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SEMA Show Exhibitor Helps to Raise Money for Scholarships

By Lindsay Bianco

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Hypertech helped to raise a total of $1,400 for the SEMA Memorial Scholarship and Loan Forgiveness Fund through its Grand Prix slot-car races on a 1:32-scale four-lane track provided by Fife, Washington’s Hornby America.

SEMA-member company Hypertech helped to raise a total of $1,400 for the SEMA Memorial Scholarship and Loan Forgiveness Fund. During the 2017 SEMA Show, Hypertech chose a fun, unique way to showcase its products by conducting the Hypertech Grand Prix slot-car races on a 1:32-scale four-lane track provided by Fife, Washington’s Hornby America. Those who raced the diminutive vehicles had the opportunity to make charitable donations to the SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund. Students from the California State University San Bernardino were also on hand at the booth to help with donations and experience the SEMA Show through the lens of an exhibiting company.

Conceived by Hypertech CEO Amy Faulk, the plan was put into action, along with the idea to accept donations to the SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund. For the past four years at the SEMA Show, students from California State University San Bernardino voluntarily worked the Hypertech booth to learn more about the industry and have an opportunity to network with companies, and this was a way to pay back their participation.

“Most college students have debt from the cost of school, so they understand and appreciate any kind of funds that are raised or given,” said Hypertech CEO Amy Faulk.

Through charitable donations such as this one, SEMA is able to help students from all over the country pay their way through college. To learn more and support SEMA scholarships, visit www.sema.org/scholarships/donations.