The Pace Lap Is Looking to Join Forces With the NASCAR Foundation of Your ChoiceJuly 11, 2011 No Comments
As Nathan and I continue on our journeys towards a healthy and happy career in the NASCAR industry, we must pause and remember those that need our help. Whether it be an illness plaguing a young child’s life or a wounded warrior looking for that positive experience to get back on his/her feet, we must always be there to lend a helping hand.
After long talks on how we can help, Nathan and I decided to first start by raising money for a foundation. Donations will not only provide unforgettable experiences for those who truly deserve them, but it will also provide funding for medical research and other necessities.
Which Foundation Will The Pace Lap Be Raising Money For?
• There is currently a poll on our website (to the left of this text) which allows you to choose which foundation we donate towards. This will be a community effort, so why not let the you guys and gals choose?
What If We Want to Suggest Other Foundations?
• Write them below in the comment section and we will add it to the poll.
When Will Voting End?
• July 31st, 2011 (11:59 PM EST)
What Happens After Voting?
• We will get in contact with the foundation and make sure the entire process goes smoothly. We want to make sure everything is done legally and in the correct manner. We will release a statement when you can begin donating. The statement will clarify exactly how to donate.
Will The Pace Lap Make Any Profit Off of This?
• No. The Pace Lap and its’ writers will not receive any profit, items, etc from this. We are doing this to support the charities and those in need, not for our personal benefit.
Here is what each foundation (currently listed in the poll) is about:
Victory Junction – Victory Junction has enriched the lives of more than 14,000 children and families since opening in 2004 and welcomed children from 50 states and four countries. Victory Junction serves 24 chronic medical conditions and serious illnesses such as, but not limited to, Autism, Cancer, Craniofacial Anomalies, Diabetes, Hemophilia, Sickle Cell and Spina Bifida. Thirty hospitals partner with Victory Junction to deliver exceptional health care to campers with a variety of needs. The camp, located in Randleman, N.C., is built on 84 acres and donated by Richard and Lynda Petty. The future Kansas facility will be housed on approximately 71 acres. (Credit: VictoryJunction.com)
Speedway Children’s Charities – The mission of Speedway Children’s Charities remains true to the ideals it was founded upon in 1982: To care for children in educational, financial, social and medical need in order to help them lead productive lives. Because of the unique conditions in every community, the issues Speedway Children’s Charities address are determined locally. Challenges ranging from learning disabilities, broken homes, and childhood cancer are on the agenda for the local chapters of SCC and the numerous non-profit organizations they support. (Credit: speedwaycharities.org)
Autism Speaks – Autism Speaks has grown into the nation’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. (Credit: autismspeaks.org)
Wounder Warrior Project – Thousands of wounded warriors and caregivers receive support each year through WWP programs designed to nurture the mind and body and encourage economic empowerment and engagement. (Credit: woundedwarriorproject.org)
Speediatrics – The Speediatrics environment provides a much-needed diversion to young patients undergoing intensive treatments, taking away the intimidation factor that often comes with the environment of some hospitals. Speediatrics provides the colorful thrills of an auto racing environment, making hospital stays more comfortable for young patients. Each Speediatrics waiting room, hallway, nurse station and patient room is adorned with a motorsports theme, including racecars, checkered flags and colorful racing-themed cartoon characters. (Credit: http://foundation.nascar.com/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=888)Fundraiser