Norman Howard Students Welcome One Lap Race Car Home

SMP President Presented Donation Check for Student Equestrian Therapy Program

Rochester, NY – May 20, 2016 – (Rochester, N.Y. – May 20, 2016)  On Friday, May 20, students at The Norman Howard School welcomed the Systems Management Planning (SMP) Chevrolet Corvette home from the One Lap of America race series.  As part of the warm welcome for the racecar, students and school leadership also accepted a “check” to support a student education and therapy program.  While students cheered for the racecar bearing their school’s logo on during the One Lap races, SMP and community members raised $10,700 for The Norman Howard School as part of a fundraising challenge.

SMP president Eric Rorapaugh just completed the nearly 3,000 mile One Lap of America race series. As part of that journey, Rorapaugh partnered with The Norman Howard School. Students hosted the car at their school last month before the race series. They also followed the car on social media during the multi-state journey.  SMP also offered a match for donations to benefit the student equestrian therapy and education program up to $5,000.

The Norman Howard School was identified as a community partner for Rorapaugh by his co-driver Steve Baxter, whose daughter attends the school. Other sponsors for the SMP One Lap of America car included: Cisco, Dell, Pure Storage, Van Bortel and Ingram Micro. The One Lap of America race series was held from April 30 to May 7. Team SMP posted videos and social media posts from the road which can be found at




About: The Norman Howard School

The Norman Howard School is an independent school serving 122 students grades 5-12 who learn differently. Located at 275 Pinnacle Rd, Rochester, NY, NHS offers a supportive setting, individualized programming, and an environment where students thrive. To learn more contact Rebecca Ferri, Communications Manager, at 585.210.4661 | or visit


About SMP:

SMP, a NYS Certified Woman-Owned Business and also recognized as a Rochester Top Workplace, provides value-based IT Solutions in the areas of collaboration, networking, data center, end-user computing and security. SMP serves a range of customers across industries such as healthcare, higher education, K-12 education, finance, manufacturing, government and commercial in New York, Pennsylvania, and New England. With locally-based teams in each market, SMP designs and delivers solutions in collaboration with top manufacturers such as Cisco, Dell, VMware and EMC. SMP also provides managed, hosted and professional services to help customers meet their organization’s goals and objectives.