This is all 
about putting fans in the middle of the action in support of a great cause. We 
hope fans give generously to help make wishes come true for children with 
life-threatening medical conditions across the country." 
Fan Friday gets bigger and better every year with track-side fun and games for 
the whole family including Toronto Blue Jays batting cages, face painting, 
racing simulators and an all-new Honda Pit Stop Challenge. With no reserved 
seating on Fan Friday, attendees will have access to all grandstand sections 
on a first-come/first-served basis. 
Honda to match fan donations 
Rather than pay admission to Fan Friday and to take part in various onsite 
games and activities, attendees are encouraged to donate to Make-A-Wish. All 
contributions will once again be matched dollar-for-dollar by Honda Canada. 
"Honda was founded on a belief in the power of dreams, so we are very 
supportive of this initiative by our Ontario Honda Dealers," said Dave 
Gardner, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Honda Canada. "We're happy to 
help make the dreams of Canadian children facing life-threatening illnesses 
come true by matching funds raised for Make-A-Wish." 
Continued for 2013 is the option to text the word 'DREAM' to 41010 from any 
mobile phone to make a $5 donation. The support from organizations like Honda 
Canada, the OHDA and the general public gives Make-A-Wish the ability to grant 
500 wishes every year from coast to coast. 
"We're excited to be a part of the Honda Indy Toronto again this year thanks 
to the OHDA and Honda Canada," said Jennifer Klotz-Ritter, CEO, Make-A-Wish 
Canada. "The support provided to our magical mission through Fan Friday and 
the weekend of activities at the Honda Indy Toronto helps bring hope, strength 
and joy to our courageous wish children and their families," 
The Honda Indy Toronto runs from July 12 to 14 and for the first time will 
feature two IndyCar races in one weekend on Saturday and Sunday. Billed "2 In 
T.O", the streets of Toronto were selected as the second of three back-to-back 
race weekends on the 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series schedule. 
"The Honda Indy Toronto is one of the premier racing events in North America 
and it wouldn't be the same without Fan Friday and Make-A-Wish," said Charlie 
Johnstone, president of the Honda Indy Toronto. 
About the Ontario Honda Dealers Association:
The Ontario Honda Dealers Association, which was founded in 1989, represents 
77 Honda dealers located in 62 communities throughout Ontario, which is home 
to the two Honda of Canada Mfg. assembly plants that produce Civic, Canada's 
best-selling passenger car for 15 consecutive years, in addition to the CR-V. 
The 77 Honda dealerships in Ontario, which have a proven track record for 
providing maximum customer satisfaction, employ approximately 3,000 associates. 
About Make-A-Wish(®) Canada
Make-A-Wish Canada is a dynamic wish-granting organization that brings hope, 
strength and joy to children with life-threatening medical conditions. Along 
with the national office, eight (8) regional chapters grant magical wishes to 
children in need from coast-to-coast. This year, Make-A-Wish Canada is 
celebrating its 30(th) anniversary and the granting of more than 5,000 wishes 
to children in need. Make-A-Wish Canada is an affiliate of Make-A-Wish(®) 
International. Make-A-Wish is the largest wish-granting organization in the 
world, making dreams and wishes come true for more than 300,000 children since 
1980. For more information please visit www.makeawish.ca. 
About the Honda Indy Toronto
The Honda Indy Toronto takes place July 12-14, 2013 on the streets surrounding 
Exhibition Place near Lake Ontario and downtown Toronto. With 27 years of 
IndyCar racing history in Toronto, the Honda Indy Toronto is among the most 
respected motorsports events in North America and includes the fastest racing 
series on the planet, celebrity athletes, and a festival of live entertainment 
and interactive activities. For more information, visithondaindytoronto.com. 
Follow the Honda Indy Toronto on Twitter @HondaIndy and 'Like' us on Facebook 
atfacebook.com/HondaIndyToronto 
Laura Heasman Honda Canada Inc. (905) 888-4586 laura_heasman@ch.honda.com 
Alen Sadeh Media Profile (416) 342-1834 (Office) (416) 873-8535 (Mobile) 
alen.sadeh@mediaprofile.com 
SOURCE: Honda Canada Inc. 
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