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|Quiz #186 Results
|1. Darrell Gwynn
2. He was injured during a car race in 1990
3. Jina Yi Mr Rick's Quiz Angel
and one of our favorite Quizmasters
is the proud recipient of a top of the line wheel chair
thanks to the Darrell Gwynn Foundation,
which purchases specialized wheelchairs for people who have been paralyzed.
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|Answer to Quiz #186 - November 30, 2008
|1. Who is the man in the dark blue shirt?
2. Why is he in a wheelchair?
3. What foundation did he start?
Bonus: What is his connection to the Quizmaster who submitted this photo?
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|Submitted by Jina Yi, Mr. Rick's Quiz Angel
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Mary Osmar Robert Edward McKenna
|Comments from Our Readers
|A Very Special Hero
by Robert Edward McKenna
|The picture shows Drag-Racer, Darrell Gwynn,
A highly popular performer, badly injured in a 1990 meet.
In spite of injuries, established the Darrell Gwynn Foundation,
Supplying wheel chairs for spinal victims needed feet.
Jina Yi suffered a spinal injury at age 2, when orphaned,
The Foundation furnished her a sophisticated chair.
At a recent NASCAR race, she represented the Foundation,
Where $ 100,000.00 was raised to support the victims care.
Robert Edward McKenna
Quizmaster Poet Laureate
Hi Bob, I see that you're back in your quiz-stride tonight,
A quiz victory again-what a real nice delight.
Yes Jina is special - a Quiz Angel in fact,
Who could doubt something as certain as that?
I've come to know her as sweet as a young girl can be,
She has worked on the puzzles with quiz-friend Ashley.
They are both in a group home for the severely impaired
With Mr. Rick teaching them with great loving care.
The quizzes have provided them school lessons and such
They have a good attitude though they have suffered so much.
Ashley moved on she was doing so well
She'll do really good - you'll see time will tell.
It makes my job go so much more easily
When I hear from my quiz angel sweet Jina Yi.
|Meet Jina Yi
Mr. Rick's Quiz Angel Extraordinaire
Jina is a quadruplegic who was injured
in a car accident when she was two.
She lives in a group home in
St. Petersburg, FL.
|Jina was the recent recipient of a new high-tech wheelchair given to her by the
Darrell Gwynn Foundation. Her new set of wheels operates via sip and puff
ALL RIGHT JINA! YOU GO GIRL!
Read more about Jina below.
|The Darrell Gwynn Foundation
|The Darrell Gwynn Foundation raised more
than $100,000 Saturday morning with its
seventh annual bass-fishing tournament for
drivers and contributing fans on the
speedway's infield lake.
Gwynn, the highly popular drag racer who
was badly injured in a 1990 crash in
England, has been bound to a wheelchair
ever since, and his foundation raises money
to provide sophisticated chairs for spinal
cord injury victims who are needy.
Twenty drivers participated, each leading a
team of four per boat. A guide and two
paying participants completed each team.
"Twenty drivers -- and they all behaved,"
Gwynn cracked. "Nobody crashed
Ken Schrader's group won, with a
combined catch of 5.56 pounds. Scott
Wimmer had the biggest individual fish,
Gwynn's foundation takes on the most
difficult of needs, for the most expensive
equipment. Representing the foundation
during Sunday's prerace ceremonies will be
Jina Yi, 21, who suffered severe spinal
cord injuries at age 2 and was abandoned
by her parents.
Yi now lives in a group home, and
Gwynn's foundation purchased a chair for
her that is so sophisticated it operates on
"sip and puff" commands -- that is, just
slight movements of the mouth.
The cost for that wheelchair: $30,000.
Gwynn's foundation will hold its next major
fishing tournament on Daytona
International Speedway's Lake Lloyd on
Feb. 13, during Speedweeks.
|Taxi Gives Girl Front Row Seat at Last
St. Petersburg Times
by Janet Shelton Rogers
July 28, 1995
|Jina Yi at about 8 years old
|Many thanks to Jina for giving us a special quiz for the time of giving thanks and
thinking of others. You go, girl! Carolyn Cornelius
|Darryl with 4-yr-old Seth Cohen
wheelchair recipient at the
Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction
West Palm Beach, FL
|Darrell Gwynn and 6-year-old Jessica
Greenfield at Daytona International
Speedway’s NASCAR NEXTEL Series Pepsi
400 race where she was presented with a new
power wheelchair on the Speedway’s start-
finish line during a special pre-race
ceremony, April 2007.
|Extra Puzzle Stuff from Mike Dalton
New York Yankees logo on car,
George Steinbrenner name on car
George Steinbrenner is owner of New York Yankees.I
recognized him on the left standing. To skip a ahead a bit,I
think it is his son Hank or Hal is on the right standing, ie
following in his Dads footsteps.
To proceed further: I googled Jina=Yi NHRA and came up
negative results. But there are creative ways to get to the
answer; providing you know a little bit about race cars.
NHRA stands for National Hotrod Association-- ie cars on
a dragstrip that go from zero to ??? in a quarter mile;
fastest time wins. There are various categories. Car
shown is double AA fuel dragster. On the other hand there
is NASCAR: National Association of Sports Cars or racing
cars: cars that do race laps around an oval to win.
So googled nascar with Jina =Yi and got results. The
result shows: Jina Yi recipient of a $30,000 wheelchair
from the event of NASCAR race at Homestead Racetrack
near Miami,Florida on November 15, 2008 from Darrell
On the Darrell Gwynn website there is a photo gallery;
one of which is the contest photo: Darrell Gwynn is the
man in the wheelchair, behind him is (former NHRA) Dad
Jerry Gwynn, to left is [George Steinbrenner] and to right
is a son of George.
Darrell and George became co owners of New York
Yankees Racing Car Team circa 2000-2001. The car
shown was the first car. At the end of 2002 racing, the
car was retired and sold at an auction.
The contest photo on Gwynn;'s site shows more detail
and why there is a connection here between baseball and
cars: The top of picture shows Winston North Carolina,
NHRA home, where the photo was taken, before the
Homestead, Florida event. On side window of car is the
name Mike Darr and www.darrellgwynn.com. Mike Darr,
a San Diego Padre pitcher died Feb. 15, 2002 in a car
The website was created in 2006. There is another
Gwynn today, who is major league baseball player.
George retired from active management of Yankees in
2007 or 2008. One of his sons does charitable work ,
while the other is adapting successfully to his father's
management and communication skills.