Thomas “Moose” Praytor and his DK-LOK Team are joining forces with Project Semicolon for the Montgomery Wards Father’s Day 200 at Madison International Speedway.
Project Semicolon is a global non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and love for those struggling with mental illness, suicide, addiction and self-injury.
“In the last couple of years all of our lives have been touched by friends, family members, and acquaintances that have either suffered from anxiety, depression or we lost to suicide. Our Social Media team, Hayley (Praytor) and Whtiney (Patterson) have championed this project from the beginning,” offered team owner, Tommy Praytor. “Saving just one life, changing just one life, reaching that one person is what we are after but if you know our girls it will be more than one,”
Project Semicolon was founded in 2013 by Amy Bleuel who wanted to honor her father that she lost tragically to suicide. Finding her inspiration to fight mental illness, led Amy to sharing her testimony across the country as a motivational speaker.
“Mental Illness affects people of many demographics. Through Motorsports we are able to reach a demographic that is hit harder than most and one that has a difficult time in seeking out help.” said Amy Bleuel. “We are excited about being involved with the Moose and his race team.”
Praytor and the #9 Project Semicolon Ford will be racing the Montgomery Ward Father’s Day 200 on June 19th at 2:00 pm CDT. The race will be streamed live on American Sports Network.
About Project Semicolon: Over the last 3 years Amy and the Semi-Colon have swept the nation as they are currently partnered several foundations such as Dignity Revolution, Honor Without Limits, Gallant Few, The You Rock Foundation, and MyIntent. They have also been featured in People Magazine, Cosmopolitan, ABC News, and MTV. In January of 2016, Project Semicolon was recognized by Rodale Inc. on the Rodale 100. The Rodale 100 recognizes 100 people, products, companies, and organizations positively impacting the world.
About Max Force Racing: A single car on an open trailer with a four-drawer toolbox was the humble beginning of what has become a multi-car staple of racing on the Gulf Coast for almost 20 years. From its modest beginnings, Max Force Racing has garnered a State Championship, Track Championship, three US Army Rookie of the Year titles, and over 70 wins. With Thomas “Moose” Praytor handling most of the driving duties, Max Force Racing currently fields a full time entry in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards. The Moose has rumbled to the top 10 of the Championship Standings the last three years including being awarded the HG Adcox Sportsmanship Award. For more information on the DK-LOK team check out www.maxforceracing.com.
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