VETMotorsports Receives Donation From AFCEA.

COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 4, 2018 – VETMotorsports, an award-winning, non-clinical outreach program that honors and empowers veterans with service-connected injuries through active participation in motorsports, has received a $2,000 donation from the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) to advance its 2018 programming. 

The program embeds veterans with professional and amateur racing teams and puts them behind the wheel to race, covering all expenses for them a caregiver to take part in the experience. 

Thanks to the AFCEA-Alamo chapter’s donation, VETMotorsports will sponsor a dozen Texas veterans and caregivers at a Texas Spokes Sports Car Club autocross event held at River City Community Church in San Antonio on Saturday, May 5. Additional events will be scheduled bi-monthly in San Antonio and Austin.

 “We’re very excited to be supporting VETMotorsports again this year,” said Alamo AFCEA Chairman of the Wounded Warrior and Military Family Endowment Fund Committee, Jeff Kendall. “They do tremendous, engaging work with our veterans, which we saw first-hand last year. We’re looking forward to providing even more of those hands-on opportunities on May 5 and later this year.”

“We’re so pleased to have earned AFCEA’s support again this season,” said VETMotorsports Founder and Executive Director Peter Cline. “Their commitment to our mission with both their generosity and their presence is something special.” 

AFCEA is a member-based, non-profit international organization that has helped members advance information technology, communications and electronics capabilities since 1946. The association has 31,487 individual members, 151 chapters and 1,586 corporate members.   

VETMotorsports is an award-winning, non-profit, non-clinical outreach program that honors and empowers injured post-9/11 service members by embedding them with professional racing teams and putting them behind the wheel to race in amateur events.  By placing veterans in hands-on, high-stress, team environments that mimic active duty, the organization gives them direction, empowerment and challenges that help them focus on ability and moving forward rather than disability and the past. Since 2013, VETMotorsports has helped more than 190 injured veterans participate in 80 motorcycle and auto racing events across the United States. More information about the organization is available at www.VETMotorsports.org.