Dallas, TexasRacers United Charitable Fund announced today it raised $400 in a joint effort with Plano based, Money Matters Financial Advisors and other local businesses to donate towards the Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County (BGCCC) helps young people by providing them with a safe, nurturing place to go after school and in the summer.  They also provide these boys and girls tutors to help them with their school work, and a hot dinner every night.  BGCCC’s record is amazing.  The organization serves over 5,000 Collin County children every year. Last year, 100% of BGCCC’s high school seniors graduated from high school and were accepted to a college. One past BGCCC alumnus even went on to MIT! There are no BGCCC members involved in the criminal justice system, and there has never been a teen pregnancy in BGCCC. Without the help of the Clubs, these children would otherwise be at risk of academic failure, criminal activity and negative behaviors.A child that drops out of high school costs our community $275,000. If a child goes to jail, it costs taxpayers $99,500 per year.  Compare that to the cost of $1,500 per year to offer a child BGCCC preventative programs and services.

The target for Racers United Campaign in 2011 is to raise in excess of $20,000 and reach the $100,000 per year mark by 2015 to give back to the communities we race in. The next event will be held during the FWT Rotax weekend in Palm Beach, FL.

For more information on Racers United, please visit their website at www.racersunited.org. 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 at any time 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 and looks forward to a successful year.