Verizon INDYCAR Driver Juan Pablo Montoya visited Upland Junior High School, this past Tuesday to speak with the children about the importance of education.
Upland Junior High School felt a rush of adrenaline when Verizon IndyCar Series driver Juan Pablo Montoya took the stage. Montoya was on hand to present the school with a $10,000 education donation on behalf of Verizon to further science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.
"Growing up in Colombia, education was a big part of my personal development. I'm excited to participate in this donation and partner with Verizon, a company that shares my commitment in advancing education," said Montoya, who will be participated in the finale of the Verizon IndyCar series on Saturday August 30.
Verizon partners with organizations like Upland Junior High School to advance STEM education in the community. This donation is a part of a larger company-wide initiative to give back to the communities Verizon serves and further education to help individuals and families transform their lives.
Students also had the opportunity to take photos and receive autographs from Juan Pablo Montoya, and participate in other activities.