Sacramento-based Koenig Racing is giving back to the community in a special way. They're encouraging kids to stay in school to gain the knowledge and learning they need, not only to get a diploma or a better job...but to have a shot at living their dreams, dreams like winning races in a highly modified Goodyear Tire-sponsored Toyota Tacoma race truck.
At a recent after-school presentation at Edison Elementary School, the highly successful race team - they've won dozens of races in California and Nevada - told a highly-interested group of kids that a race team requires people with all kinds of knowledge and mental skills. Without knowledge and skills, dreams like racing just don't happen. And that's a compelling reason to stay in school.
Said team owner Mike Koenig, "In a survey for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, researchers found nearly half of the former students interviewed - 47 percent - dropped out not because of the academic challenge, but because they simply found classes uninteresting. Our goal is to do what we can to fix that."
Students at the well-attended presentation each got to strap into the Koenig Racing desert race truck, which is also sponsored by Total Chaos Fabrication, Desert People Films and others. Plus they each received race posters and stickers, courtesy of Total Chaos. Talk about a way to get an 8-year old's attention and convince him to stay in school!
Koenig Racing is available to appear at any school in the Greater Sacramento Area, as long as it not too close to a race weekend. For more information, contact team PR director Tim Price: email@example.com.