5/15/ 2014 Upper Arlington, Ohio.
This Saturday, May 17th at The Ohio State University's Ackerman Road Parking Lot, VETMotorsports will be partnering with the Sports Car Club of America and place injured combat veterans behind the wheel of sports cars. VETMotorsports is a central-Ohio based non-profit that places post 9/11 injured combat veterans behind the wheel in sanctioned autocross events or embeds them as pit crew members within select pro racing teams. VETMotorsports overall mission is to provide this generation of wounded veterans a unique and powerful non-clinical outreach program in motor sports. Having just recently returned from Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in California, this will be VETMotorsports' first central Ohio event in 2014. This weekend's event also wraps up VETMotorsports' Armed Forces Day Fundraiser, which started May 1st.
“In 2013 VETMotorsports placed injured combat veterans behind the wheel at Ohio State to see how effective car racing was as part of our non-clinical outreach program. Our participants were able to connect will fellow veterans and get peer-to-peer interaction. They were also challenged mentally and physically, and the overall outcome was that they benefited from the experience. Based on those results VETMotorsports will be holding three events at OSU through June. This is a successful, non-traditional approach that gets veterans to work thought injures and re-acclimate themselves to civilian life. Every day 22 veterans commit suicide. By embedding veterans into positive environment, VETMotorsports is attempting to provide direction and empowerment,” stated VETMotorsports Executive Director and Founder Peter Cline.
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