SCC, Nonprofits Thankful to Fans, Volunteers
In July, it was Kyle Busch. In September, it was Matt Kenseth. But it was the local nonprofits from throughout New England that were able to find victory lane during both NASCAR weekends at the Magic Mile this season, generating a total of $585,605 from the help of volunteer organizations and the events put on by the New Hampshire Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities.
During each major event weekend, New Hampshire Motor Speedway depends on teams of impassioned fundraising groups to help with parking, landscaping, cleaning, ushering, and much more. In return, the speedway donates money to each group that goes toward the nonprofit organization their representing.
During this past September 24-27 NASCAR weekend, volunteer groups generated nearly $200,000, while the New Hampshire Chapter of the Speedway Children's Charities raised close to $145,000.
"NASCAR fans are some of the most generous fans in all of professional sports," said Cheryl LaPrade, director of SCC's NH Chapter. "We know how hard they work for their money and we appreciate anything that they are willing to give to help our children across the region."
Volunteer groups traveled from all across New England to participate. Teen Challenge, which has been represented by teens and young adults from across the region over the last few years, once again played a huge part in getting the speedway ready. The group put in more than 2,000 community service hours over the summer, leading right into and through race week.
A total of 63 organizations were represented over the most recent NASCAR weekend, and due to the hard work and dedication of those volunteers, $198,191 in revenue was generated (a total of $317,641 between the two race weekends). Checks ranged from $130 to over $12,220 for each group.
The New Hampshire Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities also had a strong SYLVANIA 300 NASCAR weekend. Thanks in large part to events like the Charity Clay Shoot, Driver Memorabilia Auction and the Red Bucket Brigade, the SCC was able to raise $144,194 for local children's charities and groups. All told, between the July and September race weekends, the SCC raised $267,964.
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