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RACING FOR OUR HEROES is a recognized 501(c)3 non-profit organization, supporting the recovery and rehabilitation of disabled, wounded, and amputee war zone Veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan.

In cooperation with the World Challenge and the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA Pro Racing), RACING FOR OUR HEROES is designed to express, in a tangible way, a collective appreciation for our Veterans' sacrifices, while expressing our hope that each of these brave Soldiers and Marines recover as quickly and completely as possible.

Our mission is supporting, enabling, and encouraging the recovery of our Military Heroes -- Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps -- who have been seriously injured in the military campaigns: Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Founded in September 2006 by former U.S. Marine and current World Challenge GT racing driver Jason Carter, RACING FOR OUR HEROES has worked diligently to develop a Motor Sports program for our Wounded Warriors who have expressed a passion for the sport of motor racing. We have had the privilege of visiting countless active duty medical centers and VA Hospitals in an ongoing effort to reach those Wounded Warriors who may benefit from our organization.

Since our visits, we have received several thousand requests from Wounded Veterans and/or their family members wishing to join RACING FOR OUR HEROES. We are overjoyed that this project has touched so many of our brave Veterans, and as a result, we have established (In cooperation with the Department of Defense) a plan allowing approximately two-hundred "RACING FOR OUR HEROES Soldiers and Marines" to join us during the 2011 World Challenge race season.

RACING FOR OUR HEROES is a galvanizing effort, designed to encourage and inspire our Military Heroes as they endure lengthy and difficult recovery & rehabilitation procedures. Our goal is to provide much needed rest and relaxation as well as an exciting and memorable experience for our Military Heroes and their families.

As our Wounded Warriors have differing needs, we have established different RACING FOR OUR HEROES experiences.

 

1. HERO DAYS allows our Veterans the opportunity to experience, firsthand, the excitement of being in a Race Car while on the racetrack. Each veteran will be able to ride in an actual IMSA / ALMS Race Car, as well as interact directly with the drivers and crews of the world's most prestigious race teams. Hero Days are private outings, where our Veterans will have full access to the Race Cars, the Race Teams, and the Race Drivers. Each outing is designed as a day of fun at the racetrack, while exposing our wounded & injured Veterans to the world of professional Motor Sports.

2. RACE DAYS provides another amazing experience for our Military Heroes who may not be physically ready for a Hero Day outing. During Race Days, RACING FOR OUR HEROES, invites and hosts small groups of Veterans and their family members at each of our IMSA / ALMS races throughout North America. We provide a complete VIP racing experience for our Veterans, complete with full access to -- the paddock area, the RACING FOR OUR HEROES Race Car, reserved tickets to the event, reserved parking, hotel accommodations, airfare, and meals with our Race Team. These events are designed to provide a very special racing experience for our wounded Veterans and their families.

** All HERO DAY and RACE DAY costs are provided by RACING FOR OUR HEROES **

To learn more about our upcoming events and outings, please visit our Projects Page.

 

 

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