Gary Sinise, whose role as Lt. Dan in the legendary movie Forrest Gump prompted him to found the Gary Sinise Foundation to support veterans and their families, will join the upcoming Stars Across the Desert Gary Sinise Foundation Hero Drive at the Bondurant High Performance Driving School. Sinise, who has an Academy Award nomination for his role portraying a veteran, an Emmy, Golden Globe and star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, is the latest celebrity addition to the star-studded fundraiser being hosted by the School. Sinise will attend a meet and greet reception and dinner at the Bondurant Event Center for donors to the foundation at 4 p.m. on Nov. 3.
Sinise’s appearance is in conjunction with the school’s announcement naming the Gary Sinise Foundation as its official non-profit partner long term.
“We share Gary’s vision that everyone can always do just a little more for those who have done so much for all of us,” said Franki Buckman, newly appointed CEO at the Bondurant High Performance Driving School. “Dodge, our staff as well as all of our partners are thrilled to welcome Gary to the School, to recognize our veterans and to meet the local enthusiasts and supporters who want to contribute to the ultimate goal of raising $250,000 for this event.”
The reception and meet and greet with Sinise requires pre-registration. Single seats and tables are available for purchase in advance, with all proceeds benefiting the foundation. Interested supporters can contact the Bondurant High Performance Driving School at (480) 403-7600 or email [email protected].
In addition to attending the meet & greet with Sinise, select veterans will drive the Bondurant track and the Hero drive to Las Vegas in the new patriotic Stars and Stripes Dodge SRT Charger. Donors can sponsor drivers, pledge per mile, or give a one-time or recurring donation by visiting https://donate.garysinisefoundation.org/campaign/stars-across-the-desert/c252430.