Fans Can Enjoy Once-In-A-Lifetime Experiences and Help Children In Need During May Race Weeks at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Charlotte, NC May 3, 2013 – The 10 greatest days in racing are right around the corner and the Charlotte Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities is providing many chances for fans to support Cabarrus County and Charlotte-area children in need. Opportunities include an online auction with VIP prize packs, face painting, volunteer opportunities and more during NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race and Coca-Cola 600 race weeks at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Fans can go online and bid for a chance to ride around the track with one of their favorite NASCAR stars, like Jeff Burton, during driver introductions for the Coca-Cola 600. Photo: CMS/HHP

Fans can go online and bid for a chance to ride around the track with one of their favorite NASCAR stars, like Jeff Burton, during driver introductions for the Coca-Cola 600. Photo: CMS/HHP

VIP Experiences Available Through Online Auction

Speedway Children’s Charities and Charlotte Motor Speedway have teamed up to put together once-in-a-lifetime opportunities at the upcoming May NASCAR events up for auction. All items available are exclusive and meant to give fans VIP treatment at the races. Packages up for bid include a chance to be in Victory Circle for the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, Victory Circle for the Coca-Cola 600, the opportunity to ride in the truck with a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver during driver introductions at the Coca-Cola 600 and more. Proceeds from the auction go toward helping children in need. Visit the auction site at https://www.sccauctions.com/Default.aspx to see all of the packages and place a bid.

Face Painting for Kids

Children attending the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race or Coca-Cola 600 will be able to get their faces painted. For a small donation, kids can choose a fun design to have painted on them. Two locations will be set up, one in the Play Zone and one behind the family seating area at the Toyota Fourth-Turn Terrace. Volunteer face painters are still needed. Fans interested in helping can contact Holly Strain with Speedway Children’s Charities at 704-455-3286.

Golf Cart Shuttles

Speedway Children’s Charities volunteers will be on hand to provide golf cart rides throughout NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race and Coca-Cola 600 weekends. The rides are free for fans and donations can be made to support Cabarrus County and Charlotte-area children in need. Volunteers are still needed to drive the golf carts. Those interested in volunteering can visit http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4BA5A82DA13-fanassistance2 to sign up.

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

During Coca-Cola 600 race weekend, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts will be selling their famous doughnuts with all proceeds going to the Charlotte Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities. Single doughnuts will be on sale for $1. Fans can purchase a half-dozen for $5. SCC volunteers will also be making deliveries to campgrounds at 8 a.m. each morning. 

There are Speedway Children’s Charities chapters at eight Speedway Motorsports, Inc., facilities: Atlanta Motor Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Kentucky Speedway, Sonoma Raceway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, New Hampshire Motor Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway. Throughout the year, Speedway Children’s Charities hosts a number of charitable events at each track. For more information on Speedway Children’s Charities – Charlotte Chapter and upcoming events, visit www.charlotte.speedwaycharities.org.

About Speedway Children’s Charities

The mission of Speedway Children’s Charities remains true to the ideals it was founded upon 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 nonprofit organizations throughout the nation that meet the direct needs of children. Our vision is that every child has the same opportunities no matter what obstacle they are facing.

 

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Michael "Beach Mick" Hudson

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Michael "Beach Mick" Hudson is the founder and Editor of Beach Carolina Magazine. Living along the coast of North Carolina, Mike has a passion for the beach and loves to bring news and events of the Carolinas to others around the world.

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