The Friendship Club

Remember being a teenager? The Friendship Club helps at-risk girls in Nevada County by lifting them up and giving them opportunities they otherwise most likely would not have access to such as one-on-one tutoring, mentorship, and college campus visits.

The Friendship Club helps to break the cycle of poverty by uplifting young women and providing them with opportunities and hope. On Monday, September 18, I had the distinct honor of driving a “Race Car” in the Friendship Club 100, an event that benefits one of Nevada County’s best non-profit organizations.

The Friendship Club 100 is the organization’s annual fundraiser which takes place at our local arcade and go-kart track, the 49er Fun Park.  I helped contribute to a community effort which raised nearly $100,000 for the program. It turns out that Go-Karting is not one of my talents—I crashed in both of my races!

But all of us were winners because the Friendship Club had a wonderfully successful event!