Dallas, TexasRacers United Charitable Fund wants to remind racers that it will be conducting a raffle throughout the Florida Winter Tour- Rotax Weekend beginning this Friday, February 25th and running through lunch on Sunday. During the event, DeFrancesco Racing will have a representative (Pam Heron) selling raffle tickets and a drawing will be held on Sunday to announce the winner. Half of the proceeds from the raffle will go to the winner and the other half of the proceeds will go to a local child advocates program. We will also be accepting individual donations during the event in which 100% of those proceeds will go to the local child’s advocates program if the donor wishes.

In 2010, the fund raised over $10,000 and was able to give to several charities throughout the US to include CASA (Child Advocates), United Way, Voices for Children, Pregnancy Resource Center, and Young Life. The fund is managed by Cole Glasson Racing and hopes are to expand its reach further by expanding its presence in other National and Regional series to create a greater opportunity to give back. The target for 2011 is to raise in excess of $20,000 and reach the $100,000 per year mark by 2015.

FKP’s Bill Wright; “It’s my pleasure to allow Racers United to be associated with our program. Formula Kart Productions believes it’s important to give back to the community, and this is a great way for karting to be involved in helping those less fortunate.” For more information on Racers United, please visit their website at www.racersunited.org or the local advocates program www.gal.fl.gov For more information about the 13th Annual Formula Kart Productions Florida Winter Tour kart racing series log on to their web site at www.floridawintertour.com

If you are interested in having a series involved with Racers United in the 2011 campaign, please contact Tim Glasson at 214-287-0432 or email us at info@racersunited.com . Racers United accepts your tax deductible donations via the website or via this link http://www.austincommunityfoundation.org/?nd=donate_detail&donation_id=972&return_nd=donate

You will receive your tax deductible receipt at the time of the donation. Racers United would like to thank everyone for the generosity in 2010 and looks forward to a successful 2011.