The Memorial Go-Kart Event was developed by community volunteers to support youth with a positive, educational opportunity. This group of expert volunteers created the non-profit, charitable organization Memorial Go-Karts Inc. Our organization focuses on the development of positive youth activity and education through go-kart building and racing opportunities. Additionally, this community building project encourages community collaboration and unity along with providing support to families that have experienced the loss of a child.
Through the sponsorship of numerous local businesses we are able to provide this great opportunity for youth at Slinger Super Speedway, in Slinger Wisconsin. This project and event is a tribute to the youth of our community and a fun, family oriented go-karting activity.
The Memorial Go-kart Event was inspired by the tragic accident involving Parker Klumb. Parker had a dream to build and race a go-kart prior to his death. Our organization and others throughtout southeastern Wisconsin have collaborated to fulfill this dream. This is an opportunity for youth, adults and community members to develop positive relationships, initiate a healing process and to unite through the sport of go-kart racing. This event is the finale to the newly developed:go-kart racing season....
Through the Memorial Go-kart Event and Racing Season youth will experience:
Youth are assisted and mentored by community experts and volunteer race car drivers through the assembly process of the go-karts prior to the event and racing season. The youth involved will learn about the tools needed, the methods used and the functional features of their go-karts. They will develop team concepts, learn to have fun as a team, realize their potential and learn new skills. A special go-kart design has been chosen to ensure safety and quality. After the build process is complete, each team member will be provided with individualized safety and driving instructions. Local businesses provide financial support or sponsorship of each kart. The sponsor of the go-kart is considered to be a member of the team and is encouraged to participate.
The Memorial Go-Kart Scholarship
The Memorial Go-Kart Event and Racing Season proceeds are used to support youth through scholarship opportunities. The Memorial Go-Kart Scholarship is given each spring to graduating students from Washington High Schools. Students seeking a future in Auto Mechanics, Auto Body, Welding, or the trades are encouraged to apply. For scholarship guidelines click here and for the Memorial Go-Kart Scholarship application click here. For additional information on the Memorial Go-Kart Scholarship contact us.
Through the development of this community building project we can provide support and a positive activity to the youth of our community. For more information on how to get involved in this event or to establish sponsorship of a go-kart team visit our Event Features page or contact us.
Visit our Season Racing page for 2014 season race results