The partnership Sports Car Club of America® has with VETMotorsports was recently highlighted by KOLD-TV Ch. 13 in Tucson, Arizona. The station covered an Arizona Border Region autocross event where VETMotorsports participants were in attendance. In the story, journalist Heather Janssen notes, “The club wants to continue healing and having fun one car and veteran at a time.” Check out the full article here.
It was announced back in December that through a grant from the SCCA Foundation the Club would continue support for the outreach program that engages active military and veterans in transformative motorsports experiences. The program, which is run in partnership with the award-winning non-profit VETMotorsports, places participants inside the ropes and behind the wheel at select SCCA® events, as well as creates mentorship opportunities for them with SCCA members and staff.
VETMotorsports is an award-winning, non-profit, non-clinical outreach program that honors and empowers active military, National Guard, Reserve, Gold Star parents, and veterans with service-connected injuries and their caregivers by embedding them with professional racing teams and putting them behind the wheel to race in amateur events. By placing veterans in hands-on, high-stress, team environments that mimic active duty, the organization gives them direction, empowerment and challenges that help them focus on ability and moving forward rather than disability and the past. Since its founding in 2012, VETMotorsports has helped more than 200 participants in over 100 motorcycle and auto racing events across the United States. More information about the organization is available at www.VETMotorsports.org.
Founded in 1986, the SCCA Foundation is SCCA’s charitable affiliate. As well as providing support to VETMotorsports, the foundation funds programs that save teen driver’s lives, preserves the history of American motorsport, and encourages promotion of automotive passion. To learn more, please visit www.sccafoundation.org.