Erebus Motorsport and valued partner MEX Maintenance Software has joined forces with Youth Off The Streets to offer eight youngsters the experience of a lifetime at this weekend’s season-ending Sydney 500.
MEX Maintenance Software has generously donated eight tickets to Youth Off The Streets which includes entry to the racetrack for Sunday’s race as well as a private pit tour in the Erebus Motorsport garage.
Erebus Motorsport’s support of the Youth Off The Streets cause follows on from the team’s backing of various community initiatives and charities throughout 2014 including The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Movember, The Starlight Foundation, Go Blue For Autism and driver Lee Holdsworth’s support of the AEIOU Foundation for children with autism.
Erebus Motorsport Owner Betty Klimenko said she was proud that her team and one of its valued sponsors were combining resources to help another worthwhile cause.
“It’s great that we can help make a difference in the community and it’s even better when valued sponsors like MEX have given up their contracted benefits for the weekend in order to lend a hand to those in need,’’ said Mrs Klimenko.
“I know the team will be doing everything possible to make sure the lucky recipients have a great experience at the Sydney 500 and leave the racetrack with smiles on their faces.’’
Youth Off The Streets have recently become a MEX customer and use the system to keep their fleet on the road by making sure their vehicles are not only managed properly, but are also safe enough to help them get around and assist the disadvantaged youth of Sydney.
MEX Maintenance Software General Manager Steve Ninnes said the company was pleased to be supporting the Youth Off The Streets cause.
“We admire the work that Youth Off The Streets are doing for disadvantaged youth and when this event came up, we thought it would be great to donate a few tickets to them,” said Ninnes.
“Now some of the kids they support get the chance to experience the V8 action first-hand and with a hard working Erebus Motorsport crew.
“We know they will have a great time, and that’s all we could ask for.”
Father Chris Riley, CEO and Founder at Youth Off The Streets, says it’s great to be able to provide valuable experiences to young people and it wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of organisations like Erebus and MEX
“Our young people are disadvantaged economically and being able to send them to events like the V8 Supercars is a remarkable thing. We pride ourselves on our ability to provide opportunities and events that the young people wouldn’t normally have access to. This would be impossible without the generous support of organisations like Erebus and MEX,' he said.
“We would like to thank Erebus and MEX for their generous donation of eight tickets and we know our young people will be better for the experience.'
Youth Off The Streets is a non-denominational community organisation working for young people aged 12-21 who are facing challenges of homelessness, drug and alcohol dependency, exclusion from school, neglect and abuse. Youth Off The Streets support these young people as they work to turn their lives around and overcome immense personal traumas such as neglect and physical, psychological and emotional abuse.
Since opening in 1991, Youth Off The Streets has grown from a single food van delivering meals to young homeless people on the streets of Kings Cross to a major youth specific agency offering a full continuum of care through delivery of a wide range of services.
Youth Off The Streets provides over 35 services including crisis accommodation, alcohol and other drug services, counselling, accredited high schools, outreach, a residential program and a mentoring program.