Indianapolis - Bosma Industries for the Blind has announced the running of the inaugural "Bosma 50", which will include USAC National Midget Series and Indiana Ford Focus Midget Series features July 30 at the Anderson (Ind.) Speedway. The event,...
Indianapolis - Bosma Industries for the Blind has announced the running of the inaugural "Bosma 50", which will include USAC National Midget Series and Indiana Ford Focus Midget Series features July 30 at the Anderson (Ind.) Speedway.
The event, which will feature a 50-lap National Midget Series race and a 20-lap Ford Focus race, will kick off the racing week leading up to the Brickyard 400. Bosma also has the support of National City Bank and Diversified Insurance Brokerage Group as associate sponsors.
Indy Office Solutions will provide the additional awards, with $250 going to the fastest driver in the National Midget Series qualifications and $250 for the Ford Focus Series' hard charger.
Lou Moneymaker, CEO of Bosma Industries for the Blind, is excited about Bosma's debut in auto racing sponsorship. He hopes to make the event an annual running.
"The activities surrounding this endeavor will enable Bosma to raise money to support various programs and services for its 65 blind and visually impaired employees," Moneymaker said. "As one considers the huge impact all motor sports has had in Indiana, it is only fitting that we are engaging in an enterprise with racing as the central theme."
Moneymaker's family has a large background in auto racing. Lou's father, Bud, raced midgets and stock cars at 16th Street Speedway in the 1940's and 50's, and was an official at the Indianapolis 500.
"This places me in an environment which I grew up in," Lou Moneymaker said. "I've always been a racing fan, and administration being my background, I feel this event is a good fit."
Bosma was created through the Indiana Legislature in 1915 and operated as the Board of Industrial Aid for the Blind, as well as a part of Indiana's Vocational Rehabilitation Services, for 70 years. In 1985, Bosma Industries for the Blind, Inc. became a privatized company. Bosma works tirelessly to nurture the employability of Hoosiers who are blind and visually impaired - breaking down barriers that deter employment and building opportunities that meet needs.