The Atlanta chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities distributed $94,261 in grants to 35 metro Atlanta non-profit organizations during a ceremony at Atlanta Motor Speedway Thursday. The grants have been made possible thanks to individual donations collected at various events throughout the year.
“Contributing to local organizations that provide substantial and lasting assistance to children in need is a point of pride for us,” SCC Atlanta Board of Directors Chairman Trea Pipkin said. “We would like to thank our dedicated supporters, corporate partners, and volunteers whose efforts throughout the year have made these contributions possible.”
Since its founding in 1994, Speedway Children’s Charities Atlanta has granted more than $4 million to local children’s causes in metro Atlanta.
With local chapters at each of Speedway Motorsports, Inc.'s eight premier NASCAR facilities, Speedway Children's Charities raises grant money through local fundraisers including golf tournaments, track events, barbeque cook-offs, auctions for unique race experiences like driver ride-alongs, nightly event promotions, and much more.
Each chapter provides grants to programs which specifically help children in their respective region. Chapter support comes from providing winter coats and backpack meals to low-income families as well as facilitating clubs that provide healthy after-school activities and aiding hospital cancer research.
For more information on Speedway Children's Charities or to learn how to volunteer or make a donation to your local chapter, visit www.speedwaycharities.org.