A Message of Thanks From Leilani: The Coolest Race Car I Will Ever Drive
Watch the First Ever Ocean Awareness Race Car on the Live Broadcast Feb 18, 4pm ET on SPEED
February 9, 2012
Thanks to all of you, next week - a dream comes true. "The Cove" race car I will drive on my birthday is funded purely from your donations. What a tribute to Ric O'Barry and Louie Psihoyos to show the impact that this film has had on viewers. No doubt, this is the coolest race car I will ever drive. I am floored by the support for this race car coming in from all over the world.
I was telling the designer of my race car today (who I was annoying by being so very picky about the design) that this is not just my race car, this is a race car that belongs to everyone who helped make it happen: all the people who have sent in donations from all over the world, all the dolphin lovers who helped spread the word - I truly feel that this is OUR race car and that is a huge responsibility I have to you all. I know I will have the souls of the dolphins in Taiji and the hearts of all the ocean lovers pushing my race car towards that checkered flag!
I am so incredibly honored to drive "The Cove" car at Daytona, carrying an important message about our friends in the sea to a fresh new audience - what more could a girl ask for on her birthday. I'll never be able to top this. This one is for the dolphins, baby! See you in Daytona!
For the earth...