2013 Skirts and Scuffs Fund-Travel/Misc

 
Raised: $83.00
Goal: $10,000.00
 
 
 

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Skirts and Scuffs (www.skirtsandscuffs.com) is seeking donations to help with travel expenses and site maintenance during the 2013 race season. Reward Levels: Donations of all a... more

 
 
 
 
 
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Created by Katy Lindamood on January 15, 2013

Skirts and Scuffs ( www.skirtsandscuffs.com) is seeking donations to help with travel expenses and site maintenance during the 2013 race season. 


Reward Levels:

Donations of all amounts are accepted.

Donations of $100 will help pay for hotel accommodations during live coverage weekends from the track. Donate this amount and receive a complementary Skirts and Scuffs T-Shirt.

Donations of $50 will be used to help pay for fuel during race coverage weekends from the track. Donations of this amount will receive a complementary copy of Unique Hiram's "Fast Lane Poetry"

Donations of $25 will be used for travel expenses/promotional items/operating expenses for Skirts and Scuffs. Donations of this amount will receive a complementary copy of Beth Bence Reinke's "Race Fans' Devotions To Go"

At A Glance: 

Launched in Fall 2009, Skirts and Scuffs was born from founder Katy Lindamood’s frustration over the way female fans were marginalized as being interested only in attractive drivers or following only what the men in their lives followed. The site disproves that fallacy on a daily basis by reporting breaking news and offering timely interviews with drivers and crew from both sides of the pit road wall. Fact-based opinion pieces demonstrate the contributors’ familiarity with the second-most popular spectator sport in the U.S.

Primarily focusing on the three top-tier series of NASCAR, Skirts and Scuffs also covers the IZOD IndyCar series, Formual One, and (new for the 2013 season) World of Outlaws. If there’s a storyline there, we’ll write about it, post to Facebook about it, or tweet about it.

Skirts and Scuffs was recruited in 2011 to join NASCAR’s Citizen Journalist Media Corps. According to NASCAR websites selected for this group were subjected to “a lengthy review process, which included evaluating independent Web sites on professionalism, reporting, and commentary, and use of social networking tools.” Skirts and Scuffs takes this role seriously and has established a clear set of strict guidelines which govern our first-hand reporting and in our daily interactions through the site and social media.

According to statistics presented by NASCAR an estimated 40 percent of the fanbase is comprised of women coming from all walks of life. Through the website itself and the use of social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, Skirts and Scuffs is dedicated to painting these women in a positive light, paying homage to the millions of fans who call the sport of NASCAR their own.

Diversity In Contributors and Content

Just like the millions of women who are dedicated to the sport of auto racing, Skirts and Scuffs is comprised of fans from all walks of life. Some have been fans for decades while others have found the sport only recently. Whether new or seasoned, young or old, one thing unites our team, a passion for racing that is unparalleled.

Skirts and Scuffs includes 18 writers and three staff photographers who reside across the United States. Writers include a 20-year veteran of the Navy currently serving as a reservist, a newspaper copy editor, a retail sales associate, college students, Public Relations specialists, and published authors

How We Operate 

Skirts and Scuffs is staffed by a team of women who volunteer their time and services in an effort to further a common goal. Because of this the members of the team are not monetarily compensated for their writing and are required to pay for any race travel out of their own pockets. 

On an average weekend it can cost writers traveling on media credentials between $300 - $500 for three days at the track including hotel accommodations and fuel. For this reason Skirts and Scuffs depends heavily on advertising revenue and private donations to ease the financial burden incurred during a live coverage weekend. 

We'd like to thank those who made donations during the 2012 racing season. We raised $1035 in our initial campaign through GoFundMe.

Please contact katylindamood@skirtsandscuffs.com should you have any questions.

All donations amounts are accepted. 

 
 
 
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Recent Donations (3)

$83 raised by 3 people in 15 months.

$25.00

Janis Rothermel

13 days ago

 
 

Would love to have the devotion book. Thank you. I have been a Nascar fan since the late 1950's. So many do not get it! Love that you do.

 

$48.00

Anonymous

15 months ago

 

$10.00

Anonymous

15 months ago

 

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