Racers United Charitable Fund in conjunction with Texas Lone Star Grand Prix and the City of Lockhart, Texas, today announced that it raised $1760 for Texas CASA during the two day event held the first weekend of March.
The two day karting event attracted some of the best kart racers from all over the United States to compete through the downtown streets of the historic Texas city with many of the karts reaching speeds of over 80mph. During the event, members of Cole Glasson Racing sold 50/50 raffle tickets to be drawn on Sunday of the event. The winning raffle ticket won half of the raffle proceeds ($109) and the remaining half of the proceeds were donated to Texas CASA organization. Texas CASA is part of a national volunteer movement that began in 1975 when a judge in Seattle decided he needed to know more about the children whose lives were in his hands. The solution he started was using community volunteers as a "voice in court" for abused and neglected children. These Court Appointed Special Advocates® (CASA) provided him with the detailed information he needed to safeguard the children's best interests and ensure that they were placed in safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible. The program was so successful that it was copied around the nation.
In addition, the event took private donations and 100% of those went to Texas CASA, and at the close of the event monies totaled $1760 to be awarded to the charity.
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