Operation Motorsport is a Veteran Led and Operated, 501(c)3 Not for Profit, based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and Brighton, Ontario, serving American & Canadian service members and veterans and was founded on the basis of three simple words: Excite, Engage and Empower. The premise is to engage, through Motorsport’s opportunities, medically retiring or retired Service Members, affected by military service, aiding in their recovery.
Carolinas Region PCA is approximately 3500 members and affiliates. They are the 2nd largest region in Zone 3 and the 7th largest of all PCA regions. Additionally, the Carolinas Region is the largest geographical region in the Porsche Club of America. The region covers most of North and South Carolina.
In 2021, the 4-hour benefit event achieved success beyond expectations.
When You Sign Up and Support This Cause, it provides Operation Motorsport with the funding needed to fuel a multitude of critical programs. This includes diversionary therapy or exciting events which are the gateway to the sport. Operation Motorsport provides opportunities throughout North America in a variety of motorsports. Designed to be more than just a lift and a day away from problems, the networking and fellowship of these social and team-focused events help Beneficiaries to connect with a wide range of support.
The goal of the Diversionary Therapy Program is to use recreational motorsports activities as a form of therapy as a ‘distractor task’, or as a supplement to conventional clinical therapy and promotes self-esteem and personal fulfillment.
It can also provide funding to other important programs like motorsports team immersion. Operation Motorsport has partnerships with professional North American motorsports race teams that compete in a number of sanctioned racing series within the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA), SRO Motorsports Group America, and FEL Motorsports.
These teams will embed Beneficiaries within their crew, utilize Beneficiaries with specific skills and or interests and assign appropriate tasks and responsibilities, where the Beneficiary, under the mentorship of a team member, will endeavor to use any transferable skills they may have or develop and/or create an interest for a new passion or career path.
Through team immersion, race teams provide opportunities as crew members with specific jobs such as tire technician, fuel tech, fabrication tech, engine tech, data analysis, public relations, social media, photography, truck driver, hospitality, videographer, logistics, driver assistant, and vinyl tech. The Motorsports Immersion Program exposes beneficiaries to career opportunities in motorsports.
Finally, the current and future Operation Motorsport beneficiaries can participate in other programs such as motorsport academy, driver development, and the e-motorsport leagues.