Florida Hospital Visits Students, Showcases the Connection Between Racing and Science

VOLUSIA/FLAGLER COUNTIES, November 13, 2017 – On Nov. 3, Anna Donaldson, assistant director of sports marketing at Florida Hospital, visited Indian Trails Middle School in Palm Coast.

She spoke to several hundred students explaining the real-world correlation between racing cars and NASCAR to the students’ current science curriculum.

Focusing on aerodynamics and the science of speed, Donaldson shared how the sport has evolved.

“It is much more specialized and there are more entry points for various job opportunities for those interested in working in the industry. There are also more woman working in the sport, and I am an example of that,” Donaldson said. “The decisions you make now will set you up for what’s to come.”

In her role as assistant director of sports marketing, Donaldson oversees Florida Hospital’s partnerships with the Daytona International Speedway and International Speedway Corporation. She has a wealth of sports marketing experience and previously served as senior marketing manager at Michael Waltrip Racing (MWR).

About Florida Hospital Central Florida Division – North Region
A member of Adventist Health System, Florida Hospital’s mission is to extend the healing ministry of Christ. Encompassing seven Florida Hospitals in Flagler, Lake and Volusia counties, the Florida Hospital Central Florida Division – North Region is the largest hospital system in the area, with 1,226 beds and more than 7,800 employees. The Florida Hospital Central Florida Division – North Region includes Florida Hospital DeLand in DeLand, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial in Orange City, Florida Hospital Flagler in Palm Coast, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Florida Hospital Oceanside in Ormond Beach, Florida Hospital New Smyrna in New Smyrna Beach, and Florida Hospital Waterman in Tavares.

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Students at Indian Trails Middle School in Palm Coast experienced a Formula 1 race car, after hearing Anna Donaldson, assistant director of sports marketing at Florida Hospital, explain the correlation between racing cars and NASCAR to the students’ current science curriculum.