It will never happen to me.  Isn't that what all teens think when told about the dangers of speeding, drunk driving, not wearing a seatbelt, or distracted driving such as texting?  It will never happen to me.  But it must be happening to someone, as motor vehicle accidents among teens have reached epidemic proportions.  ThedaCare is trying to change this statistic among area teens through the FOCUS (formerly P.A.R.T.Y. at the P.A.C.) program.


Each year, more than 5,000 area high school sophomores attend the annual program at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center (P.A.C.).  The program helps teens make a personal connection and think about real-life situations they're faced with every day.  Pairing real stories shared by actual survivors with a realistic accident simulation, the FOCUS program helps teens who are learning to drive grasp the potential consequences of risky behaviors.


As the first program of its kind in the United States, FOCUS is funded by Theda Clark Medical Center Foundation along with many generous community sponsors.  Lamers Racing Driving Experience has been a supporter of the program since 2009.  The program itself is a collaboration among the Trauma Center at Theda Clark Medical Center, area firefighters, law enforcement officers, independent physician specialty groups, emergency medical technicians, attorneys, and the survivors who volunteer to share their stories and put a face to the statistics. 


The goal for the FOCUS program is to reduce the number of teenagers who will engage in high-risk behavior during and beyond their high school years - decisions that ultimately affect their health and well-being. 

GIVING BACK

LAMERS MOTOR RACING DRIVING EXPERIENCE

To learn more about the FOCUS program, watch this short video:

To learn more about the ThedaCare Family of Foundations visit:

FOCUS (formerly P.A.R.T.Y. at the P.A.C.)

Lamers Driving Experience Past/Present Beneficiaries:


FOCUS (formerly P.A.R.T.Y. at the P.A.C.)

MACC Fund

Michael J. Fox Foundation

Harbor House

Boys & Girls Club of the Fox Valley

Boys & Girls Club of Menasha

Boy & Girls Club of Green Bay

LEAVEN

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

Freedom Alliance

Freedom Life Skills

Wounded Warriors

MyTeam Triumph

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Schriner's Hospital for Children 

Mother & Unborn Baby Care

Allies of Autism

Artists for the Humanities 





The May 15, 2019 event raised $46,170!