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NASCAR Driver Korbin Forrister Supporting Canine Companions for Independence at New York International Auto Show

April 2nd at the Javits Center in NYC

/EIN News/ -- MEDFORD, N.Y., April 1, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Korbin Forrister is an adventurous athlete with a passion for giving back. Since he was kindergarten age, Korbin could be found racing on the dirt track – and consistently leading the pack. During his extensive career, he's shifted from dirt tracks to asphalt and is adept at racing on both. Now he's a fan favorite in both the ARCA series and the NASCAR truck series. Forrister has his eyes firmly on making his way up to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series while stopping along the way to lend a helping hand to charities that help critically ill children, rescue animals, and American veterans. Korbin believes that being a true success in life requires a person to become involved in bettering their local community and the world.

Korbin is strong supporter of Canine Companions for Independence, the nation's largest provider of highly trained assistance dogs to children and adults with disabilities. What do race cars and assistance dogs have in common? Performance! NASCAR drivers like Korbin want the best for their vehicles and people with disabilities need high performing assistance dogs. Korbin's love for dogs and wanting to help people with disabilities is a perfect match to partner with Canine Companions for Independence. "It's simply amazing what these Canine Companions for Independence dogs do for people with disabilities," says Korbin, "Helping Canine Companions be more recognizable with the public during my racing career is very exciting."

NASCAR fans attending the NY International Auto show at the Javits Center in Manhattan will get the chance to meet Korbin and see his #59 Lira Motorsports ARCA Truck Series F-150. Korbin will sign autographs Saturday, April 2nd- 10:30am- 11:30am, 2pm -3:30pm, and 6pm-7:30pm Ground Floor- Booth: #1200

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For more information about Korbin Forrister, visit: http://www.korbinforrister.com/

Korbin's Next Race: April 29 Talladega ARCA 200
Contact: John Bentzinger jbentzinger@cci.org 516-330-6457

ABOUT CANINE COMPANIONS FOR INDEPENDENCE: Canine Companions for Independence is the largest non-profit provider of trained assistance dogs with six regional training centers across the country. Established in 1975, Canine Companions provides highly trained assistance dogs to children, adults and veterans with disabilities and is recognized worldwide for the excellence of its dogs, and quality and longevity of the matches it makes between dogs and people. There is no charge for the dog, its training and on-going follow-up services. For more information, visit cci.org or call 1-800-572-BARK.

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CONTACT: John Bentzinger
         jbentzinger@cci.org
         516-330-6457