MEF awarded grant from R.A.C.E. / Nascar

Pictured from left: Nicole Meagher, Director of Communications at the Chicagoland Speedway, Chelsea Davis and Bob Kornecki of Midtown Educational Foundation, and Scott Paddock, President, Chicagoland Speedway.

Pictured from left: Nicole Meagher, Director of Communications at the Chicagoland Speedway, Chelsea Davis and Bob Kornecki of Midtown Educational Foundation, and Scott Paddock, President, Chicagoland Speedway.

Joliet, IL -- Midtown Educational Foundation (MEF) was one of six nonprofit 
organizations receiving $5,000 grants from the R.A.C.E. Foundation on December 10 in support of its One-on-One tutoring program for 4th-6th grade students.

Scott Paddock, President of Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway, commented that R.A.C.E. envisioned making a difference throughout Chicago. "Through scholarships, donations to service groups, grants, volunteering, ticket donations and the execution of charitable events, we have been able to positively impact incredibly worthy organizations and the people they serve in the community we are a part of."

MEF's One-on-One program couples young professional volunteers with nearly 250 students throughout the school year. Weekly sessions encourage good attitudes toward learning, assist students with homework, present positive role models, and develop study habits associated with high achievers. Research shows that the earlier the investment in child education, the larger the payoff for the child's future. 

Thank you to the R.A.C.E. Foundation and Chicagoland Speedway for their support and generosity!