horizon hobby INNER-CITY RCp
Horizon Hobby, we would love to have an opportunity to partner with you. The Founder & Chief Executive Officer(E. Dixon) of the Cobra Back Foundation, is also a Sergeant of Police(Police Supervisor) with the Chicago Police Department. Over the last few years, we have seen RC monster truck racing evolve, but with limited demographics. Through the Cobra Back Foundation, we have created a Science, Technology, and Engineering(STEM) program with RC Monster Trucks. E. Dixon is also in a unique position, while recently moved to Sergeant of Officer Recruitment for the Chicago Police Department, he previously spent 3.5 years leading Chicago Police Department's(CPD’s) 7th District Community Policing program covering the Englewood community. This experience allowed him to develop strong relationships with scores of groups and individuals across Englewood and West Englewood. Englewood is one of the most impoverished and challenged communities in the Country. He led an incredible team of Officers responsible for building stronger relationships between the Police and the community they serve. Under his leadership for years, his team(Englewood Police Officers) created & accomplished many great things in the Englewood community, and this new program is not any different. The Cobra Back Foundation created a(n) RC program called "INNER-CITY Radio Controlled w/Police" (INNER-CITY RCP) to introduce RC vehicles to children who have never had the financial ability or exposure to model-grade RC experiences. We partnered with 7th District CAPS to introduce this program to Englewood. Each team will consist of a Police Officer and children. The children will always have a support team in their corner.
We have been doing our "Freestyle Experience" with various different makes and models. However, we will exclusively use the Losi LMT and SPEKTRUM battery equipment for our "Training & Racing Experience". We will make purchases but would love to partner with Horizon Hobby in hopes of having the following donated.
LMT: Losi - LOS04021T2 or Losi - LOS04021T1 (6)
7.4V 5000mAh 2S 100C Smart G2 Hardcase LiPo Battery: IC5 SPMX52S100H5(12)
Having Officers as mentors, coaches & team members, children will compete three to four times a year during our "Training & Racing Experience", a 9-week curriculum course. We will assign each child a(n) RC model. At the beginning of the eight weeks, the children will install the electrical components(receiver, servo, motor, ESC). We will teach how to repair the vehicles if/when they require repairs. The RCs will remain in "stock" condition to remain competitive. Driver's experience and technique will determine the winners. Our goal is to have INNER-CITY RCP competing in all Chicago Police Districts eventually and personalize further the relationship between Police Officers, spectators who are residents of the community, and the parents & children in this program. The purpose of INNER-CITY RCP is for Police Officers, RC enthusiasts, and those interested in RC racing to get together to build, teach, learn, train, and compete. INNER-CITY RCP will foster a stronger relationship between Police Officers, the community, and the children(ages: 9-17 ) in the neighborhoods they serve. This STEM program teaches physics in a fun way. It also promotes open communication with honest conversations, potential insights & solutions to what's going on inside the child's life, and mentoring. It also supports conflict resolution & conflict mediation, social-emotional therapy, discipline, teamwork, team building, competition with dignity, winning & losing with respect, teaching art, and competitive weekly racing. Furthermore, occupying the idle minds of children in the Inner-City, ultimately gives an alternative to being on the streets, a crime deterrent, and intervention to violence & crime. We recognize that all children are not athletes, INNER-CITY RCP will engage intellectually, fun & competitively.
We have already touched close to 100 children with our Freestyle Racing experience! We will start the "Training & Racing Experience" once we have reached our financial goals to purchase or the ability to acquire the designated vehicles. We have(photos above) already painted the car bodies to replicate the topmost active 10-20 scaled real-life Monster Trucks currently racing in the Monster Jam circuit. Children will learn about the real Monster Trucks and their drivers as they compete in the 9-week course. We will run three to four separate 9-week courses throughout a 12-month period. Each year will end with all the children who participated, taking a field trip to see the actual Monster Jam races in person when they travel to Illinois to compete.
Having Horizon Hobby as a sponsor would be a great pleasure and would present optimal exposure to your community outreach efforts and programming. Not only does Horizon Hobby own the companies that we use for our program, but we will be able to satisfy ALL of our RC needs through Horizon Hobby. Please read more on the INNER-CITY RCP page.