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BAPS to Host "Racing for Outreach" Wingless Sportsman Series in 2024


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BAPS to Host "Racing for Outreach" Wingless Sportsman Series in 2024

"Racing for Outreach" is an innovative program designed to harness the excitement and thrill of Wingless Super Sportsman racing as a powerful platform to raise awareness for mental health and suicide prevention. This unique initiative aims to engage local school districts by combining the adrenaline-fueled world of Wingless Super Sportsman racing with the critical conversation surrounding mental health.

The program will feature a series of high-profile Wingless Super Sportsman races partnered with BAPS Motor Speedway, strategically organized to attract a broad demographic of spectators, enthusiasts, and participants. These events will serve as more than just thrilling competitions; they will also serve as platforms for education and advocacy, promoting mental health awareness and suicide prevention.

We have 5 scheduled races supporting Racing for Outreach on the following dates:
• Saturday March 30th
• Sunday April 14th
• Saturday June 22nd (Racing for Outreach Community Event)
• Saturday August 17th (Racing for Outreach Community Event Rain Date)
• Saturday October 26th (6th Annual Britton Finkenbinder Memorial Race)

Key features of the "Racing for Outreach" program include:

  1. High-Profile Racing Events:
    • Exciting Wingless Super Sportsman races with top-tier drivers will be organized at well-known racing venues to draw a large and diverse audience.
    • Races will be strategically scheduled to coincide with mental health awareness initiatives or relevant campaigns, maximizing the impact of the outreach efforts.
  2. Educational Initiatives:
    • In collaboration with The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and others, the program will incorporate visits with local schools to display race cars and engage with students.
    • Resources such as brochures, pamphlets, and online materials will be distributed to provide valuable information about mental health, warning signs, and available support services.
  3. Driver and Team Involvement:
    • Wingless Super Sportsman drivers and racing teams will actively participate in promoting mental health awareness.
    • Testimonials and personal stories may be shared to humanize the conversation around mental health, demonstrating that seeking help is a sign of strength.
  4. Community Engagement:
    • Local communities will be encouraged to participate in and support the events, fostering a sense of unity and shared responsibility for mental health awareness.
    • Fundraising activities, such as charity auctions and donation drives, will be organized to generate financial support for mental health organizations and related efforts.
  5. Media Partnerships:
    • Collaborations with media outlets, both within the motorsports industry and mainstream channels, will be sought to amplify the reach of the program.
    • Documentary-style content and interviews will be produced to share the stories of individuals who have overcome mental health challenges.
  6. Digital and Social Media Campaigns:
    • A strong online presence will be maintained through social media platforms, streaming services, and a dedicated website.
    • Hashtags and challenges related to mental health awareness will be promoted, encouraging participants to share their experiences and engage with the cause.

Through the "Racing for Outreach" program, the aim is not only to entertain racing enthusiasts but also to spark important conversations, break down stigma, and ultimately contribute to a society that prioritizes mental health and supports those in need.

To ensure the success and sustainability of the "Racing for Outreach" program, we recognize the invaluable role that sponsors play in driving both the racing events and the associated mental health awareness initiatives. Engaging sponsors with a passion for community impact and corporate social responsibility will elevate the program's reach and impact. The program and racing series would not be possible without the generosity of BAPS Motor Speedway, The Britton Finkenbinder Memorial (BFM) and The Summit Technology Group (STG). For additional sponsorship inquiries please contact BAPS Motor Speedway at 717-938-9170.

The Britton Finkenbinder Memorial is a non-profit organization passionately dedicated to advancing mental health and suicide awareness in memory of its namesake, Britton Finkenbinder. Committed to breaking the silence surrounding mental health challenges, the memorial foundation strives to create a supportive environment for individuals grappling with mental health issues and to prevent the tragedy of suicide. Through community outreach, educational initiatives, and collaborative partnerships, the organization endeavors to destigmatize mental health discussions and provide resources for those in need. By fostering compassion, understanding, and open dialogue, the Britton Finkenbinder Memorial stands as a beacon of hope, working tirelessly to promote mental well-being and save lives through awareness and support.

Summit Technology Consulting is a leading force in providing specialized technology solutions for the financial sector. With a focus on efficiency, compliance, and strategic growth, the group's seasoned professionals collaborate closely with financial institutions to optimize digital infrastructure and enhance data security. Leveraging cutting-edge strategies, Summit ensures clients stay ahead of emerging trends, navigate regulatory landscapes, and seize opportunities in the evolving financial technology landscape. As a trusted partner, Summit Technology Consulting Group is committed to elevating the technological capabilities of financial institutions, fostering resilience, and enabling sustained success.

Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education, and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death. AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide, including those who have experienced a loss. AFSP creates a culture that’s smart about mental health by engaging in the following core strategies:
• Funding scientific research
• Educating the public about mental health and suicide prevention
• Advocating for public policies in mental health and suicide prevention
• Supporting survivors of suicide loss and those affected by suicide
The AFSP has local chapters in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, with programs and events nationwide.

Article Credit: BAPS Motor Speedway

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