The inaugural Men’s Health Trust New Zealand’s big YOU night, a black tie fundraising event celebrating Motor Racing legend Ken Smith, has attracted the support of Kiwi IndyCar driver Scott Dixon.
All motorsport fans are invited to the upcoming event at the SkyCity Convention Centre, Auckland on Saturday 30th July 2011. This charity evening is in honour of Kenny Smith and will help raise funds for Men’s Health Trust New Zealand.
Big name guest Scott Dixon is currently sitting third in the IndyCar series, a series he has won twice in 2003 and 2008. He is also a past champion of the biggest single race in the world, the Indianapolis 500, which he won in 2008.
When Dixon started his international motor racing career, he had considerable backing from many New Zealand businessmen, including Smith, who also acted as mentor to Dixon throughout the early part of his career.
The big YOU night will celebrate the 53 years and counting motor racing career of 69-year old Ken Smith.
Smith’s career includes three victories in the New Zealand Grand Prix across a span of 28 years. In 1988, Smith was named in the Queen’s birthday honours list as an MBE (Member of the British Empire) and in 1995 was inducted into the Motorsport New Zealand hall of fame.
Dixon, who will be interviewed by both Michael Clark and Bob McMurray on the night, is attending to support not only the Men’s Health Trust, but also to show his support to Smith, who helped kick-start Dixon’s career.
The big YOU night includes dinner, entertainment, music and a live auction. Tickets are $250 per person or $2500 for a table of ten.
The Men’s Health Trust Visit is now selling tickets to the fundraiser, go to www.you.org.nz/younight for more information and to book.