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Justin Wilson RC Drive for Dyslexia Sunay May 11
Posted by: newsla on May 02, 2014 - 03:43 PM
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Justin Wilson RC Drive for Dyslexia Sunay May 11


Celebrate Mother’s Day - Sunday, May 11 - at the Drive for Dyslexia, an inaugural radio-control car racing event designed to raise awareness and dollars for children with dyslexia in Indiana.

 

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This event features a series of RC car heats that lead up to a final race with winners taking on Verizon IndyCar Series driver Justin Wilson, who has dyslexia. Wilson is committed to creating awareness as he travels the IndyCar series circuit through the United States.

The Drive for Dyslexia invites children 10 and older, along with their parents, to participate in RC car heats on The Stutz 10th Street dock, where a mock Indy 500 oval will be set up. The event is free and open to the public. There is a driver donation fee to participate in RC race heats. Participants will use RC cars provided by Horizon Hobby, an international developer, marketer and distributor of radio control hobby products. The cars will be available to for a try me donation fee throughout the event.

RC, Drive for Dyslexia
• Sunday, May 11
• 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• The Stutz Business Center Dock (10th St. between Capitol and Senate)
• Free and open to the public
• Driver fee $50 per person with $25 for each additional family member
• Try me fee $20 to test drive an RC car between heats
• All funds benefit the Dyslexia Institute of Indiana
This is a family-friendly event presented by the Dyslexia Institute of Indiana and sponsored by Horizon Hobby and The Stutz Business Center. Horizon Hobby a selection of their radio control cars and trucks available for event patrons.

Dyslexia’s impact
Close to one in seven people are affected by dyslexia – a language-based learning disability (National Institutes of Health). The impact of this learning disability is told in the following statistics:

• 44% of females and 57% of males with learning disabilities drop out of high school. (National Adult Literacy Survey)

• Only 13% of students with learning disabilities attend any post-secondary school program. (National Longitudinal Transition Study)

• 50% of juvenile delinquents tested were found to have undetected learning disabilities. (National Center for State Courts and the Educational Testing Service)

• 60% of adolescents in treatment for substance abuse have learning disabilities. (Hazelden Foundation)

• 31% of adolescents with learning disabilities will be arrested 3-5 years out of high school. (National Longitudinal Transition Study)

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