Snap-on to donate $10,000 to Honor Flight Network for three-second Funny Car runs at Chicago event
Friday, June 27, 2014
Cruz Pedregon, left. poses with Jim Bosch, Snap-on associate and Vietnam veteran; Nick Pinchuk, Snap-on chairman and CEO; Frank Weiss, Snap-on associate and Vietnam veteran; Jim McLaughlin, chairman of Honor Flight Network; and Tom Kassouf, president, Snap-on Tools Group.
Snap-on will donate $10,000 to Honor Flight Network for each three-second Funny Car run recorded at the O’Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals in Chicago.
The announcement was made at a Veterans Tribute Event Thursday at the company’s Kenosha, Wis., headquarters. Cruz Pedregon, driver of the Snap-on Toyota Funny Car, was part of a presentation to Honor Flight Network and helped unveil Snap-on's traveling tribute flag, made of 2,300 tools.
“The veterans we’re celebrating here today, and through our solo Honor Flights, are heroes of our company and heroes of our country,” said Nick Pinchuk, Snap-on chairman and CEO. “They unselfishly served America, came home to families, friends and jobs to continue their dreams and then build the Snap-on we know today, This is an extraordinary opportunity for Snap-on to further support the Honor Flight Network and to honor these heroes for their contributions.”
Pedregon will host Honor Flight Network and Snap-on representatives, as well as several veterans, in his pit Saturday.