Llewellyn Continues Support of GoGirlGo! San Antonio
San Antonio, May 22, 2009: Popular NHRA motorcycle drag racer and LATINA Style cover girl Peggy Llewellyn and two-time Olympic Marathoner, Liza Hunter-Galvan were on hand to present the recipients of the 2009 GoGirlGo! San Antonio grants. PeggyandLiza "I have been fortunate to help the GoGirlGo! program throughout the last year in speaking to girls about the importance of living a healthy and active lifestyle." said Llewellyn. "I use my my career as a professional drag racer as an example on how dedication, sacrifice, discipline and being active are requirements I need to be successful on the racetrack!"
The grants which totaled over $100,000 were given to Childsafe, Edgewood I.S.D, Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas, Good Samaritan Community Services, Mustang Cheerleading Squad, NISD Aquatics Program, San Antonio Local Organizing Committee, San Antonio Youth Centers, South San Antonio I.S.D. and The First Tee of San Antonio. All of the 2009 recipients exemplified what GoGirlGo! San Antonio epitomizes in emplementing programs the will encourage physical fitness, improve self-esteem, self-confident and positive attitudes. "In the summer when school is out, it's very important to keep girls active, GoGirlGo! San Antonio is an outstanding program that I am proud to be associated with!" said Llewellyn.
Although, she has been absent from the Full Throttle Drag Racing Series so far this season, that hasn't stopped Llewellyn from staying active in her community. "Improving the lives of our youth is part of my mission. It is an ongoing effort whether or not I am on the racetrack." stated Llewellyn. She will wrap up a busy month with a guest appearance at Colonies North Elementary School. Llewellyn will be speaking to the 5th grade students as part of their Career Awareness Day before heading off to Charlotte, North Carolina for the Coca Cola 600, where she will participate in pre-race ceremonies.
There are still major and associate levels available for the remainder of the 2009 Full Throttle Drag Racing Series beginning at the U.S. Nationals. Any companies interested in sponsorship should contact Peggy's management team at Integrity Marketing Associates immediately: Tim Gardner firstname.lastname@example.org , telephone 972-283-4427.
NHRA GatorNationals 20092 Wheel Women Racing NHRA Full Throttle Series Pro Stock Motorcycle Career Best Time: 6.928 seconds at 193 mph
Peggy Llewellyn's drag racing roots are firmly planted. She grew up around two wheels; and has been riding motorcycles since she was seven years old. In 2007, Peggy launched her professional career riding the 330+ hp Rush Racing Products Pro Stock Motorcycle. An action packed year saw Peggy win her first NHRA National event, place 4th in the Championship chase and was a recipient of the Full Throttle Award. Peggy's determination, drive and focus will continue to see this amazing talent make her mark in the NHRA Pro Stock Bike class for years to come.