BRASELTON, Georgia. – Some of the best and toughest riders in the world will be in Braselton this week to compete in the 24th edition of Motul Petit Le Mans. But with Veterans Day falling in the middle of this year’s event, veterans and active duty members will also benefit from the “way to victory” treatment at Road Atlanta over the next four days.
DOWNLOAD THE FOX 5 ATLANTA APP
The 24th edition of Motul Petit Le Mans takes over Road Atlanta from Wednesday 10 to Saturday 13 November, offering four days of racing on the famous North Georgia course. The program includes the FOX Factory 120 on Friday and the grueling 10 hour IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship on Saturday.
Usually held in October, later date this year means Veterans Day will fall on the second day of the event; track officials say they are taking this unique opportunity to honor those who have served our country. Veterans and serving members alike are invited to a drop-in welcome event Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Tower Paddock chalet, open to those attending that evening’s practice. Racing teams participating in the IMSA Season Finals will also include an honorary member of the military team during Saturday’s pre-race ceremonies.
The doors to Road Atlanta open Wednesday, and all the action leads to the 10-hour endurance race on Saturday, starting at 10:10 a.m. – and activities for fans including the Fan Zone, autograph sessions and a gastronomic village, will be open throughout the event.
For more details on this year’s Motul Petit Le Mans, click here. And click on the video player to check out our morning at Road Atlanta and get a preview of this year’s big event!
FOX also supports veterans and USVETS
USVETS has launched its “Make Camo Your Cause” campaign to make the camouflage print the official symbol to honor its veterans.
“Camouflage was designed to conceal and protect our soldiers in combat. Today in America we wear camouflage to stand out from the crowd and to demonstrate our patriotism and pride,” the organization wrote. “With your support, #HONORUSVETS will bring new meaning to the cover-up, showing the community that you believe our Veterans deserve every chance to live with dignity and independence.”
The organization encourages employees and customers to wear camouflage clothing and share their message on Veterans Day.
RELATED: ‘Make Camo Your Cause’ Campaign Highlights Struggle of Homeless Veterans
How to get involved
FOX Corporation and its employees are working with USVETS to support their “Make Camo Your Cause” campaign by promoting the campaign and wearing camouflage to support the cause on Veterans Day.
In order to bring visibility and awareness to the campaign, FOX is asking companies to purchase clothing from the USVETS online store and wear camouflage with USVETS on Veterans Day and post on social media using #HONORUSVETS. USVETS is also looking for volunteers in the fight against homelessness among veterans.
“If you are compassionate, hardworking, or just looking for a way to give back to the community, volunteering at a USVETS site would be a rewarding experience for you,” USVETS wrote.
RELATED: “Make Camo Your Cause”: USVETS leaders say the goal is to “bankrupt us”
The national non-profit association relies on business and community support to help it achieve its goal through partnerships, including direct financial contributions, employee donations and matching gifts, campaigns, grants and employee volunteer engagement.
Additionally, employers can “hire a vet” through the USVETS Career Network, which connects veteran professionals and students with lasting careers they love.
Donations to the association can also be made on its website.
USVETS is the largest nonprofit organization with boots on the ground to tackle the homelessness crisis head on in the United States. Its comprehensive approach provides housing, counseling, career and support services to help America’s veterans rebuild and thrive.
The organization has 32 locations across 11 regional locations in California, Nevada, Arizona, Hawaii, Texas, and Washington DC and provides temporary and permanent housing solutions and comprehensive services to veterans and their families in all the countries.
This station is owned by the FOX Corporation.