Darlington Raceway Partners with Local School District to Launch Reading Program
Over 5,400 elementary kids from Darlington County Schools will participate
DARLINGTON, SC Feb. 27, 2013 – In an effort to help its area school children participate in reading, Darlington Raceway is partnering with the Darlington County School District to kick off a reading program for “March is Reading Month.”
Starting on March 1, over 5,400 elementary school kids in the district will participate in the program and each classroom will have reading goals to achieve throughout the month. Each student will receive a Darlington Raceway bookmark and reading reminder bracelet courtesy of the track.
“We want our children to excel in school and grow up to make a positive impact in the world we live in,” Darlington President Chris Browning said. “We are more than happy to utilize our resources at the track to encourage a child to read more and improve their education.”
When the program concludes on March 29, the classrooms with the most books read will receive a visit in April from select NASCAR Nationwide Series drivers yet to be determined. Elementary schools in Darlington, Hartsville, Lamar and Society Hill will be participating.
All participants in the program will also receive a free kid’s admission ticket for the Nationwide Series 200 on Friday, May 10.
The Reading Program is just one of many that the track has created over the years as part of its youth initiatives. It also offers one of the best kids ticket offers in the industry with 12 and under half-price for any seat to the Bojangles’ Southern 500.
“We appreciate Darlington Raceway putting this reading program together for us. The impact it will make on our students and the encouragement it will provide them to read is invaluable for us,” Audrey Childers, communications officer for the Darlington County School District said. “Having a track like Darlington in our community is great because they enjoy doing these types of programs for our kids and want them to be successful in the classroom.”
Tickets to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles’ Southern 500 on May 11 and Nationwide Series 200 on Friday, May 10 are on sale now! Remember, kids 12 and under are half off for the Bojangles’ Southern 500 and FREE for the Nationwide Series 200 in general admission sections. Visit www.DarlingtonRaceway.com or call 866-459-7223 for tickets.