Fundraising Event Gets the Green Flag

The Big Machine Music City Grand Prix promoters recently invited Youth Opportunity Foundation to participate in pre-race activities, as one of a limited number of local nonprofits, through our fundraising activity, the Music City Grand Prix FUNDRACE™. This unique event was one of the festivities leading to the inaugural NTT INDYCAR® SERIES race weekend in Nashville, TN. “We were pleased, and excited, to add the Music City Grand Prix FUNDRACE to our calendar of events,” stated Jason Rittenberry, MCGP COO, “as it provided local racing fans the perfect way to fire-up for the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix. But just as importantly, the funds raised will be supporting a great cause. It was a great way to start the festival!”

Created by Indianapolis based, Miles Ahead, this performance driving event offers an exciting opportunity for YOF supporters to test their driving skills behind the wheel of identical MINI John Cooper Works Hardtops on a challenging autocross course; it is the YOF alternative to the typical “golf outing”. “We were thrilled to be part of the inaugural Big Machine Music City Grand Prix,” said Ted Woerner, President of Miles Ahead, “and pleased to collaborate with Youth Opportunity Foundation, to help them continue to assist troubled youth in becoming successful adults, here in Tennessee, and across the country.”

This is the third year that YOF and MilesAhead have partnered to stage this thrilling event. “We continue to offer the MINI Challenge in Indianapolis on an annual basis, to growing and enthusiastic audiences” stated Denny Armington “anytime you can connect fundraising with something that people enjoy it tends to make donations easier to come by! Nashville was our first out of state experience, we plan to schedule additional cities where YOF can support mission activities.”

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