Over the last few seasons the Kids Club has grown! As the Kids Club Directors (Don & Jess Kennedy) we felt the need to attend Motor Racing Outreach’s Ministry in Motor Sports training seminar in January 2014. By attending the seminar we gained valuable skills and knowledge that allows us to better assist our racing family in a much wider aspect.
After attending the seminar we felt the desire to join MROA (Motor Racing Outreach Association). As much as we don’t want to see it, Tragedy/Crisis situations do arise in motorsports, but we are now ready to assist our local racing community alongside our fellow MROA chaplains: Bill Beck, Tim Thoma ( Lernerville Speedway), Kevin Green and Scott & Judy Huey ( Hummingbird Speedway).
MRO has taught us to be available, visible, and approachable to everyone we meet, whether it is a big budget race team or a fan in the stands!
If you would like to financially support the MRP Kids Club here is how:
Make Checks Payable to Motor Racing Outreach (write Don Kennedy on the memo line, so that your donation will be credited to our Kids Club Account! )
And send to
Smith Tower, Suite 405
5555 Concord Parkway South
Concord, NC 28027
Visit www.go2mro.com to learn more about Motor Racing Outreach Association!!!
~ Open to ALL kids 13 yrs old and UNDER ~
Every Saturday night ( 4pm-6pm) during the race season we have 1 of the following activities for the kids to participate in :
~ Games ~
~ Coloring Contest ~
Stop by the Kids Club Corner ( behind the turn 1 grandstands/ beside Carbone’s Photo booth to see what activity is planned for that night !!
Coloring Contest Information
1)Your Parent/Legal Guardian must register you at the Kids Club Corner
2) You will then receive your entry form , we will have a table set up with crayons for you to color your picture
3) Turn in your entry BEFORE 5:45pm
4) Stop back at Kids Club Corner at 6:15pm to see if you are a Winner ~ The top 5 Winners will receive a tour of the Pits on the Golf Cart Limo! Good Luck to all Kids!!
Driver of the Week Program
The Kids Club has a Driver of the Week Program, on select Saturday nights a different driver is put in the spotlight! Check out our facebook page to see who our Driver of the Week is!
Victory Lane Celebration
After each feature the Kids Club invites all kids to come to victory lane for a group picture with the feature winner and ONE lucky kid ( whom is in the group picture) will receive an autographed mini frisbee in victory lane!
What does the Kids Club do after the Limo Tour?
By the end of the heat races we are done with that weeks activity; during the feature races we are available to assist Bill Beck ( track Chaplin & Motor Racing Outreach Associated) in providing support to the crew & family of any driver involved in a serious accident. On a weekly basis Bill Beck provides spiritual guidance to the drivers & crews. So God called us to be the hands & feet of Jesus among the fans in the stands.
In addition to our kids club ministry we would like to expand to adult fans also. MRO has some great resources to make that a reality! (You can visit www.go2mro.com.) You may ask, “why would you want to minister to those unchurched people?” My answer is simple; Jesus calls us to seek & save the lost. Didn’t Jesus meet with every-day people? You have to bring the church to the people, right where they are.
Would you like to become a part of this? If so there are 3 ways:
1 ) Pray
2 ) Financial Support/donate prizes
3 ) come to the track and support us!
Don Kennedy (330)301-1388 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jess Kennedy (724)815-6766 email@example.com
Visit us on Facebook – MercerRacewayParkKidsClub
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