Sprint Nextel Donates $45,000 to Urban Youth Racing
Crystal Carraway, 704-632-7928
NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series, Sprint Nextel
Michelle Kuilan, 215-473-9014
Director Of Operation, Urban Youth Racing School
RACING IS A REALITY FOR THESE KIDS
Sprint Nextel Donates $45,000 to Urban Youth Racing School
RESTON, Va. - July 26, 2006 - Sprint Nextel today donated
$45,000 to the Urban Youth Racing School (UYRS), a 501(c)(3) charitable
organization dedicated to the education, training and preparation of
today's urban youths by exposure to the automotive and motorsports
The donation by Sprint Nextel and partnership with the UYRS is founded
on the principles of education, equal opportunity and the ongoing
commitment to the growth of the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup SeriesTM. Both
organizations have a proven track record of improving upon those
A portion of the Sprint Nextel donation will be allocated to the UYRS
expansion into the Washington, D.C. market tentatively slated for
September 2006. Beyond the financial contribution, Sprint Nextel will
continue to provide support through marketing and promotional efforts as
well as leverage its position as the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series premier
sponsor to generate more awareness for the UYRS.
"The Urban Youth Racing School epitomizes the type of diverse
organization that Sprint Nextel is truly committed to helping," said
Tammy Edwards, director of inclusion and diversity for Sprint Nextel.
"It's an organization that day in and day out is working to diversify
the sport and allow growth opportunities for the next generation."
The Urban Youth Racing School was founded by Anthony Martin in 1998.
When Team Rensi Motorsports provided the first round of sponsorship
money for the UYRS, the first-ever motorsports racing school for urban
youth was born in Philadelphia. Since then, sponsors such as NASCAR,
General Motors, GMAC and Allstate have announced their support for UYRS.
"It is an honor to welcome the Sprint Nextel as a sponsor for the Urban
Youth Racing School," said Anthony Martin, founder and executive
director of the UYRS. "As an innovative technology-based company, we are
confident that through their corporate sponsorship, Sprint Nextel will
help propel the youth of today into the technologically-driven world of
For more information, please visit www.sprint.com/nextelcup or
www.uyrs.com <http://www.uyrs.com/> .
About Sprint Nextel
Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of communications services
bringing mobility to consumer, business and government customers. Sprint
Nextel is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying
innovative technologies, including two robust wireless networks offering
industry leading mobile data services; instant national and
international walkie-talkie capabilities; and an award-winning and
global Tier 1 Internet backbone. For more information, visit
www.sprint.com <http://www.sprint.com/> .
About Urban Youth Racing School
UYRS is committed to the education, training and preparation of today's
urban youth through exposure to the automotive and motorsports industry.
Since its inception in 1998, UYRS has had over 1100 children go through
their 10 week "Build A Dream" and "Team Development" Programs involving
over 40 mentors who have been a part of the school for over 5 years.
Additionally, the school has given away over $40,000 in educational
scholarships, taken 40 UYRS students to Charlotte, North Carolina to
visit NASCAR race teams, and participates in the annual Sears
Craftsman/UYRS weeklong internship program. UYRS is committed to making
diversity and youth issues a national priority. For more information,
visit www.uyrs.com <http://www.uyrs.com/> .