Twelve-year-old Vincent Giacalone of Emerson, N.J., took the „championship cup“ in The UPS Store® „Design Dale’s New Ride“ coloring contest.
His winning design will appear on the 2007 The UPS Store/Toys for Tots #44 Camry that NASCAR legend Dale Jarrett plans to race on Oct. 28 in Atlanta to kick off The UPS Store/Toys for Tots 2007 holiday fund-raising campaign.
The „Design Dale’s New Ride“ coloring contest was open to kids ages 5-to-12 and attracted more than 1,500 submissions.
„This winning design will be a great way to help Toys for Tots celebrate its 60th anniversary,“ said Jarrett. „More importantly, I hope this special paint scheme will help draw attention to The UPS Store/Toys for Tots campaign and encourage fans to help deserving kids this holiday season.“
According to Vincent, „This contest is about giving presents to kids in need, so why not make the car into a present? I’m a huge NASCAR fan and I’m excited to go to a race and meet Dale Jarrett.“
As part of his prize package, Vincent will receive a trip for three to watch the race Oct. 28 in Atlanta; a custom-fit, autographed racing suit to match the one Dale will wear, and a Crayola® prize pack including Color Explosion™ White, school tools from its new TOTAL TOOLS™ and Silly Scents™ crayons, markers and colored pencils. Additionally, Vincent’s school will receive 10,000 free copies from The UPS Store along with a Crayola art supplies package for the art department.
The contest winner was determined by online votes. To view the winning design, visit www.theupsstore.com.
About The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys For Tots Program
The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity, is the authorized fund-raising and support organization for the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. The Foundation provides the funding and support needed for successful annual toy collection and distribution campaigns. The foundation is located at Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Va. Local Marine Corps Reserve units and volunteer organizations collect and distribute toys in more than 520 communities covering all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. For more information, visit www.toysfortots.org.
About The UPS Store
The UPS Store locations are independently owned and operated by licensed franchisees of Mail Boxes Etc., Inc., a UPS company. With more than 5,800 locations around the world, The UPS Store and Mail Boxes Etc. brands together comprise the largest network of retail shipping, postal and business service centers. For additional information, visit www.theupsstore.com.