HULL RACING FOR NOBLE CAUSE AT NHRA FALLNATIONALS
Buddy Hull is gearing up to hit the track for a noble cause. His mission is to raise awareness and collect donations for the Down Syndrome Partnership of North Texas during the upcoming Stampede of Speed and the NHRA Texas Fall Nationals at Texas Motorplex, scheduled for October 6-15.
Hull is no stranger to philanthropy, and this time, he's teaming up with the Down Syndrome Partnership of North Texas to extend a helping hand to those in need.
Throughout the 10-day Stampede of Speed event, Hull will be actively engaged in various fan events and racing activities, all with the ultimate goal of amassing $50,000 in contributions, drawing both from corporate backers and enthusiastic fans. Hull exudes confidence that this outpouring of support and funding will yield an immediate and tangible impact.
"I met with the folks from Down Syndrome Partnership of North Texas, and I immediately knew we needed to get involved with them," said Hull, known for his previous support of breast cancer charities and anti-bullying initiatives. "This organization has been working with families and caregivers for almost two decades, and I just really felt the need to get involved. Fans that donate through the Buddy Hull Racing Fund Raising landing page will get their name on my race car for the Stampede of Speed, and I would love to see the car covered."
Hull's dedicated fundraising efforts have been made possible through the Buddy Hull Racing Fund Raising page, which is accessible to interested donors. Several groups and companies have come forward to collaborate on this worthwhile endeavor. Fralicks Warehouse Solutions and Chick-fil-A Mansfield have played pivotal roles in conceptualizing the appearance of Hull's Top Fuel dragster and providing uniforms for the team inspired by the Down Syndrome Partnership of North Texas. Additionally, team sponsor Brushy Creek Aussies, owned by Andy and Jeanne Carter from Red Oak, Texas, will be contributing a service dog to support the Down Syndrome Partnership of North Texas.
The Down Syndrome Partnership of North Texas advocates for individuals with Down syndrome, their families, and caregivers. The organization is committed to helping them achieve universal aspirations, including self-fulfillment, pride in their achievements, community inclusion, and reaching their full potential through various social and educational activities. Since its inception in 1995, DSPNT has been serving families across North Texas, including Tarrant, Johnson, Hood, Parker, and Wise counties, offering support programs that cater to individuals with Down syndrome throughout every stage of life, from diagnosis to adulthood.
Kim Rocha, the Executive Director of the Down Syndrome Partnership of North Texas, expressed enthusiasm about the collaboration with Hull, particularly in light of October being Down Syndrome Awareness Month.
"Beyond raising money that supports our programs, this is going to raise awareness about the Down syndrome community," Rocha said. "Our goal is to educate the community about what it means to have Down syndrome and the potential of all people with Down syndrome, and this collaboration will do that. We are just honored to partner with someone who has spent so much of his own time and resources supporting our community."