Darlington Raceway Partners With Local School District To Launch Reading Program


DARLINGTON, S.C. (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’s efforts to promote reading in our schools. The reading program is exciting, the prize is motivating and the program will definitely provide a positive impact on our schools,” said Audrey Childers, public information officer for the Darlington County School District. “The Darlington Raceway has always been very supportive of our students, teachers and schools. This is just one more example of their efforts to contribute to our community and our children.”

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.

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