Meet the family of volunteers who turned the Detroit Grand Prix into a yearly tradition

DETROIT – Having a good team can mean the difference between a win or an empty home game – the same goes for the other side of the track.

A good team of volunteers ensures a smooth racing day. Local 4 spoke to a family of volunteers who made the Detroit Grand Prix Presented by Lear a family affair.

Shawn Fitzgerald is a racing fan and has been volunteering for the Grand Prix for almost 3 decades. She signed up on a whim.

“Friends of mine who I went to college with found out about this and said, ‘Would you like to try?’ And two weeks later we were in downtown Detroit working on the race, ‘”said Fitzgerald.

She met her husband while volunteering and they have been married for almost 25 years. They have two daughters who also volunteer for the Grand Prix.


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