AUSTIN, Texas - Circuit of the Americas will be opening the track for the first time ever this weekend to support those in need on behalf of the Central Texas Food Bank.
COTA will be collecting donations from noon to 5 p.m. and allowing guests an opportunity to take a drive on the 3.4-mile track. The event is open to the public.
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“We’re grateful to our community for the many years of support and know that when this crisis ends, we’ll again unite in times of celebration, friendship and fun,” said COTA founder and chairman Bobby Epstein. “Thanks to the health care workers, community leaders, volunteers and everyone who makes an effort to help a neighbor, friend or stranger. Special appreciation goes out to our employees at COTA who are working to make this event possible. We’re all in this race together.”
Guests can show their support by donating money online or by donating cash or dropping off non-perishable items on-site via “touchless” locations in the COTA garages.
COTA says its partner Germania Insurance will match up to $10,000 of donations. COTA and Austin Bold FC will also match Germania’s donation to $10,000. Donations are recommended, but not required to participate in the on-track parade.
For more information on the COTA Food Drive initiative, click here.