Miami, FL- Racers United Charitable Fund announced today it raised $839 for Voices for Children, a Miami based charity that helps neglected and abused children find safe places to live and provide them the essentials of day to day living. Since 2010, Racers United and Pan American has raised over $3,000 for this specific charity in the two times they have raced at Homestead.
This was the fifth karting event of the year and was held at the Homestead Karting Facility for the opening East Rounds of qualifying for the Pan American Nationals that will be held in September. Racers United sold 50/50 raffle tickets the first two days of the event. A drawing was held on Sunday to announce the winner. Half of the proceeds went to the winner and the other half went to the Miami based Voices for Children Organization. The winner of the raffle, Lachlan DeFrancesco, gave his share of the winnings to the charity which raised the amount to $839 after private donations. Special thanks to Pam Heron and Wendy Glasson of DFR who sold the tickets.
Racers United continues to schedule events for the 2011 race season with the next event at the SWRC Series in Denton, Texas, followed by the Pan American East race held in South Bend, Indiana. For more information on Racers United, please visit their website at www.racersunited.org.
If you are interested in having a series involved with Racers United in the 2011 campaign, please contact Tim Glasson at 214-287-0432 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org . Racers United accepts your tax deductible donations via the website or via this link at any time www.austincommunityfoundation.org/?nd=donate_detail&donation_id=972&return_nd=donate you will receive your tax deductible receipt at the time of the donation. Racers United would like to thank everyone for the generosity thus far in 2011 which has given back over $4,300 in the first four months with a goal of $20,000 for the year. The fund is managed by Cole Glasson Racing and all incoming and outgoing funds flow through Austin Community Foundation, based in Austin, Texas.