‘Ride With Rinus’ Campaign To Be Featured at GMR Grand Prix
Ed Carpenter Racing introduced a partnership with Building Tomorrow, a global, not-for-profit group supporting literacy and numeracy in Uganda, for the GMR Grand Prix.
Through the generosity of a longtime Building Tomorrow supporter, defending race winner Rinus VeeKay will compete in the No. 21 Building Tomorrow Chevrolet on Saturday, May 14 on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway street course. Together, Building Tomorrow and ECR have launched “Ride With Rinus,” the place any contributor who donates $75 can have their title added to VeeKay’s automobile.
Founded in 2006, Building Tomorrow goals to enhance studying outcomes in underserved communities all through Uganda. Even earlier than the COVID-19 pandemic, some 1.2 million kids had been out of college throughout Uganda. The nation then skilled the longest steady faculty closures in the world due to the pandemic, with some 10 million kids out of college for practically two years. Working in partnership with native communities, Building Tomorrow delivered its Roots to Rise literacy and numeracy programming to greater than 40,000 kids in 2021 and can attain over 100,000 learners in 2022.
Donations for the “Ride With Rinus” program will profit Building Tomorrow’s Roots to Rise program, a foundational studying initiative educating primary literacy and numeracy abilities based mostly on college students’ studying degree, not age. A donation of simply $75 will give contributors the chance to put their title on VeeKay’s No. 21 Building Tomorrow Chevrolet and permit 5 kids to enroll in an upcoming Roots to Rise camp. With the purpose of including 1,500 names to the race automobile, Building Tomorrow would give you the option to assist 7,500 kids in Uganda and assist them get their training again on monitor after two years with out formal education. To “Ride With Rinus,” donations may be made on-line at BT.TEAM.
“We’re delighted to partner with Ed Carpenter Racing to raise funds and awareness for the learning crisis in Uganda,” mentioned George Srour, co-founder and chief dreamer of Building Tomorrow. “With this partnership, we’re giving anyone who wants to support literacy and numeracy – basic skills so many Ugandan kids haven’t had the chance to master – the opportunity to do so, and in return they get the chance to ‘Ride With Rinus’ on May 14.”
VeeKay, 21, is in his third season as an NTT INDYCAR SERIES driver, all with ECR. He earned his first profession collection victory final May in the GMR Grand Prix.
Building Tomorrow and ECR’s “Ride With Rinus” marketing campaign might be energetic for the subsequent month, closing on April 30, 2022. VeeKay’s automobile will then be reworked into the No. 21 Building Tomorrow Chevrolet, and contributors’ names might be integrated into the design. The 2022 GMR Grand Prix might be broadcast reside on NBC, starting at 3 p.m. (ET) Saturday, May 14.