Originally written on Start 'N' Park Blog  |  Last updated 9/28/14
MOORESVILLE, NC. – Blake Koch and SR2 Motorsports are proud to announce a new partnership with Compassion International, a Christian child sponsorship organization dedicated to the long-term development of children living in poverty around the world. Thanks to the generous contribution of an anonymous donor, Compassion will be the primary sponsor of Koch’s No. 24 Toyota Camry in Friday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, TX. Compassion has launched the website, www.CompassionRacing.com, where its partnership with Koch will be highlighted, to raise awareness for this important cause. Compassion and Koch are confident that the NASCAR community will rally to provide sponsorships for at least 2,400 children who live in extreme poverty around the world as they launch the partnership in Texas. The primary sponsorship was funded by a Blake Koch supporter/donor and SR2 Motorsports. “When I look into the eyes of my eight-month old son, I am overcome with grief that there are children just like him who are living day to day without even the most basic of human needs,” said Koch. “I simply cannot imagine not being able to provide food, clothing or a home for my little boy, or him growing up with the types of challenges and hopelessness that exists in the lives of kids living in poverty.” He continued, “All of us wish we could do something to help provide a hungry child regular meals; provide a sick child with proper medical treatment; provide a hopeless child a bright future through education and spiritual development. Well, now we can. Through my partnership with Compassion International, each of us can begin to make a difference by sponsoring a child to offer hope and help them achieve their full potential. I am honored to be a part of Compassion Racing, and encourage all of my fans, and all fans of NASCAR to visit www.compassionracing.comand sponsor at least one child.” Child sponsorships through www.compassionracing.com is only $38 per month. The sponsorship provides nutrition, healthcare and training, educational opportunities and assistance, social development, important life-skills training, as well as regular Christian training. “Everyone at both Compassion Racing and SR2 Motorsports is very excited about this new partnership,” said Josh Grodin, who was hired by Koch to lead the Compassion Racing campaign. “And while we are all honored that Compassion will be the main sponsor of Blake’s car this Friday night, the true mission of this partnership is to help bring a little hope to a child in need. I am confident that the good and generous folks who are proud to be NASCAR fans will band together to help sponsor at least 2,400 kids leading up to this week’s race.” Compassion International was founded by the Rev. Everett Swanson in 1952. Today, the organization helps more than 1.4 million children in 26 developing countries. The partnership with Koch’s racing team will mark its first NASCAR endeavor.
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