INDIANAPOLIS, May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Wishing upon a star paid off for Buzz Calkins, Bradley Motorsports IRL driver, this year for the Indianapolis 500. Calkins gained a unique sponsor, the International Star Registry. Calkins is ready to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 with a newly designed car. "My goal at this point is to win the Indianapolis 500 and another IRL championship," said Calkins. Calkins' new sponsor, International Star Registry, is a direct response firm based in Chicago that allows a client to name a star. All star names are listed in the master registry which is published and listed with the U.S. Copyright Office in Washington, D.C. "Sponsoring a car at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has been a goal for us for a while," said Rocky Mosele, vice president and director of marketing for International Star Registry. "We are happy to be a part of Buzz Calkins' race team this May." International Star Registry is also sponsoring a Star Car Fund. This fund helps support and promote young race car drivers around the U.S. International Star Registry will donate $24 to the fund for each star gift package sold through the Indianapolis 500 weekend. Calkins and International Star Registry have also been involved with the not-for-profit organization, Natural Ties. This group increases the awareness for full participation in college communities by creating friendships between young adults with and without disabilities. Natural Ties founder and president, Pat Hughes Jr., will bring five students from the organization to visit Indianapolis during the qualifications and race weekends. Calkins has provided continued support for this not-for-profit organization since 1995. "Buzz embodies our mission by regularly including people with disabilities in his life," says Hughes. "By opening himself up to new friends and new challenges, he shows us that anybody can include people with disabilities." Invincible Sportswear is providing all clothing and patches for Buzz Calkins and his racing team at this year's running of the Indianapolis 500. "We are very excited to have the opportunity to be a part of Buzz Calkins' Bradley Motorsports team," said Eric Colton, president of Invincible Sportswear. For more information on Buzz Calkins and Bradley Motorsports, International Star Registry or Natural Ties, please contact Maria Miller at 317-554-6364, Michelle Greenwalt at 317-554-6362 or Kay Millar at 317-554-6366.
SOURCE International Star Registry