Hyundai completes Course of The Force light saber relay
Hyundai was the official vehicle sponsor of the Course of the Force charity relay completed yesterday in Costa Mesa California. The event was to benefit the Make a Wish foundation. Leading up to the Comic-Con Convention, the event was supported by Lucas Film Ltd., Octagon, and Nerdist Industries. Hyundai generously lent the event 10 Veracruz, Santa Fe, and Tucson vehicles.
Light Saber Relay
Similar in style to the Olympic torch passing where each stage is handled by a different runner, this event passed a light saber down the beautiful California coast. For safety reasons the Jedi running the race handed the saber off to the next runner, rather than use the force to convey the weapon. Steve Shannon, vice president, marketing, Hyundai Motor America was quoted in a press statement as saying “Hyundai is excited to be a part of Course of the Force, helping to raise money for Make-A-Wish Foundation. We are proud to be a part of the Southern California community helping to celebrate Star Wars and build momentum leading up to Comic-Con International, all while raising money to make children’s wishes come true.”