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SP+ Gameday and Kurt Busch Partner to Recognize Fallen Soldier(March 06, 2014)
LAS VEGAS, March 6, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SP+ Gameday, in conjunction with Kurt Busch, driver of #41 SS Chevrolet for Stewart-Haas Racing, will recognize fallen U.S. Army Sgt. Clinton K. Ruiz by displaying his name on the #41 car during a NASCAR Sprint Cup series race. The race is scheduled for Sunday, Mar. 16 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. SP+ Gameday donated two VIP ticket packages to the Ruiz family, so that they could take part in the dedication.
Ruiz was born Mar. 14, 1990, in Poway, Calif. and later relocated to Murrieta, Calif. Ruiz was a 2008 graduate of Murrieta Valley High School. He joined the Army in May 2009. After training, Ruiz graduated from the Psychological Operations Advanced Individual Training and Korean Language School at Ft. Bragg in 2010. He served with the 9th Military Information Support Battalion (Airborne) based at Fort Bragg, N.C. and was deployed to Afghanistan. Ruiz was killed by small arms fire on Oct. 25, 2012 in Oruzgan Province, when their unit was attacked by enemy forces. He is survived by his wife Kiran, son Caleb, mother Carla Trease, father John and brother Parker.
A highly decorated soldier, Ruiz was awarded the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghan Campaign Star, the Global War on Terrorism Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the Army Service Ribbon and the Parachutist Badge.
SP Plus Corporation's executive vice president Ed Simmons stated, "We are extremely honored to be a part of an event where we have the opportunity to recognize a true hero and his family. We are grateful for all the sacrifices the men and women of the armed forces make for us on a daily basis. I'm especially grateful to Sgt. Ruiz and his family for the sacrifices they have made to defend our freedom."
Kurt Busch, stated, "It's an honor and privilege to recognize those that have served in the U.S. Armed Forces -- especially those that made the ultimate sacrifice. My sincere appreciation goes to Sgt. Ruiz' family, who stood by him through his entire journey. I would also like to thank SP+ for their support, and providing Sgt. Ruiz' family the opportunity to attend the event."
About SP+ Gameday
SP+ Gameday, an operating division of SP+, designs custom parking and transportation solutions that deliver sustainability, improved revenues and lowered operating costs. We reduce traffic congestion and carbon emissions by offering a wide array of services that range from unloading buses and ferries, to parking thousands of cars for special events. We've successfully managed transportation for major events and venues across the world, including five Olympic Games, 14 Super Bowls and six NCAA Final Fours.
SP Plus Corporation (Nasdaq:SP) provides professional parking, ground transportation, facility maintenance, security and event logistics services to property owners and managers in all markets of the real estate industry. SP+ has nine operating divisions, each of which focuses exclusively on the idiosyncrasies and specific needs of a single vertical market. The Company has more than 23,000 employees.
The Company operates approximately 4,300 parking facilities and over two million parking spaces in hundreds of cities across North America, including parking-related and shuttle bus operations serving more than 75 airports. USA Parking System, a wholly-owned subsidiary, is one of the nation's premier valet operators, serving more four and five diamond luxury hotels and resorts than any other operator.
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