Formula BMW USA Driver Philip Major to aid Food Bank of the Rockies this weekend Philip Major to collect auction items this weekend DENVER, CO Formula BMW USA driver Philip Major is heading to Denver this week for rounds 11...
Formula BMW USA Driver Philip Major to aid Food Bank of the Rockies this
Philip Major to collect auction items this weekend
DENVER, CO Formula BMW USA driver Philip Major is heading to Denver this week for rounds 11 and 12 of the Formula BMW USA championship, but racing is not the only thing on his mind this weekend. "Our family supports the food bank here at home, so we contacted the Food Bank in Denver to see if we could be of any help to them while we were visiting Denver," the 17 year old driver said.
Manager of Promotions for the Food Bank of the Rockies, Kristina Cordova, told the team about an unfortunate circumstance that had befallen them. All their donated items for an upcoming auction had been stolen.
"This was really upsetting to hear," Major said, "So, we have decided to try to collect items from the Grand Prix to give to the Food Bank of the Rockies for their auction."
Major, together with his Atlantic Racing Team are asking any team, or drivers that are competing in the Denver Grand Prix that has an item that they could donate to the Food Bank of the Rockies, to please bring that item to Philip Major's Atlantic Team Transporter in the Formula BMW USA paddock or contact John Bone, Philip Major's on-site representative at cell; (813)-766-9979 to have the item picked up.
"I am really confident that the racing community that is traveling to Denver this weekend will support our efforts to help out the Food Bank of the Rockies," Major said just before leaving for Denver.
Food Bank of the Rockies Quick Facts:
Food Bank of the Rockies (FBR) (www.foodbankrockies.org) was founded in 1978 and was known as the Colorado Food Clearing House. Operating from a 900-square-foot schoolroom in northwest Denver , the fledgling organization collected food from nearby Safeway stores and distributed it to one needy agency. Today, FBR has extended its reach across northern Colorado and Wyoming , providing food supplies to more than 900 hunger-relief programs. In its first 28 years, FBR has provided nearly 239 million pounds of food to our member agencies, which translates to more than 174 million meals for people in need. Last year, we distributed more than 20.5 million pounds of food, enough to provide 43,000 meals each day to needy children, seniors and families. FBR is a member of America 's Second Harvest - the Nation's Food Bank Network. BR has a staff of 35 employees, and a pool of more than 1000 volunteers. The Board of Directors is made up of 21 men and women who volunteer their time and expertise. The FBR Guild consists of a board of 25 and a membership of over 100.