Stewart Helps Thoroughbred Org; Sauter Visits Fort Bragg; Infineon Raceway Recycling

FFI/TSF

The Tony Stewart Foundation has awarded a $20,000 grant to Indianapolis-based Friends of Ferdinand Inc. (FFI), a not-for-profit volunteer organization that works with owners and trainers at the state’s two horse tracks to identify and obtain thoroughbreds that are nearing the end of their racing careers. FFI evaluates and retrains the horses, and finds new, forever homes with devoted, caring owners. More than 200 horses have been transitioned from the track into new post-racing life (Indianapolis Motor Speedway).

Military Thanks: NASCAR driver Johnny Sauter, as well as AVP player Angie Akers, recently visited Fort Bragg, NC in support of the Warriors Promise Foundation. The duo made the visit on behalf of sponsor FUBAR energy drink. The Warrior’s Promise Foundation is a non-profit organization with the charter of providing support to the United States military community at the grass roots level. As part of the Warriors Promise Foundation a percentage of all FUBAR sales goes to the members of military communities in need (FUBAR).

Green Room: Infineon Raceway has reaffirmed its position as the recycling leader in the motor-sports industry, collecting more than 17 tons of recyclable materials at its major events during the 2008 racing season. In all, the raceway collected 34,568 pounds of materials at its NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, IndyCar® Series and AMA Superbike Series event weekends. That brings the total to more than 73 tons (147,524 pounds) of recyclable materials since the inception of the program in 2004 (Infineon Raceway).

Image credit: Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Hold Ya Horses: Jockeys to Run Foot Race for Kids

In Australia, Annalise Walliker reports that horse racing jockeys “have decided to hoof it themselves and run for the kids.”

Jockeys, bookies, and racing society members have been asked “to giddy up and get on board the Herald Sun/CityLink Run For The Kids for its inaugural Hold Ya Horses event.”

The event will support the Royal Children’s Hospital (Melbourne Herald Sun, 3/3).

For more information on this event, please visit www.runforthekids.com.au.