- Texas Motor Speedway Employees Assist More Than 70 Children And Their Families With Clothing And Supplies For Upcoming School Year
FORT WORTH, Texas (August 10, 2010) – Texas Motor Speedway’s “Speeding To Help” program kicked off Monday in Lewisville with speedway employees assisting families for the upcoming school year at Christian Community Action’s “Back-to-School” store.
During Texas Motor Speedway’s five-hour volunteer session at the “Back-to-School” store, 72 children received a new backpack, pair of shoes, two clothing outfits and all supplies needed for the school year. When the “Back-to-School” program concludes at the end of August, more than 1,500 children will have received support from CCA.
“The partnership with Texas Motor Speedway means a great deal not only to CCA, but the 12,000 individuals we serve,” CCA President Scott Orr said. “Texas Motor Speedway is setting the example of getting involved with nonprofits in Texas. While volunteering at CCA’s “Back-to-School” store, they helped 72 children find two new outfits, new shoes, a new backpack and new school supplies they will need to start the year off on an even playing field as their peers.”
The “Back-to-School” program assists children in grades K-12 from eight school districts in the Dallas/Fort Worth area - Lewisville ISD, Frisco ISD, Little Elm ISD, Lake Dallas ISD, Argyle ISD, Northwest ISD, Coppell ISD, and the Denton County part of Carrollton/Farmers Branch ISD.
“This was a great start to our ‘Speeding To Help’ initiatives for this year,” TMS Vice President of Media Relations Mike Zizzo said. “It was a rewarding day for our employees to assist these families and see the smiles on the children when they got to pick out their backpacks, shoes and clothes. We thank the CCA for letting us contribute to an outstanding program they have for less fortunate families in the area.”
The “Speeding To Help” community outreach program enters its third year with the emphasis to support organizations across the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. TMS staff members volunteer their time each week to help with events.
Following a week break to assist with the Tony Stewart “Smoke Show” charity event on Tuesday, Aug. 17, “Speeding To Help” will return Thursday, Aug. 26, and join the Fort Worth Parks and Recreation Department in its fight against graffiti. Texas Motor Speedway employees will be volunteering with the City of Fort Worth’s Graffiti Abatement Program (GAP), which paints over graffiti or paints murals over frequently vandalized locations. “Speeding To Help” also will make stops at the Rosemont 6th Grade School of Fort Worth (Sept. 2) and join the Southside Preservation Association in its ongoing refurbishing of the Southside Preservation Hall in Fort Worth (Sept. 7).
About CCA: CCA is an organization that has been meeting the needs of the poor in North Texas for almost four decades. CCA serves families in crisis by providing food, housing, medical care and vocational training along with vital personal support and most of all giving hope to the 12,000 individuals CCA serves annually.
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