This week, will give a personal appeal on adoption awareness before thousands of racing fans.
Former Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy and his wife Lauren, a native from nearby Edgeworth, will be featured in a 30-second public service announcement slated to air at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the world's largest spectator sporting facility, during the Brickway 400 Super Weekend, according to the Adoption Journey Project.
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"Everyone has the chance to do something about the orphan crisis," Tony Dungy said in a news release. "It is relevant to families across the country just like the ones attending this week. But the bottom line is, we need to act."
More than 100,000 racing fans are expected to attend the four-day Super Weekend event at the Brickyard from Thursday, July 26 through Sunday, July 29. The event is composed of the NASCAR Nationwide Series and GRAND-AM Road Racing and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Brickyard 400 races.
The Super Bowl-winning coach is featured in the video, which raises awareness about the current orphan crisis and the need for adoption. The video spot will be displayed on an exterior 12-foot electronic billboard scheduled to run for 15 hours a day throughout the event.
The Dungy family has partnered with The Adoption Journey Project, a collective of organizations -- Bethany Christian Services, Lifesong for Orphans, and Lifeline Children's Services -- working to break down barriers to adoption and help provide practical tools for couples.