Wednesday, September 10, 2014

As School Begins
The #NASCAR Foundation Brings Resources to Classrooms

#NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Jamie Dick and the NASCAR Foundation bringing resources to classrooms.

Last Thursday Lorene King, Executive Director of the NASCAR Foundation, visited Laburnum Elementary in Richmond, Virginia! It was the third day of school for Henrico County students! The boys and girls in the 4th and 5th grades at Laburnum Elementary quickly filed into the “Cafetorium” as the principal, Mrs. Nicole Henderson, instructed them to sit on the floor for a soon-to-arrive visitor.

What a delight to see their faces light up as NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Jamie Dick stood up in his Viva Auto Group fire suit and told them what it’s like to be a race car driver. The 25-year-old emphasized that his success is not only because he can drive a car, but also because of his business knowledge learned by staying in school to finish his education and receive his master’s degree.

The students eagerly asked questions:
  • Does it get hot in the car? 
  • Have you ever flipped over? 
  • How do you get a drink? 
  • Are you friends with the other drivers? 
  • Do you know Joey Logano?

As school begins across the country, The NASCAR Foundation is bringing resources to classrooms in our racing communities. Within the Richmond market, nearly 3,400 students in 16 schools benefited from donations of innovative technological resources, including tablets, calculators, fit bits, white boards, and projectors – resources requested by teachers to help inspire their students!

Ms. King is very happy that they can provide these resources and facilitate experiences for students in our racing communities! "Won’t you join us as we inspire these students to stay in school and embark on a journey of life-long learning"

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