Duval Asphalt Competes in Jacksonville Grand Prix to benefit Spina Bifida

Duval Asphalt was just one of twenty-two teams that went wheel-to-wheel March 27th at the 8th Annual Jacksonville Grand Prix to Benefit Spina Bifida. Teams pay $1,685 each to race and lap sponsorships are sold to area businesses. In addition to competing, Duval Asphalt was a major sponsor and provided on-site refreshments, netting an additional $1,000 for the cause. Total funds raised by all participants at this year’s event is $12,000.

Spina Bifida is a congenital condition that causes the spine to close improperly during early pregnancy. Jacksonville businessman Rick Mansfield started the go-cart fundraiser for the agency after friend Bill Warner’s granddaughter Lindsey was diagnosed with the condition. Money raised at this event is a big boost for the Association and the 100 families it assists. “It will help the families with medical equipment, diapers, activities and any other needs they may have,” Spina Bifida Association Executive Director, Maria Quinones said. Children with the condition can suffer weakness and paralysis of the legs and other problems. The agency at Nemours Children’s Clinic helps families with needs not handled by insurance, raises money through an annual bowl-a-thon in September and is planning a golf tournament.

For more information on this or other events, please email jragsdale@duvalasphalt.com. For more information on the Spina Bifida Association of Jacksonville, visit www.sbaa.org.