Donations by members of the international car club Team Shelby over the past four months have raised $72,830 for the Carroll Shelby Foundation.™ The funds will be used by the charity founded by icon Carroll Shelby to provide medical support for children with life-threatening disease and automotive educational opportunities for young people.
“While personally attending many of the Team Shelby events around the world, I’m always impressed with the generous, caring nature of the members,” said Aaron Shelby, co-President of the Carroll Shelby Foundation and grandson of Carroll Shelby. “In addition to raising money for the Carroll Shelby Foundation, club members typically donate their money, time, and energy to other local charities. During the 30th anniversary of the Carroll Shelby Foundation, Team Shelby members have certainly demonstrated their commitment to helping others while also enjoying their automotive hobby.”
Team Shelby was founded in 2008 by Carroll Shelby to give people an opportunity to enjoy their vehicles with fellow enthusiasts. The club is dedicated to serving all Shelby enthusiasts past and present. Ownership of a Shelby vehicle is not required, only a passion for the brand and lifestyle. With chapters worldwide, the factory-sanctioned club provides benefits including first news on all Shelby products and vehicles, an official membership kit, invitations to special events and discounts on Shelby products.
“From track days to parties, the annual Team Shelby Bash and fun experiences at locations like Le Mans, our spectacular activities also often support non-profit organizations,” said Tracey Smith, International Director of Team Shelby and Executive Vice President of Carroll Shelby International. “This philosophy tracks Carroll’s way of life and I believe that he’d be very proud of Team Shelby members for continuing his legacy.”
The largest gift ($35,170) so far this year was made by the Team Shelby Northeast region, headed by volunteer director Bill Caron. He and his team produced the Team Shelby East Coast Grand Nationals in early June, which included track sessions at Pocono Raceway and other activities, as well as a parade to the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds. Team Shelby hosted its own hospitality area and helped set a record for the most Shelby vehicles in one place, as well as an attendance record for any Carlisle event. In addition, Team Shelby had the largest number of people from any club at the annual event.
In mid-June, Team Shelby North Texas Director Brandi Kozlovsky’s team produced the North Texas Team Shelby Weekend. The event included a car show, road rally, banquet, party, optional track day and more. That weekend, the club raised $27,660 for charity through live auctions, donations and silent auctions.
In April 2022, Team Shelby Houston Director David Peña and co-producer Dawn Allen managed an event in Texas. The three-day occasion featured a rally, car show, parties and other events. After the weekend, they sent a check for $10,000 to the Carroll Shelby Foundation.
“The money raised by these Team Shelby members and directors will help provide medical assistance for those in need, including children, along with educational opportunities for young people through automotive and other training programs,” said Aaron Shelby. “With these funds, we will be able to help even more kids win the race for life.”
About The Carroll Shelby Foundation
The Carroll Shelby Foundation was created by legendary racer and automotive manufacturer, Carroll Shelby. Headquartered in Gardena, Calif., the Foundation is dedicated to providing medical assistance for those in need, including children, educational opportunities for young people through automotive and other training programs and benefitting the Shelby Automotive Museum. For more information visit https://www.shelby.com/ShelbyFoundation.
About Team Shelby
Team Shelby was founded in 2008 by Carroll Shelby to give people an opportunity to enjoy their cars through events with fellow enthusiasts. Ownership of a Shelby vehicle is not required, only a passion for the brand and lifestyle. With chapters worldwide, the factory-sanctioned club provides benefits including:
- First news on all Shelby products and vehicles
- Exclusive access to “Members Only” areas of the club website (www.teamshelby.com)
- Official Team Shelby Membership Kit
- Invitations to special events
- Monthly discounts on Shelby products
Additional information is available at www.teamshelby.com