Speedway Children’s Charities Raises More Than $25,000 for Austin-Area Children During NASCAR at COTA Weekend

Race fans who attended the March 22-24 NASCAR at COTA weekend at Circuit of The Americas (COTA) donated more than $25,000 that will benefit Austin-area children this year through Speedway Children’s Charities (SCC), the official charity of Speedway Motorsports.

Funds were raised throughout the three-day EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix tripleheader weekend through:

Laps for Charity: Race fans experienced driving their own vehicle around the 3.41-mile, 20-turn permanent road course behind an official NASCAR at COTA Toyota pace car.
Live Auction: Race fans bid on unique experiences and autographed memorabilia during the Friday night THOR Family of Companies Camper Appreciation Party.
Fan Assistance Golf Carts: Donations were accepted as the golf carts escorted race fans all over COTA property.

“It is heartwarming to see how much the Austin community has embraced Speedway Children’s Charities and have rallied behind our mission,” said Speedway Children’s Charities Texas Chapter Executive Director Marissa Chaney. “We look forward to continued growth and opportunities to raise money for kids in need throughout the greater Austin area.”

Funds raised from these events will be distributed in the form of grants to local organizations that focus on children’s services in the greater Austin area. Donations can be made any time at SpeedwayCharities.org/Donate/#COTA.

Earlier this year, SCC distributed $25,000 to Dell Children’s Mental Health Family Fund to help them continue meeting the growing number of families whose children are facing mental health crises including children who have been victims of trafficking, homelessness and abuse that are in need of care but are without resources. The grant resulted from fundraising efforts during the 2023 NASCAR at COTA event.

There are 11 SCC chapters around the country, and combined in 2023, SCC distributed more than $4.2 million in grants to hundreds of different charitable organizations across the country, bringing the total funds distributed since 1982 to more than $69 million, ensuring many children in need are given the tools to build a better, brighter and healthier future. The money raised comes in large part thanks to the fundraising efforts of 11 Speedway Motorsports facilities and events: Atlanta Motor Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Dover Motor Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, NASCAR at COTA, Nashville Superspeedway, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, North Wilkesboro Speedway, Sonoma Raceway and Texas Motor Speedway.


Fans can renew their tickets for the 2025 EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix online at NASCARatCOTA.com.

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