Sep 26, 2012
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I am guessing that many people if not all that are reading this have been fed today and fed well. I have. I just picked up my grandson from pre-school. Jack Jack and I made a stop at McDonald's before we came home. However there are people around us who have not eaten well today. There are still many people who will go hungry, not just in Africa or Bangladesh but in the good ol' US of A.
At next week's GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Racing event at NOLA Motorsports Park, we shall have the opportunity to do something about hunger in one of the cities that hosts our racing. New Orleans is a city where due to poverty and weather related problems, many of the people within its influence are hungry. The Second Harvest Food Bank of New Orleans serves the hungry of the lower 22 parishes (counties) in Louisiana. We are going to have a food drive to support this food bank and we are inviting racers, teams, families, officials and fans to participate by brings containers of non-perishable foods to drop in the collection bins which will be all over the paddock and fan areas of the track. Since this is the last race of the 2012 season, we are asking teams to donate leftover food. There is a real chance to make a real difference in the lives of hungry and needy people in and around New Orleans. We are also asking racers to participate in a Wednesday work day at the food bank prior to move in day at the track. Cameron Gray and the good folks at M1 Motorsports are helping to organize this workday. If you are interested in joining the workday contact Cameron at M1. We have several riders lined up and could use more.
Thanks for your help and participation!
Tim Burleson, Chaplain GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing