The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) and Dale Coyne Racing (DCR) today announced that the two legendary organizations are teaming up to promote family fun and education through a new BSA IndyCar venture. Scouts can experience the BSA’s No. 19 IndyCar entry throughout the 17-race 2010 IZOD IndyCar® Series schedule, including the “greatest spectacle in racing,” the Indianapolis 500.
The No. 19 car will help commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the BSA, the nation’s largest youth-serving organization. The BSA and DCR plan to utilize the high-tech nature of IndyCar-style cars as a platform to promote science, technology, and math to those involved in Scouting.
“Racing is a modern-day way to connect with youths and to further Scouting’s dedication to expanding tomorrow’s leaders through education, math, science, and engineering,” stated Chief Scout Executive Bob Mazzuca. “We are grateful to Dale and Gail Coyne and their entire racing team for making this incredible opportunity possible.”
“This is a program with true heart,” commented race team owner Dale Coyne, “from watching a young boy’s first pinewood derby to helping him learn and apply the disciplines of science and technology using the excitement of IndyCar. The message we will convey is the significance of education and the value of preparing for a rapidly advancing hi-tech world.”
Through the IndyCar program, Scouts and volunteers will have fun and exciting participation opportunities at the tracks throughout the year. The Boy Scouts of America and Dale Coyne Racing collaboration provides an unparalleled opportunity to reach out to America’s youths with a strong emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and math.
About the Boy Scouts of America
Serving nearly 2.8 million young people between the ages of 7 and 20, with more than 290 local councils throughout the United States and its territories, the Boy Scouts of America is the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training. For more information on the Boy Scouts of America, please visit www.scouting.org.
About Dale Coyne Racing
For more than 27 years, Dale Coyne Racing has competed in IndyCar-style racing. The team enjoyed a successful 2009 IndyCar Series season with a win at Watkins Glen, and finished ninth in the season points standings. Please visit www.dalecoyneracing.com for more information about the Boy Scouts of America’s No. 19 IndyCar entry.
Source: BSA Press Release