A recent donation by the Speedway Children's Charities at Texas Motor Speedway benefitted a charity that is seeking to empower children with communication disorders.
The Founders Grant of $146,830 was given to the UT Dallas' Callier Center for Communication Disorders.
The grant is meant to help with medical, educational and social services, and this year's recipient will be utilizing the funds for two of these three areas.
The center has been building a new expansion, and these funds translate into a new state-of-the-art sensory motor gym.
A past president of the charity organization, Scott Murray, said there is nothing better than helping children live better lives.
"An the more the members of our board learned about the great legacy of the Callier Center and its plans moving forward with the new sensory motor gym, the more we felt this is something we’d be privileged and most proud to be a part of," Murray said.
Thomas Campbell, a doctor at the center, keenly anticipates the benefits that will come from the extra funds.
"The sensory motor gym will be a vital component of the therapeutic interventions available to children with communication disorders and will make a significant impact in the developmental outcomes of these children," Campbell said.