'KALIFORNIA' KATIE SULLIVAN WELCOMES LOCAL STUDENT GROUP TO INDY 19-Year Old Professional Drag Racer welcomes Girl Action Team members from Ben Davis High School to Race on September 4, 2010 at Mac Tools US Nationals San Jose, Calif. - 19-year...
'KALIFORNIA' KATIE SULLIVAN WELCOMES LOCAL STUDENT GROUP TO INDY
19-Year Old Professional Drag Racer welcomes Girl Action Team members from Ben Davis High School to Race on September 4, 2010 at Mac Tools US Nationals
San Jose, Calif. - 19-year old NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle rider 'Kalifornia' Katie Sullivan and her Corning, Calif. based Sullivan Family Racing team, along with NHRA Top Alcohol Dragster driver Kristen Wootton will welcome members from the 'Girl Action Team' at Ben Davis High School on September 4th during the 56th running of the Mac Tool NHRA US Nationals contested at O'Reilly Raceway Park. The visit with the students from Indianapolis, Ind. based high school coincides with Sullivan's partnership with the non-profit organization Girls For A Change which was announced in mid-August.
Girls For A Change (www.girlsforachange.org) is a national non-profit organization that empowers girls to create social change. They invite young women to design, lead, fund and implement social change projects that tackle issues girls face in their own neighborhoods. Completely community supported, GFC provides the tools, resources, partnerships and support girls need to gain the voice, ability, and problem-solving capacity to realize their full potential.
"The GFC Ben Davis Indy Team looks forward to meeting Katie because she inspires young people," noted Rose Wilson, a volunteer coach for Indy's Girl Action Team. "Katie demonstrates the 'drive' to live out a childhood dream while keeping grounded with education and family, which is a value system to be admired in today's society. Being a part of GFC has mutual benefits for coaches and young ladies. We inspire and give energy to one another by learning to be good listeners and respecting one another. As a result we can brainstorm and implement ideas of change that have positive effects on communities. "
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. Sullivan is also very happy to host the ladies from Ben Davis High School at the biggest NHRA National Event of the 2010 Full Throttle Drag Racing Series.
"Indy is the biggest race of the season for several reasons, but having the Girls Action Team from Ben Davis High makes this event even more important for our team," Sullivan stated. "Working with GFC has been a dream of mine for several years. Having recently graduated from high school, I am uniquely qualified to work with many of these girls. Having my CRX Media and CleanBoost Oil team-mate Kristen Wootton join the fun is also going to rock the house. I look forward to introducing these ladies to the power of NHRA Drag Racing and establishing friendships for life.
-source: sullivan family racing