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NJBMWCCA at NJMP, June 2019

NJ Chapter 2023 Westlake School Donation

The New Jersey Chapter recently presented a check for $13,000 to the Westlake School of Westfield, NJ. This represented money raised from the club’s annual charity club race and driver school at New Jersey Motorsports Park.

The presentation took place at a meeting of the Union County Educational Services Commission. The club showed a photo retrospective of the past 25 years (compiled by Brian Morgan), during which the club donated in excess of $175,000 to Westlake to support the purchase of educational materials, computers, adaptive wheelchairs, outfitting a “model apartment” in the school and other activities.

This Special education school is a public elementary and high school within the Union County Educational Services Commission. Westlake provides hands-on educational and therapeutic services to children between the ages of 7-21 diagnosed with multiple disabilities and autism with a goal to develop sensory integration, functional academic, communication, daily living, and social skills and, where appropriate, work training.

Each year, the BMW racers and drivers welcome a group of Westlake students and administrators to watch the races at the event, also providing them track rides, give-aways and other activities. This is a special day for them which they treasure. The NJ Chapter and our event attendees are proud of the support we are able to provide, which is thanks to the generosity of our sponsors. This year we were thrilled to co-sponsor the race with the New York Chapter and to work with BMW of Manhattan, who attended the event and provided gifts for the students. We invite all club members to attend this year’s event on June 5-6 at Thunderbolt Raceway at NJMP and join in the fun.

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