NASCAR Green Clean Air Tree Planting Program Delivered by UPS Benefits Uspiritus
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Kentucky Speedway partnered with United Parcel Service of America, Inc. (UPS) and the NASCAR Green Clean Air Tree Planting Program™ Delivered by UPS to donate 90 trees to the Uspiritus Bellewood Residential Campus that provides services for at-risk children and foster children along with their families.
The NASCAR Green Clean Air Tree Planting Program Delivered by UPS encompasses 26 national venues and donates 10 trees for each green flag that drops during NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) events, such as Kentucky Speedway's June 30 Quaker State 400. Tree donations capture 100 percent of the emissions produced by on-track racing. One mature tree absorbs one metric ton of carbon dioxide through its lifetime - the same amount of carbon dioxide emitted by a NSCS car competing in a 500-mile event.
After more than 160 years of separately serving vulnerable children, Bellewood Home for Children and Brooklawn Child and Family services joined hands Dec. 12, 2012 to create, Uspiritus, Kentucky's largest and most comprehensive care agency serving more than 1,100 children and families. Uspiritus operates regional offices in Lexington, Ky., Bowling Green, Ky., Owenboro, Ky., and Paducah, Ky. , in addition to its two Louisville-area residential campuses.
"We're privileged to be able to designate Uspiritus to receive our NASCAR Green Clean Air Tree Planting Program Delivered by UPS donation. This NASCAR and UPS joint effort will most certainly strengthen our commonwealth from within," Kentucky Speedway General Manager Mark Simendinger said.
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