RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY FUNDS TWO LOCAL CLASSROOM PROJECTS
Donations Continue Track's Commitment to DonorsChoose.org
Richmond, VA (November 5, 2008)--In its continuing effort to support the needs of local public school classrooms in the Greater Richmond Metropolitan Area, Richmond International Raceway officials announced today that they are continuing their donations to various classrooms in need in its community. With the 2008-2009 school year in full swing, Richmond International Raceway Cares--the track's charitable foundation--made its first two donations of the new school year to two local classrooms this week.
In partnership with DonorsChoose.org, a non-profit website that connects classrooms in need with individuals and companies who want to make a difference through financial assistance, Richmond International Cares is funding a project at Arthur Ashe Jr. Elementary School in Henrico County and another project at Elizabeth D. Redd Elementary School in the City of Richmond (see attached photos; captions at the end of the release).
The donation to Arthur Ashe Jr. Elementary School will support Ms. Chmil's second graders in their quest to master their reading, writing and phonics skills. The students will benefit from hands-on materials that will assist them in this endeavor. The donation to Elizabeth D. Redd Elementary School will assist Ms. Booker's kindergarten through fifth grade math classes as they learn mathematical facts and concepts. The students will receive illustration books, enabling them to create stories that incorporate multiplication problems.
"We are continuing our support of local classrooms through DonorsChoose.org by helping Ms. Chmil's second graders and Ms. Booker's students," said track president Doug Fritz. "Last year, we made the commitment to make donations to local classrooms in need and we are proud to continue that program in the new school year."
Richmond International Raceway's 2009 season kicks off May 1-2, featuring a NASCAR doubleheader with the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series. The Crown Royal Presents The Your Name Here 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race is scheduled to run "under the lights" on Saturday, May 2. Tickets go on sale Saturday, December 6, and will be available by calling 866-455-RACE (7223) or visiting www.rir.com. The weekend begins on Friday, May 1, with practice and pole qualifying for both series, as well as the Lipton Tea 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race "under the lights." Friday's general admission seats are on sale now for $35 and reserved seats will go on sale December 6. Children 12 and under are admitted free in general admission seating with a ticketed adult on Friday only. For more information, please log on to www.rir.com or call the ticket office at 866-455-RACE (7223).
About Richmond International Raceway Cares:
Richmond International Raceway Cares is dedicated to assisting charities, causes and events in the Greater Richmond Metropolitan Area that focus on--but are not limited to--youth, education and recreation. Richmond International Raceway Cares donates racing-related items and offers financial support to assist community outreach programs and other nonprofit charities. Richmond International Raceway Cares strives to help meet the needs of the local area by bettering the community through fundraising opportunities, providing donations and volunteering time and effort for local worthy causes. Richmond International Raceway and Richmond International Raceway Cares aim to improve the quality of life for the residents in and around the Greater Richmond Metropolitan community.
DonorsChoose.org is dedicated to addressing the lack of learning materials and experiences in our public schools. All donors are able to select the specific projects that they feel will have the biggest impact. Each project proposal is screened by DonorsChoose.org.