The SCCA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity that is a supporting organization of the Sports Car Club of America, Inc. The Foundation supports charitable and educational programs in furtherance of the SCCA’s purposes and for the benefit of the community as a whole served by the club.
2021 SWEEPSTAKES FUNDRAISER – INDY INSIDER WEEKEND – WINNER George Rogge!
The SCCA Foundation is pleased to announce the winner of our 2021 Sweepstakes Fundraiser “Indy Insider Weekend” – George Rogge! George is a Lifetime Member of the SCCA from Indiana. We thank George and everyone else who donated to the Foundation during this campaign!
In addition to VIP access to the championship races, the George and a guest will have a meet-and-greet with IMS President Doug Boles. It will be a unique opportunity to chat with the person most responsible for putting on one of the highest profile and most historic motorsports events in the world every year. Prior to his career at IMS, Boles was a co-owner of Panther Racing along with former Colt’s quarterback, Jim Harbaugh. He grew up attending races at Indy with his father throughout the 1970s and the place obviously has special meaning for him.
Speaking of the unique history of this track, the prize also includes two passes to the IMS Museum and the famous but rarely seen Basement Level! The museum web page explains: “The Basement level of the IMS Museum took on a mythical reputation for 40 years, and deservedly so. It’s a repository of rare, priceless and one-of-a-kind racing and automotive artifacts and vehicles, ranging from pre-war motorcycles and Indiana-built automobiles, to Indy 500 Pace Cars and winning sports cars, to modern-era Indy cars. Only VIPs were granted access to The Basement for four decades,” but the Foundation sweepstakes winner will receive two passes valued at $150 each.
“We could not be more grateful for the generosity of Doug Boles and the staff at IMS and the IMS Museum,” said SCCA Foundation Chairman Jeff Jacobs. “The prizes we have been able to offer our sweepstakes donors over the years have a reputation for providing dream-trip experiences for racing fans. The proceeds help us fund the SCCA Foundation’s terrific programs for teen drivers, the growing Women On Track initiative, and the SCCA Archives collection, among other things.”
Upon arrival at the track, the winner will have the guide services of Jack Banker, an SCCA member who grew up watching Sprint Cars, Midgets and Indy Cars. He is a member of the IMS Museum and has spent many days on the grounds of the Speedway over the past 40 + years. “The SCCA Foundation could not have a better host than Jack to guide our donors around the expansive IMS property,” explained Jacobs. “We thank Jack for his generous donation of time and expertise.”
With so much to do at the track, the winner will want to take advantage of the included breakfast for two at the famous Charlie Browns Pancake & Steak House. Located just south of the Speedway, this nostalgic diner takes you back in time while filling you up with great home cooking.
Check out the details and winner announcement by CLICKING HERE.
In celebration of the SCCA’s 75th Anniversary, the SCCA Foundation is holding a special fundraising campaign – 75 for the 75th – to raise $75,000 in support of the SCCA Archives. We are asking for 75 donations of $1,000 in support of the preservation of the history of the SCCA and American motorsports contained in the SCCA Archives.