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Nat Mundy (GPNY) & Pete Rose Help Charity Fund
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Nat Mundy a New Canaan resident and Vice President at Grand Prix New York (GPNY) recently hosted a bowling fundraising event that raised thousands of dollars to help strike out Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). The fundraiser benefitted Pat Quinn “Quinn for the Win,” co-founder of the much-heralded Ice Bucket Challenge that took social media by storm and raised millions of dollars and awareness for ALS research this past summer. Quinn, who is from Yonkers, was diagnosed with ALS two years ago.

“I could never have imagined what happened last summer,” said Quinn at the event. “We were trying to create awareness and have events and raise money and all of a sudden a couple of people were dumping frozen water over their heads.”

Former Major League baseball player, manager and all-time hit leader Pete Rose and motivational speaker and former college athlete Rudy Ruettiger, whose college football career at University of Notre Dame inspired the 1993 film “Rudy,” were on hand for photos and autographs.

“It was an honor to host this event and help raise money for this very important cause,” said Nat Mundy, Executive Vice President Sales & Marketing, Grand Prix New York “Pat is an inspiration to us all and we are proud to have helped him on his mission to cure ALS.”

Peter Kelly, a member of Quinn's rugby team White Plains Rugby Club who helped organize the event, said donations came pouring in from across the country and people were as excited to meet “the ice bucket guy” as they were to meet Rose and Ruettiger.

“Pat's the headliner,” Kelly said. “What's amazing is when you mention the name Pat Quinn, everyone affiliates him with the Ice Bucket Challenge now. There was literally a Jeopardy question about Pat. It said Pat Quinn invented this for ALS, and the answer was the Ice Bucket Challenge.”

In addition, two of the most popular radio sports programs in Westchester County, "The Clubhouse and The Scorecard" combined forces to help bring awareness to "Quinn for the Win" and the fight against ALS. “The Scorecard” show with Chris DeAngelo broadcasted live on WFAS AM 1230 with a special addition of The Clubhouse with hosts Brian Crowell and Mark Jeffers.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as "Lou Gehrig's Disease," is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.

For more information on the White Plains Rugby Club, visit http://www.wprfc.org or Quinn for the Win, visit http://room3606.com/q4tw/

Grand Prix New York Racing (GPNY) is the only large indoor racing, social entertainment, and corporate event venue in the New York City-metro area. Centrally located in the village of Mount Kisco, New York, GPNY is a unique 118,000-square-foot facility that offers a quarter-mile-long, state-of-the-art racetrack for all ages; Spins Bowl (a 19-lane bowling center and special events services); Fuel restaurant and bar, with award-winning catering; an arcade, carnival room, banquet facility, conference rooms, and more. GPNY is actively involved in community outreach and fundraising efforts. Since its inception in 2008, GPNY has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local charities by hosting high-profile fundraising events. For more information about GPNY, visit their www.gpny.com/.

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