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NHMS Fans Fuel Annual Donation

            to New England Children in Need

            by Shannon Stephens

            Speedway Children’s Charities New Hampshire Chapter
            distributed $55,375 in grants to 51 charities to help
            children across New England.

            Other than race day, it truly is the most wonderful time   “During this time of giving, it’s only fitting that we are
            of the year when New Hampshire Motor Speedway has    here together thanks to the New Hampshire Motor
            the annual honor of handing out thousands of dollars   Speedway and Speedway Children’s Charities,” said
            to various children’s charities throughout the region.    Mayor Craig. “All of you here today are among the
            As has become tradition, the holiday spirit filled The   many organizations that make our city and our state
            Palace Theatre in Manchester, N.H. last December for   a great place, and I want to thank all of you for your
            the 11th annual Speedway Children’s Charities New    dedication and your service to our children. I’m proud
            Hampshire Chapter grant distribution ceremony.       to be here with all of you to recognize the outstanding
            Standing before a festive backdrop of “A Christmas   work that you do.”
            Carol,” 51 charity groups took turns coming up on
            stage to receive a check to help cover operation     Since its inception in 2009, New Hampshire Motor
            expenses. In all, $55,375 was handed out that day    Speedway and SCC have distributed more than $1.8
            with the help of Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig.       million, supporting more than 808,000 children in the
                                                                 local community. All of the funds raised are generated
            “It is such a feel-good day knowing we are making a   from various fan-related activities throughout the year,
            difference in the lives of others,” said David McGrath,   including the famed “Red Bucket Brigade,” which has
            executive vice president and general manager of New   become a fixture in the grandstands at major race
            Hampshire Motor Speedway. “True holiday spirit is all   events. Fans have already dug deep and given
            about helping those who need a little extra, and I’m so   generously to help the cause of kids.
            proud to be a part of this team who makes the holidays
            brighter for so many children in our community.”
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