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A Wish Comes True: Boy Rides in Bugatti Veyron for Make-A-Wish® Experience

Date

April 06, 2015

Location

Austin, TX

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A Wish Comes True: Boy Rides in Bugatti Veyron for Make-A-Wish® Experience

AUSTIN, TX – Seven-year-old Michael from San Antonio will have his wish granted to ride in a Bugatti. Michael, combating Leukemia, is fascinated by exotic cars and Bugatti is his absolute favorite. He hopes to ride in a Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse, talk to a Factory Pilot about all the specs and have his picture taken in the car.

Friends, family, and supporters will gather together on Tuesday, April 7th as Michael’s wish is granted. They will meet at 1:30 p.m. at Dallas Art Week during an event between Bugatti and Christie’s showcasing rare test drives of the sold out Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse. Michael will experience the throttle in the passenger seat of the fastest and most expensive vehicle in the world. The event’s address is 171 Oak Lawn Avenue, Dallas, TX.

Michael, his family, and both Make-A-Wish® and Bugatti Automobiles representatives will be in attendance and available to be interviewed.

For additional information on Tuesday, April 7th, please contact Make-A-Wish Representative Jessica Rivera at 708-566-0777 or Bugatti Representative Erin Bronner at 818-414-9407.

About Bugatti

Bugatti was founded more than 100 years ago in the Alsatian town of Molsheim (France). Today the maker of ultimate luxurious super sports cars belongs to the Volkswagen Group, which took over the rights to the brand in 1998. Bugatti, staying true to its motto “Art, Forme, Technique”, combines the artistic roots of its Italian founder with French savoir-vivre, and German engineering ingenuity. The development of the Bugatti Veyron represented one of the greatest technical challenges in automotive history and is still setting the standard today: it is the most powerful and fastest production car in the world and can be used every day, with luxurious and comfortable travel in mind. With more than 30 dealerships and service partners in 19 countries.

About Make-A-Wish® Central & South Texas
Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true can have positive impacts on the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illness, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. With the help of generous donors and more than 250 volunteers, Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas has granted more than 4,000 wishes to children in 40 counties since 1984. During the last year, volunteers and donors made it possible for 233 kids to experience the magic of a wish.

A child with a qualifying life-threatening medical condition can refer him/herself or be referred by a medical professional, parent or guardian by calling 1-800-880-9474 or by visiting www.cstx.wish.org. Please help spread the word about our wish-granting work. A wish experience can truly change a child’s life…and so can you. For more information about Make-A-Wish, visit www.cstx.wish.org.

Press Contact

Jill L Skinner
Chief Communications Officer
2224 Walsh Tarlton Lane Suite 200
Austin, TX  78746

Phone : (512) 329-9474 x104
Fax : (512) 328-3326
wfxvaare@pfgk.jvfu.bet

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