Boy Scouts of America Race into a New Decade with Dale Coyne Racing
Connecting youth through leadership and education
IRVING, Texas -- January 11, 2010 -- The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) and Dale Coyne Racing (DCR) today announced that the two legendary organizations are teaming up to promote family fun and education through a new BSA IndyCar. Scouts can experience the BSA's No. 19 IndyCar throughout the 17 race IZOD IndyCar® Series 2010 schedule of events including the greatest spectacle in racing, the Indianapolis 500.
The No. 19 car will help commemorate the 100th anniversary of the BSA -- the nation's largest youth service organization. The BSA and DCR plan to utilize the high-tech nature of Indy cars as a platform to promote science, technology and math to those involved in Scouting.
"Racing is a modern day way to connect with youth and to further Scouting's dedication to expanding tomorrow's leaders through education, math, science and engineering," stated Chief Scout Executive Bob Mazzuca. "We are grateful to Dale and Gail Coyne and their entire racing team for making this incredible opportunity possible."
"This is a program with true heart," commented race team owner Dale Coyne. "from watching a young boy's first Pinewood Derby to helping him learn and apply the disciplines of science and technology using the excitement of IndyCar. The message we will convey is the significance of education and the value of preparing for a rapidly advancing hi-tech world."
Through the IndyCar program Scouts and volunteers will have fun and exciting at-track participation opportunities throughout the year. The Boy Scouts and Coyne Racing collaboration provides an unparalleled opportunity to reach out to America's youth with a strong emphases on science, technology, engineering, and math.