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Penrite Racing raises $30,000 for Indigenous school

20 Jul
The donation can support two students through MITS
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Penrite Racing has announced it has raised more than $30,000 for the Melbourne Indigenous Transition School (MITS).

Both Penrite Racing Fords carried an Indigenous livery designed by former MITS educator Lorraine Kabbindi White at the betr Darwin Triple Crown.

The Darwin event doubled as Supercars’ official Indigenous Round.

David Reynolds and Matt Payne carried the liveries again at the NTI Townsville 500.

MITS supports the education of Indigenous students from remote and regional communities in the Northern Territory and Victoria.

Team owner Stephen Grove and Team Principal David Cauchi have presented MITS with a cheque for $30,670.

Penrite Racing's Indigenous livery launch in June

The donation can support two students through the MITS programme for a year.

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The Grove Group donated $15,000, with ACL donating $2000. More funds were raised by an auction, with the likes of both race-worn suits and other products raising money.

"We are proud to be partnered with MITS for a second year and to able to present this donation to Ed [Tudor] and Paul [Barcham] who do unbelievable work for the organisation,” Grove said.

"It has always been a priority for us that we try make a difference away from the track and we hope that this contribution can positively impact the future of the kids involved.”

MITS CEO Tudor said: "MITS feels so fortunate to enjoy this very generous support from Grove and Penrite Racing.

"We love this enduring partnership with the team and their sponsors. This donation will enable access to a great education for our young students.”

Reynolds and Payne are 12th and 18th in the drivers' standings.

The 2023 Repco Supercars Championship will resume at the Beaurepaires Sydney SuperNight on July 28-30. Tickets are on sale now.

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