Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (Saturday, July 24, 2010) – IZOD IndyCar Series FAZZT Race Team and Canadian driver, Alex Tagliani are proud to lend their support to Montreal-based non-governmental organization ONE DROP. The ONE DROP logo has been on display on the No.77 FAZZT Bowers & Wilkins Hot Wheels entry starting with the Canadian races on the IZOD IndyCar series circuit at the Honda Indy Toronto (July 17-19) and Honda Indy Edmonton (July 23-25)

Established in October of 2007, ONE DROP—an initiative of Guy Laliberté, the founder of Cirque du Soleil®—fights poverty through its projects aimed at supporting access to water in developing countries and raising each and every one’s awareness of water-related issues worldwide.

“As CEO of Fazzt Race Team, I am so proud to be associated with ONE DROP,” said André Azzi, team owner. “It’s sad to know that in 2010, people around the world still lack access to safe water. Our hope is to help raise awareness and get race fans in both Canada and the United States, as well as our International followers, to support water for all.”

“Our goal is to use our team, the sport we love and our visibility amongst IndyCar fans to help bring attention to this vital issue and make the world just a little bit better for everyone,” says Tagliani. “We’re blessed to be able to go racing or enjoy it as a fan, but it’s also nice to have the opportunity to do something important for others as well. We hope to an impact even just by educating people and letting them know about what ONE DROP is all about.”

“We very much appreciate the support of the FAZZT Race Team in spreading our message and supporting safe water for all,” said ONE DROP Executive Director Lili-Anna Pereša. “Water and poverty are closely linked. When populations have easy access to water, they have more time to devote to activities that enable them to improve their living conditions. Health, equality between men and women, a decent income and food security all depend on having access to water.”

ONE DROP develops integrated access-to-water and awareness projects. Its creative and innovative approach reveals the power of water as a driving force of sustainable development. Its actions take root in the community and lead to tangible results. They urge each and every one of us to take care of water where it abundantly flows and help to improve the living conditions of vulnerable populations who are deprived access to this resource.

IZOD IndyCar Series & Fazzt Race Team fans can learn more about ONE DROP by visiting the ONEDROP.org website and making a donation online or by sending a cheque, payable to ONE DROP, to the following address: 8400 2nd Avenue, Montreal, Québec, H1W 4M6, Canada.

ONE DROP—an initiative of Guy Laliberté, the founder of Cirque du Soleil—fights poverty by supporting access to water and raising individual and community awareness of the need to mobilize so that safe water is accessible to all, in sufficient quantity, today and tomorrow. ONE DROP is based in the international headquarters of Cirque du Soleil, in Montreal.


Media contacts:
Pat Caporali
FAZZT Race Team
317 373-9895 – patc@fazztraceteam.com