“A Night with the Shift Up Now Foundation” presented by PenFed Credit Union Coming in September

June 20, 2024

The Shift Up Now Foundation is excited to announce its inaugural in-person fundraising event, “A Night with the Shift Up Now Foundation” presented by PenFed Credit Union. The event will take place at Tom Wood Porsche on Friday, September 20, 2024. An online campaign will run alongside the in-person event as well.

A Night with the Shift Up Now Foundation will feature several driver Q&As, a silent auction, and hors d’oeuvres and drinks. The “blue tie” event will be limited to 100 guests, who are asked to show up decked out in their favorite shades of blue, in support of the foundation.

The event date is scheduled in correlation with the IMSA race weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where Shift Up Now Athlete and Foundation grantee Sabré Cook will be competing in Porsche Carrera Cup. Cook will be attending the fundraising event and participating in the driver Q&A.

The goal of A Night with the Shift Up Now Foundation is to raise $50,000. Alongside the in- person event, an online campaign is aimed at raising an additional $25,000 in donations. Funds raised from both will go toward the 2025 Shift Up Now Foundation grants, which are used to award opportunities to racers believed to have the talent and aptitude to succeed in motorsports, giving them access to more competitive equipment, seat time for testing and practice, and resources to help grow their careers.

“PenFed is proud to partner with Shift Up Now to support women trailblazers in motorsports,” said PenFed Credit Union President/CEO James Schenck. “Shift Up Now racers are driving the sport forward and inspiring future generations by achieving victory on and off the track.”

Ariel Ream, Interim CEO of the Shift Up Now Foundation added, “We are so thrilled to welcome PenFed as the inaugural presenting sponsor for ‘A Night with the Shift Up Now Foundation.’ We are honored to have the support of such a well-known brand, who is committed to supporting women in motorsports. We look forward to hosting PenFed and all of our sponsors and supporters on September 20th.”

There are several options for fans and supporters who want to get involved.

First, sponsorship opportunities are still available for companies and brands that want to support the Shift Up Now Foundation and its mission. Please reach out to foundation@ShiftUpNow.org to learn more.

Fans can find information about the silent auction or donate online to the fundraising campaign at www.shiftupnow.org/a-night-with-the-shift-up-now-foundation.

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