Support "Rucksacks to Bookbags" at PIR
Able Body Labor's initiative accepting school supplies throughout NASCAR weekend
As NASCAR racing returns to Phoenix International Raceway this week, race fans attending the Lucas Oil 150, Able Body Labor 200, or the Checker O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 Presented by Pennzoil are encouraged to bring unopened school supplies to the Able Body Labor display located behind the A.J. Foyt Grandstand as part of the "Rucksacks to Bookbags" program. "Rucksacks to Bookbags" is an initiative that provides school supplies to members of the U.S. Armed Forces in Afghanistan to distribute these desperately needed supplies to Afghan school children and orphans as part of their ongoing peace-building efforts. The program has helped foster trust between U.S. troops and Afghan tribal elders, a trust which has led to extraordinary results and extended efforts to protect our troops. Items being collected include new three-ring binder notebooks, loose leaf notebook paper, boxes of pencils, colored pencils, rulers, erasers, glue sticks, and school scissors. Anyone donating school supplies will be entered into a drawing to receive an autographed item from the winner of the Able Body Labor 200. The winners will be contacted after the event and have the item shipped to them. "We are glad to do our part to support the efforts of our troops," said John Ellis, Vice President of Western Operations for Able Body Labor. "We're proud to be a part of all of the NASCAR excitement this weekend at Phoenix International Raceway and supporting this program is just a way to give something back. We invite race fans to support it as well." Tickets to witness the championship atmosphere of the November NASCAR event weekend at Phoenix International Raceway - with prices as low as $25 for the Checker O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 - can be purchased online at the newly-designed PhoenixRaceway.com or by calling 1-866-408-RACE (7223). The PIR Ticket Office is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 125 S. Avondale Blvd., just south of I-10 at Exit 131 in Avondale.
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