Girl Scouts Experience the Science of NASCAR

Girls Tour Sam Bass Gallery and NASCAR Cup Garage

10.15.2012

Charlotte, N.C.- This weekend local Girl Scouts received a once in a lifetime experience thanks to The NASCAR Foundation and Sam Bass Gallery.Girls were able to see STEM (science, engineering, technology and math) in action during their tour of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series garage at Charlotte Motor Speedway.Learning many career aspects of the sport, girls also engaged in a project at Sam Bass Gallery and saw art in action.

Girl Scouts experienced an exciting behind the scenes tour of racing and learned unique applications of STEM along the way.Highlights of the NASCAR garage tour included meet and greets with executives from NASCAR and crew members, a look inside a NASCAR hauler, STEM lessons in the garage and speeches from female leadership. "I had no idea there was so much to learn about NASCAR," said Jaquela a Girl Scout Cadette, "I had a great time".

At Sam Bass Gallery, girls participated in an art themed scavenger hunt.Girls also had the opportunity to meet Sam Bass, the First Officially Licensed Artist of NASCAR and learn more about the history of the sport from his perspective. After wrapping up the tour, The NASCAR Foundation also awarded each girl with a goodie bag and tickets to the Bank of America 500.

NASCAR Dreams, a program of The NASCAR Foundation, enables kids to meet their heroes and experience NASCAR up close and personal. In addition to the unique racing experience, The NASCAR Foundation announced a $10,000 donation to the Girl Scouts, Hornets' Nest Council to benefit their Girls Are IT! mobile technology bus.Funds will assist with the updating of programs on the bus and providing STEM experiential learning opportunities to thousands of girls in the area. "The NASCAR Foundation is proud to support charities like Girl Scouts and to introduce the kids they support to the thrills of a NASCAR experience," said Lorene King executive director of The NASCAR Foundation, "we hope these girls will apply what they've learned today by continuing use of the mobile technology bus."    

 

ABOUT GIRL SCOUTS: Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts of the USA is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls with 3.2 million girl and adult members worldwide. Girl Scouts is the leading authority on girls' healthy development, and builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Girl Scouts, Hornets? Nest Council serves over 16,000 girls and 6,000 volunteers in eight counties of North and South Carolina.These counties are the following: Anson, Cabarrus, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Rowan, Stanly, Union and York (S.C.) For more information on how to join, volunteer, reconnect, or donate to Girl Scouts, visit www.hngirlscouts.org.



For more information:

Colleen Young, cyoung@hngirlscouts.org



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