Powered & Empowered by Pocono Raceway | Words by Debbie Burke
Pocono Raceway’s first women’s initiative, the Rose Pedals, was announced this past February by President and CEO Brandon Igdalsky. The program was launched to honor the efforts, dedication, commitment and passion of Dr. Rose Mattioli to the motorsports and local community.
The Raceway was founded by Drs. Joseph and Rose Mattioli in 1968. Continuing the Mattioli spirit of community, philanthropy and service by uniting as a team to give back to the community, the Rose Pedals have provided volunteer assistance in areas of need to include Monroe County Meals on Wheels, Women’s Resource Center, Family Promise of Monroe County, Operation Touch of Home, Pennsylvania Autism Action Center, Family Promise of Monroe County, Big Brothers & Big Sisters of the Bridge and Divine Providence among other agencies and organizations.
The Rose Pedals’ future vision includes a mentoring program built on the foundation of service to work toward expanding opportunities for girls and women in the community by providing tools to recognize their power, potential and accomplishments.
Pocono Raceway, also known as “The Tricky Triangle,” is family-owned and situated in Long Pond. In business for over 50 years, the Raceway hosts multiple national motorsports events including two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, one Verizon IndyCar Series race, one NASCAR XFINITY Series, one NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and two ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards events each year.
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