A Big Thank You to the Best Race Fans
The New Hampshire Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities would like to thank everyone for making the SYLVANIA 300 weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway such a great success.
Kick starting the week of events was the Laps for Charity event where fans felt the rush of driving their personal vehicle around “The Magic Mile” days before their favorite drivers strapped in for the Chase.
On Friday, fans were treated to a Lobster Bake hosted by SYLVANIA. The spotlight was on championship contender Carl Edwards as he entertained the crowd with his dynamic address as well as his candor with Dick Berggren who facilitated the Q&A session with Edwards.
On Saturday night, fans got a chance to bid on sheet metal and various memorabilia from their favorite driver. Joining us at the auction was the driver of the No. 20 Home Depot Toyota Joey Logano and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver of the No. 9 Germain Racing Toyota, Max Papis. The crowd was treated to a banter between Logano and Papis. A lucky fan even bought the shirt right off of Max’s back!
On Sunday, our auction winners got to take the Ride of a Lifetime with their favorite Sprint Cup Series stars during driver introductions.
After the green flag dropped the Red Bucket Brigade descended on the grandstands and collected donations for our chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities.
When the racecars left the track and the campers returned to their homes, the New Hampshire Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities partnered with Feed the Children, the N.H. Food Bank and the Capital Region Food Pantry to provide 800 families in need with non-perishable food and personal care items.
Last weekend, 1300 folks from across New England came to NHMS to participate in Recess unsupervised during the Renegade Playground Challenge. The Renegade Playground Challenge is a 5– 6k run that includes mud holes, water, climbing and much more. While it was a fun event showers were needed by all.
We are now hard at work reviewing the grant applications that we received from non-profit children organizations across the six-state region. We will soon be distributing all the funds raised this year to numerous deserving organizations.
It is because of the generosity of people like you that we are able to help children in need across New England. I sincerely thank you for your continued support. Stay tuned because 2012 will bring an exciting line up of events that benefit the New Hampshire Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities.
~Many thanks and be well,