COTA Launches Future Stars Program Giving Military Kids and Others the Opportunity of a Lifetime

AUSTIN, Texas, August 29, 2018, /For immediate release/ — Circuit of Americas (COTA) recently announced the launch of their FI Future Stars Program which offers 20 kids the chance to take part in the pre-race ceremony at the Grand Prix this October.

Chosen kids, ages 7-10, will stand with the 20 best drivers in the world for the national anthem before the seventh successive F1 race takes place on October 21st. Ten of the twenty participants will be selected by COTA based on various COTA Karting criteria. The remaining ten spots will be selected by COTA’s nonprofit partners, including OSD.

Picture Courtesy/Formula 1 and the Circuit of the Americas

OSD is thrilled to work with COTA to offer deserving military children this opportunity. OSD CEO & Executive Director Glenn Banton said, “Children of service members endure a great deal of stress as a part of their parents’ service commitment. This experience is a fantastic way to say thank you and show support for these children and their families. OSD is honored to play a part in creating lasting memories.”

OSD has been working with COTA since 2016 as their strategic military and veteran community partner. In this role, OSD helps COTA and their sponsors fulfill social responsibility and philanthropic efforts aimed at supporting the greater military and veteran community in Central Texas. This partnership has allowed hundreds of Veterans and their families access to events at no cost. Through the support of COTA and their corporate sponsors, Veterans and their families have access to VIP tickets to Austin360 Amphitheater concerts and various motorsports events.

About OSD (Operation Supply Drop)

OSD is a global, chapter based, Veteran Service Organization providing relevant, relatable and sustainable impact to the military community through social, professional and service-oriented programs. Since 2010, OSD has impacted over 600,000 members of the military community through these programs. Read more at:


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