BENEFITING: Devon Preparatory School
EVENT DATE: Jul 20, 2013
Did you know that Devon Prep has a Solar Car Team? Did you know that in two short years the Devon Panel has done remarkable things?
They are the only Pennsylvania high school team to participate in the Solar Car Challenge, a race held each July in Dallas, Texas. In 2011, their first year, the team built their car in in less than 6 months and finished in fourth place. Last year, the team finished in second place! Since then, this ambitious group has been busily modifying their car to improve it and to make it ready for the 2013 event, which is a grueling road race from Dallas to Los Angeles. For more information on this awesome team, visit http://thedevonpanel.com/
As you can imagine their costs have increased over the prior two years— expenses for this year, including transporting the car and the team to the event will be nearly $25,000. Insurance costs alone increased from $400 to $2000. The team has secured materials and cash gifts from corporate sponsors the Devon Prep Alumni Association, individual donors and team fundraisers. Unfortunately, they haven’t raised quite enough to get to Dallas, and will not be able to go without an additional $6,000.
You can help get the Devon Prep Solar Car team to Texas.