May 15, 2006

Contact: Barbara Lemaire (505) 277-5628

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Albuquerque, N.M. - As part of their "MINI® Motoring Hearts Volunteer Program," the Sandia MINI Cooper dealership is sponsoring a motorthon this Saturday, May 20 at 10 a.m. to raise money for the UNM Children's Hospital.

Sandia MINI's Motorthon will feature a 100-mile course, starting at 6001 Pan American Freeway NE. Participants are asked to collect donations in cents-per-mile, dollars-per-mile, or a lump sum. Sandia MINI General Manager Kenny Tuter is calling all MINI Cooper owners to join the motorthon, but said any make car, truck or motorcycle are welcome.

Three top prizes will be awarded to participants who raise the most money. The first place winner will receive 17" S-Lite Wheels with Pirelli Tires mounted and balanced, valued at $1,950. To be eligible to win, all donations must be collected and given to Sandia MINI by June 17.

For more information on how to participate please contact Kenny Tuter at (505) 342-0066 or Michelle Bishop-Couch at (505) 277-5683.