Racers United was founded in 2008 on the premise of instilling positive values in young racers while giving back to the communities in which we race. In late 2010, the fund rebranded itself under the direction of Cole Glasson Racing to broaden its reach for 2011 and beyond. With the renewed focus, the fund will be operating under the new mantra, “Impacting the future of the charities we touch”.
The fund is operated under the direction of Cole Glasson Racing and all funds flow through Austin Community Foundation where the grants are cut. This allows the charitable fund to keep overhead at 1% while maintaining an experienced fund management staff and the ability to scale to a nationwide level.
Cole Glasson Racing and Dallas Karting Complex invited Buckner foster kids out to the track to take a spin in their go karts. Cole is a 13-year-old aspiring NASCAR driver who has won more than 100 races! He gives back to the community through Racers United, an organization he and his dad started.
To date, the fund has given back to 19 charities in 14 cities and 7 states
Ronald McDonald House of Dallas, Texas
United Way of Denton County, Texas
Young Life of Denton, Texas
Wylde Life of Denton, Texas
Boys and Girls Club of Collin County, Texas
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Denton, Texas
Voices for Children Foundation- Miami, Florida
Child Advocates of Houston, Texas
Young Life of Rockwall, Texas
CASA of Cleveland County, Oklahoma
Firewheel Bible Fellowship Haiti Childrens Fund, Garland, Texas
Henry County Community Kids Fund, Indiana
Legal Aide Society of Orange County, Florida
Pregnancy Resource Center of Texas
Speak up for Kids, Palm Beach, Florida
James Whitcomb Riley Memorial Association of Indiana
LaSalle County Children’s Advocacy Center of Illinois
Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center of Wisconsin
Angel Heart’s Childrens Shelter of Texas