Red Bull Wings for Life Charity

Red Bull Wings for Life Charity

Posted on April 9, 2014


After seeing the Red Bull Wings for Life Charity initiative we felt that it aligned with our community involvement objectives.

The driving forces behind Wings for Life are the two-time motocross world champion Heinz Kinigadner and the founder of Red Bull, Dietrich Mateschitz. In 2003, Kinigadner’s son Hannes had a tragic accident which left him tetraplegic.

Moved by the dreadful injury, Kinigadner and Mateschitz invited leading scientists from across the world to come to Salzburg. It soon became clear that, contrary to common opinion, there is a legitimate reason to hope that traumatic spinal cord injury can be cured. Ground-breaking discoveries made by Prof. Dr. Sam David in 1981 and by Prof. Dr. Martin Schwab in the early 1990s showed that injured nerve cells in the spinal cord are capable of regeneration after specific types of treatment.

Therefore, at the latest Red Bull Winger for Life in conjunction with Triple Eight Race Engineering charity event we purchased the 2013 Championship side guard signed by both Jamie Whinchup and Craig Lowndes.