NORTH WILKESBORO, N.C., Nov. 1, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Window World, Inc.®, America's largest replacement window and home remodeling company, has announced its 'Fall into Winter Tour.' During the tour, Window World will be traveling around the United States with 'The Stinger,' a concept Indy show car that was created to fundraise for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®. It begins November 6 in Colorado Springs, Colo. and closes December 8 at the International Motorsports Industry Show in Indianapolis.
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The Stinger was developed by John Andretti, Andretti Autosport and Window World. It was unveiled at the 100th anniversary of the Indy 500 in May 2011 and is designed to be a tribute to the first winning Indy 500 car, the 1911 Marmon Wasp. The mission of The Stinger is to obtain the signatures of former Indy 500 starters. For each signature received, Window World makes a donation to Window World Cares™, the charitable foundation of Window World, to support St. Jude. To date, the signatures of more than 210 former Indy 500 starters are showcased on The Stinger.
Throughout the tour, The Stinger will visit nine cities in six states and will receive 11 new signatures. The former Indy 500 starters who will be signing The Stinger include: Phil Threshie; Bill Whittington; Dean Hall; Richie Hearn; John Paul, Jr.; Tom Gloy; Kevin Cogan; Sir Jackie Stewart; Alessandro Zampedri; Bruno Junqueira; Ludwig Heimrath, Jr.
Since its inception in 2008, Window World Cares has donated more than $2.5 million to St. Jude and was named New Corporate Partner of the Year in 2010. In addition, Window World Cares also supports the Veterans Airlift Command (VAC), which provides free transportation to injured soldiers, veterans and their families.
To learn more about Window World Cares, please visit www.WindowWorldCares.com.
About Window World, Inc.®:
Window World, Inc.®, headquartered in North Wilkesboro, N.C., is America's largest replacement window company with stores and offices in more than 200 cities nationwide. Founded in 1995 and led by CEO Tammy Whitworth, the company consistently delivers value to homeowners by combining quality windows, siding and doors with excellent service at low prices. An ENERGY STAR® retail partner, Window World sells and installs more than one million high-quality residential replacement windows annually and has earned the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval five years in a row. For more information, visit www.WindowWorld.com or call 1-800-NEXT-WINDOW.
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About Window World Cares™:
Window World Cares™, founded by Todd and Tammy Whitworth, is the charitable foundation of Window World, Inc. and corporate partner of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®. Since its inception in 2008, Window World Cares has raised more than $2.5 million for St. Jude and was named New Corporate Partner of the Year in 2010. In addition to St. Jude, Window World Cares also supports the Veterans Airlift Command, which provides free transportation to injured soldiers, veterans and their immediate families. To learn more about Window World Cares and its charitable partners or to donate, visit www.WindowWorldCares.com.
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CONTACT: Todd Woods Window World, Inc. Phone: 336-667-2100 E-mail: twoods@WindowWorld.com Cindy Phillips Reed & Associates Marketing for Window World, Inc. Phone: 757-962-7375 E-mail: Cindy@ReedandAssociatesMarketing.com