The donation totals are in for SkyWest Airlines’ annual Mini Indy! Once again, the charity event was a success as it raised more than $100,000 for United Way Dixie and the SkyWest Scholarship Program.
This year, 37 teams from around the world met in St. George to race go-carts and contend for the title of Mini Indy Champion. Since its inception in 2000, Mini Indy has raised nearly one million dollars for local charities through the race itself, golf tournament, dinner, pit crew competition and more.
Sponsored by SkyWest Airlines and the City of St. George, Mini Indy is the largest event benefiting United Way Dixie. In turn, United Way Dixie provides support for a number of charitable organizations and programs in Washington County including The ARC of Washington County, a non-profit organization that promotes the human rights of people with intellectual disabilities and actively supports their inclusion through interactive activities and social events throughout their lifetimes.
“We have always appreciated our partnership with United Way Dixie and SkyWest,” said Terry Hawks, director of Washington County ARC. “We wouldn’t be able to provide the services we do without the funds generated from Mini Indy.”
The Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Utah provides low income housing and exterior home repair projects through the Brush with Kindness Program for low-income families in Washington County.
“Our partnership with United Way Dixie affords us the opportunity to offer effective and impactful home preservation services for low-income homeowners in Washington County. United Way Dixie funding literally provides the tools we use to build homes, communities and hope,” said Melissa Ann Santora, Director of Community Engagement, Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Utah.
Additionally, funds raised through Mini Indy assist with the SkyWest Scholarship Fund, helping SkyWest employees and their families achieve their educational goals.
For more information on Mini Indy 2012, including race results and statistics, visit www.miniindy.org