NASCAR Hall of Fame
Giving students facing economic challenges a competitive edge
Who we are
The NASCAR Hall of Fame Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization whose mission includes providing economically challenged students (pre-K through 12th grade) access to learning opportunities that harness our sport’s longstanding tradition of winning through innovation. We work to ensure those students have a competitive edge that best equips them for life and drives their future success.
Financial information about the NASCAR Hall of Fame Foundation and a copy of its license are available from the NC State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 1-888-830-4989.
WHAT WE DO
The education program at the NASCAR Hall of Fame serves 17,000+ students annually, reaches 64 counties in North and South Carolina and 15 additional states and Canada.
This program supports teacher and learning objectives, and is an extension of classroom learning with hands-on, problem-based interactive lesson plans that adhere to state and national learning standards.
Utilizing real-world applications from NASCAR, our education team strengthens students' understanding of STE(A)M principles, builds career exploration and exposure experiences, and supports independent and fundamental learning strategies.
WHY IT'S IMPORTANT
It is estimated that there are more than 40,000,000 people living in poverty in the United States, many of them are at-risk children. These vulnerable children are living in circumstances with barriers beyond their control. Research demonstrates that broad access to education opportunities removes barriers to workforce skills and economic success.
There are more than 50,000 economically challenged students in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and nearly 140,000 in our seven-county N.C. Metropolitan Statistical Area. Most do not have the means to enjoy an education field trip to the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
Over the Edge
Join the NASCAR Hall of Fame Foundation for our signature fundraising event as we work to build a better future for youth across our community.
Catch your breath, step up to the edge and rappel 10 stories down the Embassy Suites Charlotte Uptown. The first 130 individual fundraisers to raise a minimum of $1,000 will earn a spot to go Over the Edge on Sept. 25.
Memorable and Inspirational Field Trips
Read more about the NASCAR Hall of Fame's curriculum-and project-based learning field trip programming.