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February 27, 2013

Circuit of the Americas™ and Hotels for Hope Raise More Than $50,000 for Local Charities

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Circuit of The Americas™ and Hotels for Hope, the Austin, Texas-based social enterprise that raises funds and awareness for nonprofit organizations that positively impact the lives of children, teamed up to raise money for Central Texas youth-focused nonprofits through hotel rooms booked for the 2012 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX, held Nov. 16-18. A total of $50,800, or $25,400 for each organization, was raised through this initiative.

Guests booked hotel rooms for the FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX through the official Circuit of The Americas website,, which interfaced with the Hotels for Hope online reservations tool. Participating hotels then automatically contributed a donation to two Central Texas nonprofit organizations that provide important services to young people and their families. The designated recipients for the 2012 Grand Prix event were Austin Partners in Education and the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area. Monies donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area have been dedicated to the Boys & Girls Club program now being developed in the Del Valle Independent School District.

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