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Schedule for Monthly Socials: 4th Wednesday (March- August):
5:30 Volunteers arrive to learn tasks.
6:00 You arrive to learn details of our race series and to meet Sponsors and other attendees.
Purchase or validate your $17 GPR Race Special.
Use your GPR Race Special purchase to take a 20 Lap Race to try out the go-karts.
Use a 2nd GPR Race Special purchase to try out the Axe throwing.
8:00 Leave Fired Up and ready to compete in our Annual Fundraising Race Event on 9/20
THANK YOU to everyone that volunteered, raced and to their guests for creating a night to remember for life. We are grateful to Grand Canyon University and Humana as our amazing sponsors and Grand Prix Raceway as an incredible host and venue. We are also grateful for those that hosted information tables (Grand Canyon University, VA Suicide Prevention, Safer Homes, Celebration Custom Songs). A special THANK YOU for our Invocation: Michael Johnson, Color Guard: Silas High - Marine JROTC, National Anthem: Devorah Gottesman, and empowering words from our VA Suicide Prevention leadership: Dr. Larry Pruitt.
Here are the awards we gave out:
|Fastest Teams||Most Fundraising|
|1st: JBLM Special Forces - Team 6||Team: Hounds MC - Team 2|
|2nd: Broken Bullets - Team 3||Individual: Michael Heacock|
|3rd: Mother Rucker - Team 1|
Winner of the Photo Contest was Cassie Glaspey (of Mother Rucker team). She won $40 in gift cards to Tin Hut BBQ in Dupont.
Please check out the Photos link for last race event.
It's time to shift into overdrive and gear up for ‘Race 2 Save Veteran Lives’, an indoor Go-Kart race event, an annual fundraiser for the National Alliance To End Veteran Suicide (NA2EVS.org).Go-Kart events bring together Teams; from families, friends, co-workers, businesses, schools, military units and various groups from all over. We use the acronym T.E.A.M. as Together Everyone Achieves Miracles and we formally invite you to join us in Saving Lives of our Service Members and Veterans as either a Driver, a Team, a Sponsor or any combination. Consider that ‘No one can DO EVERYTHING, but EVERYONE CAN DO SOMETHING’. Your participation in this event could be your something! This competition will be exciting as drivers in teams compete to be the fastest 3 teams, and they will hold their title until next year. There will also be team awards for the most money raised for NA2EVS. The event is 200 laps indoors - done Indy Style (where you'll have to change drivers). Teams have between 5 - 10 drivers with up to 8 teams maximum. The event is held at the well known Grand Prix Raceway in Lakewood WA near Joint Base Lewis McChord.
Each driver registers by paying their $20 fee (which includes your t-shirt and award ceremony). Each driver then commits to raise a minimum of $80, which then qualifies them to race. This site provides each driver and team a Fundraiser page so that donations are collected online. You will then give your private Fundraiser URL to those you ask to support your goal. Most effective is to allow the race site to create a Facebook Fundraiser for you!
If you can't be with us, consider 'Sponsor a Driver' (either in memory of or to honor someone special). In this way you allow a driver to enter and qualify that could not normally afford to do so as the $100 covers it all for them. We will use a lottery to choose who is sponsored based on these donation types.
You may create your own teams, or we'll add you to a team as we close registration.
You may also 'Sponsor a Team' of up to 5 drivers, who are then registered and pre-qualified as having raised $80 each. You then choose to provide the drivers (from your company or family) or we can fill the driver seats via a lottery.
All funds raised from this event, help support our ‘Operation Veteran Freedom’ workshop and various educational and community events that we put on throughout the year. Please look over the amazing testimonies for this workshop at www.na2evs.org/ovf. You can learn more about our events at www.na2evs.org/events. Your financial support will help make this year’s ‘Race 2 Save Veteran Lives’ Go-Kart fundraiser a great success!
Click here for Race Event Flyer to learn more about the Driver & Team requirements and location details.
Thank you for who you are for our Veterans and their families.
Your Next Steps for 9/20/23 Race Event participants:
Signup as a Team or Individual, create your Fundraising URL, have this system 'Create Your Fundraiser on Facebook' and then start your first challenge effort. For those on a Fundraising Team, the donations roll up and total is shown at the Team Level.
For details on Creating Fundraisers on this site watch this video on: Create/Join a Fundraising Team
Please share this race widely across your networks.
Click here to register and attend a Driver Intro session on Zoom.
Schedule for 9/20/23 (RACE EVENT):
4:00 Volunteers arrive to learn tasks.
4:30 Drivers arrive to complete their; Registration, Safety Briefing, Practice Laps.
6:00 Opening Ceremonies (Invocation, Color Guard, National Anthem).
7:00 Race Begins (Team Intros, Missing Man Formation, 200 laps).
8:30 Award Ceremony.
9:00 Event Completion.
Drivers, get ready to start your engines...
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