Apply now for the MIS Cares Executive Committee
Michigan International Speedway has proven to be a valuable fund-raising platform for the community year-round. The track is establishing the MIS Cares Executive Committee to enhance its ability to raise funds and support charities in the area.
And you can be part of the process.
MIS Cares is a donor advised fund of the NASCAR Foundation, a 501 © (3) non-profit entity. MIS Cares’ mission is to create a lasting, positive impact on our community through charitable giving and volunteer efforts that cultivate community growth and advances quality of life.
“We are very proud of all the effort we put into our community,” Manager of Fan Services Jayme Bicknell said. “Many of us live in the area and are an active part of the community. We strive to give back to the different programs to provide memorable experiences for the community members.”
Community members can apply to the MIS Cares Executive Committee online at www.mispeedway.com/miscares. All applications must be returned to Bicknell at Michigan International Speedway by Jan. 15, 2014.
The MIS Cares Executive Committee will seek to raise funds and increase volunteerism to support non-profit charities and charitable causes throughout the race communities. The committee will participate in numerous events throughout the year as well as explore new fund-raising opportunities.
“We look forward to working with the MIS Cares Executive Committee to provide opportunities to give back to the community,” track President Roger Curtis said. “While we all work in the community, many of us live here as well and strive to be involved in charitable organizations. We provide many annual opportunities for local clubs to raise some money and the committee will help us to improve that mission.”
The committee of no fewer than 12 members will be comprised of individuals who live and/or work in Jackson or Lenawee counties. Each selected person will serve a two-year term and can serve one consecutive two-year term. The members must contribute 10 hours per year of volunteer service and attend monthly meetings at the speedway.
In 2013, MIS and its sister company Americrown combined to donate a total of $606,469 to local service groups and organizations through cash donations, work programs, grants and sponsorships, as well as tickets and merchandise that clubs raffle to raise money.
MIS Cares awarded $76,469 in cash donations to local charities through its grant program. Another $60,000 was awarded through sponsorships and tickets those groups raffle off, also to raise money.
MIS Cares raises funds through a number of events, online auctions, donations and Extreme Bus Makeover, a fun event where race fans bid to have their camping/school bus painted.
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