During the first day of practice and qualifying for the Centrix Financial Grand Prix of Denver, Team Rahal and their Toyota Atlantic Championship team sponsors Argent Mortgage Company announced a charitable program that will raise funds for Camp Heartland based upon the on track performance of the team's Atlantic driver Danica Patrick.

Camp Heartland is a national, non-profit organization that enhances the lives of children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS through year-round support, advocacy, recreational programs and community AIDS-awareness efforts.

The cornerstone of the program will see Argent and Team Rahal combining to donate $100 for each lap Patrick completes in the remaining Toyota Atlantic Championship events of the 2003 season. A bonus of $2,000 will be donated for each race win by the Argent car. In the event the Argent car fails to finish the event a minimum donation of $3,000 will be made by Argent and Team Rahal.

"There is no greater cause than helping children," said Bobby Rahal, Team Rahal owner. "Argent has a longstanding relationship with Camp Heartland and when they invited us to join them in this program it was an opportunity we were glad to embrace. It is a great feeling to be able to make a difference in the lives of these kids and to make the difference through racing."

"Supporting an organization such as Camp Heartland is wonderful on many levels," said Johanna Maher of Argent Mortgage. "To see these children in person and experience the smiles, happiness and the liberation they display as individuals and a group is simply heart stopping. They tackle every day as if they are not affected by this terrible disease. Trust and encouragement are important to these children and Argent is delighted to provide our support. "

As a kick-off to the program Team Rahal and Argent Mortgage Company have made the program retroactive to the race at Montreal last week where Patrick finished seventh, completing all 25 laps of the 2.709-mile Canadian Grand Prix venue.