Kansas Speedway joins the Wyandotte Co. Sheriff’s Department to Prevent Child Abuse
Kansas Speedway is teaming up with a number of local law enforcement agencies and the Prevent Abuse Coalition of Kansas (PACK) to promote April as Child Abuse Awareness month. The “Law Enforcement ‘On Track’ to Prevent Child Abuse” event was held today at the speedway.
The proceedings included a short program in which parents and children handed officers blue ribbons asking officials to “Help Protect Children from Abuse.” Following the program, Wyandotte Co. Sheriff, Donald Ash, marked the beginning of the ‘On Track’ portion of the event when he waived the checkered flag, signaling area officials to take to the racetrack and complete laps behind the Kansas Speedway show car driven by Kansas Speedway President, Patrick Warren.
“We are honored to join Sheriff Ash and other law enforcement representatives to raise awareness for this troubling issue,” said Warren. The patrol car processional symbolized law enforcement’s cooperative effort to prevent abuse.
According to the Wyandotte Co. Sheriff’s Department, the mission for the event is, “One Passion, One goal…Raising Strong Families.” By ensuring parents have the knowledge, skills and resources they need to care for their children, we can help prevent child abuse and neglect by strengthening families and communities.
About Kansas Speedway:
Located just 10 miles west of downtown Kansas City on I-70, Kansas Speedway is a professional entertainment and racing venue. Opened in 2001 by International Speedway Corporation (ISC), the speedway plays host to NASCAR sanctioned events, among others, including the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. In addition to being known as, “The Best Guest Experience in Motorsports,” the facility hosts a wide array of events ranging from corporate meetings to large car shows throughout the year. For additional information, please visit our website at www.kansasspeedway.com.