Meyer and Racing…Driving to Excellence (or Champs on and off the Track) ??
On June 23, 2018, Meyer employees were treated to a day at the races! Employees, along with their family and friends gathered at Wilmot Raceway in Kenosha, WI to cheer on Tim Cox and the Meyer race car.
Each employee was given the opportunity to nominate a charity as the recipient of a $2,500 donation. This year, the charities Meyer supported were PADS Lake County and Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association (NISRA).
On hand as our guest was U.S. Olympic ski jumper, Michael Glasder with whom Meyer has partnered as part of our Meyer Community philanthropic arm. Michael raised the flag as Gene Teeter, a Meyer employee for 45 years, was given the honor of watching his daughter, Rachel, sing the National Anthem to kick off evening’s races. It was a great season, culminating with the #40 Meyer car and driver Tim Cox taking the 2018 Championship in the wingless sprint series!
PADS Lake County is a community-based organization that provides trauma-informed support, resources, and shelter to individuals and families experiencing a housing crisis. 87% of all donations to PADS go directly to help the people we serve have a safe place to sleep; a warm meal; counseling services; and more. Today, as the only emergency shelter system in Lake County, PADS operates 15 emergency shelter sites, its Day Resource Center and numerous programs within it, as well as a number of scattered site long term supportive housing units. PADS also provides a multiplicity of services with a vision and mission of placing all of Lake County’s homeless on a secure path to sustained independence.NISRA
NISRA provides year round recreation activities for people with disabilities. Since 1976, children and adults of all ability levels have enjoyed socializing, building skills and having fun in hundreds of weekly programs, special events, camps and trips each year.