The Chattanooga Green Prix is back on the riverfront. The event helps regional students, ages nine-18, design and build electric cars they race at a two-day event.
Local nonprofit green|spaces will host these races on the Chattanooga Riverfront, across from the Southern Belle on Oct. 28 and 29.
"The Green Prix could not happen without the support of its title sponsor EPB, as well as the support from the Lyndhurst Foundation, the Fullgraf Foundation and Gestamp," organizers said. "However, additional sponsors and volunteers are still needed to make the event a success."
This year, the Go Green sponsorship level was announced. For $1,000-$2,500 sponsors can support students as they race through a slalom course or duke it out in a drag race. In return, Go Green Sponsors are promoted on race day by the announcer, are featured in the event program and green|spaces website for both the fall and spring races, and have a vendor table at both races.
"Volunteers are another crucial component of this multi-day event," organizers said. "Volunteers can help assemble the racetrack, register the teams, judge the races and more. This is an excellent event for those interested in engineering, cars, sustainability, technology or community organizing."
“The Chattanooga Green Prix not only supports our schools. It supports our local economy.” says green|spaces Communications and Outreach Coordinator Jaclyn Lewis. “Students gain skills in electrical wiring, mechanics and engineering through the program. In addition, they attain an aptitude for problem-solving, perseverance and teamwork. These skills are increasingly important as Tennessee is home to four EV manufacturers and many supporting businesses.”
Those interested in sponsoring a team can find more information on the website or contact Wayne Brown at email@example.com. Volunteers can sign up at https://bit.ly/EVVol or reach out to Jaclyn Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org.