This past weekend, one of our Rochester team members took a group of eight residents out to the Deer Creek Raceway for an evening of racing. It was a fantastic opportunity for residents to get out into the community for something a little different. The Raceway had a free grandstand admittance night (aka “Tasseldega Nights”) sponsored by the Corn Growers Association, which raised awareness for E85 Ethanol. It was a regular points night race and the races featured several different classes, including USRA modified stock cars, b-mods, hobby stocks and midwest modifieds.

One resident said:

“I used to work on cars and it brought back a lot of great memories watching the cars that night. I enjoyed it.”

Another said:

“It was a really great environment. Everyone was super excited to be there. It was really cool that the racetrack actually did a prayer before the races and everyone [there] was like family.”

We are so grateful for community events like this, which are essential to the valuable social and interpersonal connections that help our men succeed on their pathways to reentry and recovery!