TeamSLR Visits Tallahassee

St. Augustine, FL–

This week marked the annual “Florida Tourism Day 2015″ in Tallahassee, Florida. Scott Lagasse Jr. and members of his team made the trip west to attend the event with the NASCAR Xfinity Series “Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow”, Boy Scouts of America race car.

On Wednesday evening, Adams Street next to the Capitol was blocked off for a street party for the annual event. Lagasse Jr., and others from TeamSLR were able to meet legislatures and tourism industry leaders to share how the team and Scott Lagasse Jr. utilize the program to deliver the FDOT safety message.

“This was really cool and a lot of fun with the band playing and people wondering the street to see the different items on display,” said Lagasse Jr.

TeamSLRThe following day, Thursday, March 12, 2015, Lagasse Jr. and TeamSLR participated in their special “Drive a Scout to School” event with the Suwannee River Area Boy Scout Council in Tallahassee.

TeamSLRCub Scout, Daniel Spassov, a fourth grader at Gilchrist Elementary School was the lucky Scout who was chosen for a ride to School with the NASCAR Xfinity Series driver.

Spassov earned the Bicycle Belt Loop in 2014 by working with his guardians explaining the rules of bicycling safety, demonstrating how to wear the proper safety equipment for bicycling, showing how to ride a bike safely with an adult..

“My goal is to encourage our youth to take safety seriously when riding their bikes or walking near traffic. Just alittle education can go a long way and I am glad that I can be a role model to them,” said Lagasse Jr.

Lagasse and Spassov strapped into the NASCAR Xfinity Series car and off they went to school. When the two arrived, Spassov’s fourth grade classmates and fifth grade students greeted them with loud cheers and clapping. One student expressed how jealous he was that Spassov was able to ride in a NASCAR race car. Lagasse and Spassov were special guests on the school news and they were able to tell all 1,147 students at Gilchrist Elementary School about the importance of riding their bikes with the proper equipment and to follow the road rules. Lagasse Jr. spent some time sharing his message about bicycle and pedestrian safety as well.

“The ‘Drive a Scout to School’ is always a fun event to participate in. This was awesome to be able to share the safety message of ‘Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow’ with all of the kids at Gilchrist Elementary School, and with Daniel. I am an avid cyclist, and I am glad the Boy Scouts of America have the Bicycle Belt Loop, which teaches these young men about the importance of being safe while riding their bikes,” said Lagasse Jr.

Lagasse Jr. and TeamSLR will be participating in multiple Scouting and community events over the next few months with partners, FDOT, BSA, Pinch A Penny Florida’s Leading Pool and Supply Retailer, Beck Chevrolet, St. Augustine Alligator Farm and others.

Follow Scotty on Twitter@scottlagasse and FACEBOOK/scottlagassejr for your chances to win autographed merchandise. Online at scottlagasse.com and teamslr.com.

About the Florida DOT:
The Florida Department of Transportation’s primary responsibility is to coordinate planning and development of a safe, viable, and balanced state transportation system serving all regions of the state, and to assure the compatibility of all components, including multimodal facilities. Florida’s transportation system includes roadway, air, rail, sea, spaceports, bus transit, and bicycle and pedestrian facilities. For more information on the Florida Department of Transportation, please visit www.dot.state.fl.us. For more information on Florida’s Focused Initiative for pedestrian and bicycle safety, please visit www.alerttodayflorida.com.

About The Boy Scouts of America:
For over a century, the BSA has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes – and, through over a century of experience, knows – that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society. The Boy Scouts of America provides the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training, which helps young people be “Prepared. For Life.®” The Scouting organization is composed of almost 2.7 million youth members between the ages of 7 and 21 and 1 million volunteers in local councils throughout the United States and its territories. For more information on the Boy Scouts of America, please visit www.scouting.org.

About Pinch A Penny:
Since opening its first store in 1975, Pinch A Penny has become the largest franchised retail pool, patio and spa company. A family-owned business, Pinch A Penny began with the Thomas family opening a discount store within an industrial park in Clearwater, Florida. This first store evolved into a full-time, full-service retail pool supply store offering everything needed to operate and enjoy a swimming pool or spa. Pinch A Penny carries a wide variety of swimming pool products such as chemicals, equipment, patio furniture, giftware, toys and floats for the pool.Pinch A Penny began issuing franchises in 1976, always promoting its “family-owned” culture. Today, Pinch A Penny is 220 stores strong and growing and provides virtually every product needed to help enjoy a pool or spa to its fullest. The company’s meteoric rise proves that knowledge, hard work, integrity and the care and commitment that can only come from such a labor of love is the greatest avenue to success. Please visit online: http://store.pinchapenny.com

About Scott Lagasse Jr:
Scott Jr. has been winning races since the age of seven on motorcycles, karts, modifieds, NASCAR Late Models, ASA Series, ARCA, Dirt Late Models and more. Scott is now focused on winning at the top levels of NASCAR. For more information about Scott Lagasse Jr./ TeamSLR and The Boy Scouts of America NASCAR program, please visit www.teamslr.com. Keep up to date with Scotty by following him on Twitter@scottlagasse FACEBOOK/scottlagassejr

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