The New Hampshire Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities and PPG are inviting all race fans to chat and enjoy chowdah during the INDY 225 weekend on Aug. 12, beginning at 5:30 p.m., in the hospitality village.

This New England themed clam bake will feature some of the IZOD IndyCar Series best drivers including; Helio Castroneves, a three-time Indianapolis 500 winner, Dancing with the Stars champion and one of the most popular personalities in all of sports; Pippa Mann, the first and only woman to win a pole at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the 2010 Freedom 100 race; Ryan Briscoe, one of the most versatile and accomplished racers in motorsports will also be on hand; Sebastian Saavedra, one of racing's brightest young talents and INDYCAR's next big thing; and Alex Tagliani who was this year's Indianapolis 500 pole winner. This group of INDYCAR stars will enjoy dinner and participate in a question and answer session for guests.

Tickets for the NHMS Chat and Chowdah are $50 and can be purchased by contacting SCC director Cheryl LaPrade at (603) 513-5738 or by e-mail at

All proceeds from the event will benefit the New Hampshire chapter of Speedway Children's Charities and children in need throughout New England.

About Speedway Children's Charities:

The mission of Speedway Children's Charities remains true to the ideals upon which the organization was founded in 1982: To care for children in educational, financial, social and medical need in order to help them lead productive lives. SCC provides funding for hundreds of non-profit organizations throughout the nation that meet the direct needs of children.  The organization's vision is that every child has the same opportunities no matter what obstacle they are facing. Since its inception, Speedway Children's Charities has raised over $30 million to benefit children in need.