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Buckle Up Baby™
Buckle Up Baby™ is CARA’s nationally-recognized child safety program in partnership with Bridgestone of Americas Trust Fund. More than $850,000 has been donated to area hospitals in order to provide infant and special-needs car seats for needy families in the communities across america that host the IZOD IndyCar Series. This program has impacted the safety of thousands of children throughout the United States. Funds donated to the hospitals have
been used to not only purchase seats, but also support various programs such as children’s car seat safety programs and the development of specialized seats for injured children. In 2000, CARA was awarded the National Highway Safety Adminsitration’s Buckle Up America Award. “Our Bridgestone of America’s Trust Fund is a proud supporter of CARA Charities and the Buckle Up Baby program,” said Al Speyer, executive director of Bridgestone Motor Sports. “In addition to providing financial support, we have been working with CARA to educate and increase the awareness of the need for and proper use of child safety seats. These seats reduce injury by 71% for infants less than one year old and have saved the lives of nearly 7,000 children."
New for 2011-12
Help us fund the expansion of Buckle Up Baby in Indianapolis and around the country! We are seeking individual and corporate sponsors to support local car seat installation education programs at or near IndyCar venues. Improper car seat installation is the number one cause of infant injuries and fatalities on the road. Your donation can also help sponsor our new Buckle Up Baby online resource guide. Call  299.2277 for more information.
National Presenting Sponsor: $25,000 limit two, non-compete
Local Presenting Sponsor: $15,000 limit one, non-compete
Online Presenting Sponsor: $20,000 limit two, non-compete
Local Supporting Sponsor: $10,000 limit four, non-compete
Fund a special needs car seat: $1,000 unlimited
CARA Charities is assembling a team of CARA members, friends, race fans and industry sponsors for this brand new program that helps grant a wish for a child suffering from a life-threatening illness in each IndyCar community. At a time when children's safety and well-being is most at-risk, the CARA Wish can be the difference in a child having the hope and determination to keep fighting.
National Presenting Sponsor : $25,000
[Up to 10 IndyCar communities in the continental United States]
Local Presenting Sponsor: $5,500
[Join one of our already scheduled communities or select another IndyCar community]
Supporting Sponsors: $2,500
CARA Motorsports Scholarship
CARA Charities is investing in the future of our youth and the Motorsports industry by offering a new scholarship program for college students around the globe. This program offers scholarships to community-minded, degree-seeking students enrolled in qualifying motorsports education programs at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis [IUPUI]. Join our pit crew of scholarship donors and help the best and brightest succeed.
Chief Mechanic Sponsors: $5,000
Pit Crew Sponsors: $2,500