Speedway Angels (formerly Asphalt Angels) 501c3 main goal is to not only provide a lasting memorable experience to special needs children, but also enlighten and bring awareness to the public of the challenges these children face on a daily basis. With assistance from the professional stock car racing industry and many available resources, we will provide an invaluable wealth of knowledge to those families and individuals who have been directly impacted by the many struggles faced daily by children with special needs. With these resources, we plan to provide a once in a lifetime experience that can be carried with all involved for the rest of their lives.
Speedway Angels seeks to bring awareness to various diseases and illnesses afflicting children while providing a professional stock car racing experience with them . We will seek and qualify children to participate in weekly professional stock car racing event. During this week, we will schedule activities for the chosen child and their caregivers that surround professional stock car racing. Each week, we want to travel to that week's professional stock car racing event location, arriving by Wednesday.
On Thursday morning, we will meet with the child and their caretakers to familiarize ourselves with the child's disabilities and any special accommodations required. Friday, we will have a pre-arranged school assembly(if applicable, depending on circumstances) where we will use materials unique to this child's disability and hold a Q/A with everyone to best answer any questions that they may arise. By doing this, we hope to decrease any bullying or teasing from classmates. Saturday the child will meet a professional stock car race driver and have a chance to see everything at the track involving the race team(Nascar Officials approved areas). Race day the child will get VIP treatment and become part of that race team for the day, were they will be allowed to experience activities others dream of (depending on safety limits and track officials approvals).
Our intention is to have the child's favorite driver commit to spend time with the child
talking to them about what they do. The child will actually receive a replica of the driver's
suit(availability limited). The child will get to ride in a car, possibly with the pace car or foundations vehicle and complete a victory lap if the
driver wins (arranged and Approval needed prior with track officials). If the child cannot get in the car, they will be track side watching this driver's victory lap. He or
she will get to take a ride on the racetrack and experience what the drivers go through by
using the Speedway Angels car or pace car before race begins with prior track official approval.
our goal is to have a segment with announcers on TV before the race to talk about the selected child(ren), the accommodations professional stock car racing circuit makes for special needs families to attend events, and local organizations that are available to assist all individuals with Special needs. We will also provide this information on our website and Social Media as well. Speedway Angels will purchase/have donated a car with professional stock car racing logo look with sponsors' logos, and our logo. The car will be transported to each race for display and to provide the child with an on the track experience. The whole event will be video taped and a copy will be provided to all involved that request a copy.
We developed this website so families can submit a application above just by clicking on Kids Consideration. The family will provide us with information any special requirements, child's favorite professional stock car driver, etc., doctor's information, medications the child takes, dietary requirements, needs the family has but cannot afford, organizations they belong to or have received assistance from for the child; and the child's school with contact information. The Board of Directors will review all applications, verify information, and select recipient children. Children will be chosen based upon need, the child's love of professional stock car racing, and the immediacy of the child's condition. We will select one child per race week. Our goal is to select children close to the race location but we may provide travel accommodations to a race.
Speedway Angels. will hold fund raisers and sell related merchandise every week to assist us in accomplishing these tasks week after week throughout the professional stock car- racing season. The organization will set up a booth at each event where event patrons can purchase related merchandise and written material to help others become educated on the child's disease or illness. We also anticipate holding a special event the day before the race to raise additional funds. We would be honored for local Foundations involved in associated disabilities to join us during fund raising events. Funds raised at this event will go to local 501(c) (3) organizations working with the condition that week's child has, national organization's the family receives help from, or families that need assistance. Our goal is for funds to stay in the state, if not the city, the event is held in. Prior to distributing funds. Speedway Angels. will review the organization's history, past use of funds, and verify 501(c) (3) status. The Board of Directors will choose recipient organizations based upon their ability to help the family and the success of the organization.
Please understand that many of the activities involved have to be planned on a case by case situation and also will require prior Authorization from others. Some activities may not occur at every event, although we would like them to, some things are out of our control.
*** ON 1/16/16 ASPHALT ANGELS MADE AN EXECUTIVE DESCISION TO CHANGE IT'S NAME TO SPEEDWAY ANGELS DUE TO THE UNDERSTANDING THAT ASPHALT ANGELS NAME WAS A CONFLICT WITH ANOTHER ORGANIZATION WITH SAME NAME THAT REPRESENTED ACTIVITIES THAT WOULD ASSOCIATE US WITH ACTIVITIES THAT WOULD NOT REPRESENT OUR MISSIONS APPROPRIATELY IF CONFUSION TOOK PLACE**