Jody DeVere has officially been named Chairperson of United Spinal Motorsports Committee. United Spinal Association’s Motorsports program encourages people with disabilities, including individuals who use adaptive automotive equipment to participate in competitive Motorsports.
Motorsports programs allow people with disabilities to compete on an equal playing field with those without disabilities and foster camaraderie among drivers.
Specifically, United Spinal Association and the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) will be offering novice autocross or Solo clinics targeted to people with disabilities. Anyone with a street legal car that passes inspection the day-of-race may participate. Specific regions identified for the upcoming 2007 season include, Philadelphia; Chicago; Boston; Southern Georgia; Central Florida; Las Vegas and Reno.
United Spinal Association is also reaching out to cultivate partnerships within the Motorsports industry in support of the program and to help raise awareness about spinal cord injuries and disorders.
Partnerships include racecar drivers who are non-disabled as well as disabled who display the United Spinal Motorsports logo. Drivers are from a variety of divisions, including the National Hot Rod Association; the Indy Racing League; NASCAR and the SCCA. Other industry partners include Motor Trend Radio and Ask Patty.
Motor vehicle accidents account for 44% of all spinal cord injuries. With that in mind, United Spinal Association has developed a Motorsafe program to increase public awareness on motor vehicle and recreational vehicle safety.
United Spinal Association is seeking partners and sponsors to help raise awareness on ways to prevent spinal cord injury. For more information on United Spinal and the Motorsports Committee, as well as inquiries regarding sponsorships and support, please contact Devera Lynn at 800.404.2898 ext. 237 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ask Patty wants to congratulate our President, Jody, on her new appointment to the Committee! Hip Hip Hurray!