More Than $127,000 Raised for Local Nonprofits During NASCAR Race Weekend
NASCAR weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) proved to be successful for local nonprofits with the dedication of both the New Hampshire Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities (SCCNH) and the many volunteer groups who helped fundraise more than $127,000 during the July 17-18 Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 event.
SCCNH, the official charity of NHMS, hosted four events over the course of the week, including traditional favorites Laps for Charity and the Wicked Good Live Auction, and two new opportunities, Sign the Track Wall Banner and the 50/50 Raffle sponsored by PPG. These events helped SCCNH raise more than $100,000 for local children’s charities and groups.
“I am blown away at the sheer generosity of New England race fans,” said Danielle Cyr, director for SCCNH and director of marketing for NHMS. “I cannot wait to add these funds to the money we’ve already raised this year and will distribute as grants this December.”
Each December, SCCNH distributes grants to local nonprofit organizations in the region. In 2019, 51 grants were distributed totaling $55,375, and since its inception in 2009, NHMS and SCCNH have distributed more than $1.8 million supporting more than 808,000 children across New England.
Teams of motivated fundraising groups, many of which are from New Hampshire or New England, also help NHMS over the course of NASCAR weekend. From grandstand cleaning to landscaping to parking and concession stands, these volunteers help make the speedway look its best from green flag to checkered flag. In return, these groups are paid as a way to fundraise toward the nonprofit organization they represent. This year, 20 volunteer groups raised nearly $28,000 during race weekend to help their chosen nonprofits.
Upcoming events for SCCNH include:
- Dale Jr. Foundation Safe Kids 301 on Friday, Aug. 13 from 4-7:30 p.m.
- Laps for Charity (1.058-mile oval) on Sunday, Sept. 12 from 5-7:30 p.m.
- Laps for Charity (1.6-mile full road course) on Friday, Oct. 8 from 4:30-7:30 p.m.
For more information, please contact New Hampshire Chapter Director Danielle Cyr at [email protected].
Keep track of all of the New Hampshire Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities events on the charity website and by following on Facebook (@SCC.NH), Twitter (@SCCNHMS) and Instagram (@SCCNHMS). To donate directly to SCCNH, please visit SpeedwayCharities.org/Donate/#NewHampshire.
About Speedway Children’s Charities (SCC)
The mission of Speedway Children’s Charities is to care for children with educational, financial, social and medical needs to help them lead productive lives. Founded by Bruton Smith in 1982, Speedway Children’s Charities is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization providing funding for hundreds of non-profit organizations that meet the direct needs of children. The New Hampshire Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities was officially established in 2009. Since then, the New Hampshire Motor Speedway Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities has raised more than $1.8 million, supporting more than 808,000 children in the local community. The goal is to ensure that every child in need be given the tools to build a better, brighter and healthier future.