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NORRA and AOK Foundation Announce Charity Effort for Baja Orphanages at 2013 General Tire NORRA Mexican 1000

“Acts of Kindness” Spokesman Brian Nix On This Week’s “Dirt Live” and “Edge 3.TV

March 5, 2013: With charity a growing cornerstone to the annual General Tire Mexican 1000, the National Off Road Racing Association (NORRA) today announced a formal partnership with Nick Baldwin’s AOK Foundation for the 2013 rally. On behalf of a record field of competitors, NORRA has pledged a $10,000 donation to AOK–an acronym for “Acts of Kindness” –to aid the organization in its efforts toward helping orphanages in Baja during this year’s Mexican 1000.

NORRA & AOKFounded by philanthropist and veteran off-road racer Baldwin, AOK has spent the better part of the last decade finding unique ways to help the less fortunate. Much of the group’s efforts have been to support the children and orphans of Baja, Mexico, the spiritual home to desert off-road racing.

Last year, the Baldwin and Nix finished off their Mexican 1000 rally by organized a semi-impromptu fundraiser throughout the rally that raised $12,000 to purchase many truckloads of Costco-sourced food and supplies for the Casa Hogar – an orphanage near Cabo San Lucas. The list of donors for the Casa Hogar effort included rally competitors Walker Evans, Butch Jensen, Jimmy Smith, Ryan Thomas, Mark Post, Brian Collins, Michael Gaughan and Mark McMillin.

A recent article in the Orange County Register has brought national attention to its rather unique approach to charity work. Acts of Kindness (AOK) Foundation’s Brian Nix is taking his message to the off-road racing community this week via two more media appearances.

Nix will appear tonight at 7:00 p.m. (PST) on Dirt Live, which is produced at SCORE International’s San Diego studios and hosted by off-road veteran announcer George Anthill. The show can be found at www.dirtlive.com. The following evening he will be the guest of radio host Jim Holtus on a broadcast emanating from the Azunia studios in San Clemente, Calif. That conversation can be heard live via www.edge3.tv beginning at 6:00 p.m. (PST). Azunia is “The Official Tequila” of the NORRA General Tire Mexican 1000.

To learn more about the AOK Foundation visit www.aoknick.org.

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