KALIFORNIA" KATIE SULLIVAN PARTNERS WITH GIRLS FOR A CHANGE San Jose, Calif. - 19-year old NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle rider 'Kalifornia' Katie Sullivan and her Corning, Calif. based Sullivan Family Racing team have announce a partnership with the...
KALIFORNIA" KATIE SULLIVAN PARTNERS WITH GIRLS FOR A CHANGE
San Jose, Calif. - 19-year old NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle rider 'Kalifornia' Katie Sullivan and her Corning, Calif. based Sullivan Family Racing team have announce a partnership with the non-profit organization Girls For A Change for the remainder of the 2010 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. The partnership will debut this upcoming weekend as Sullivan competes at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals contested in Brainerd, Minn.
"Girls for A Change is very excited to have entered into a partnership with Katie Sullivan," noted Whitney Smith, CEO of Girls For A Change. "This is a wonderful opportunity for both Girls For A Change (GFC) and Katie to expand the positive effects we are now separately having on girls and young women. We believe Katie is a wonderful example and role model for doing this. Through her entrance and advancement into the world of competitive drag racing in the National Hot Rod Association, she is creating new opportunities for other young women and personally addressing a societal issue of limited competitive options previously open to women."
"We believe that through our partnership, we can create new awareness among men and women about the opportunities opening to women through the efforts of women of all ages," Smith concluded. "We will be featuring Katie and her race team on our website and following her through her race season. We know she will enjoy some new fans while we are able to introduce GFC to a new world of sports and opportunity."
The partnership with GFC and Sullivan gives the sophomore NHRA rider an opportunity to realize her goal of working with a group committed to transforming our world and reinventing girl culture. "I am very excited to partner with GFC for the rest of our racing season and hopefully beyond," Sullivan stated. "Working with GFC has been a dream of mine for several years. Their mission is the empowerment of middle and high school girls to create and lead social change in their communities. Having recently graduated from high school, I am uniquely qualified to work with many of these girls. If I can help just one girl accomplish her goals through this partnership, it will have been deemed a success."
-source: sullivan family racing