Atlanta Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities to Grant More Than $237,000 to Local Children's Organizations
Atlanta's Speedway Children's Charities chapter will provide grants to 35 local children's organizations and grants to 9 national children's organizations, with the goal of making a difference in the lives of children. The funds were distributed to groups providing social, emotional and media services to children in need.
The more than $237,000 being awarded was raised by Atlanta's Speedway Children's Charities through a combination of events, including the "Festival of Suites" presented by AutoTrader.com, 50/50 raffles held during Thursday Thunder Legends races, the NASCAR Foundation track walk sponsored by Aflac, the Reed Sorenson Charity Golf Classic presented by AutoTrader.com, and the inaugural SCC Clay Shoot presented by Atreus Homes. Speedway Children's Charities also received donations from individuals and corporations.
Founded in 1982 by Speedway Motorsports, Inc. chairman O. Bruton Smith, making a difference in a child's life is the focus of Speedway Children's Charities and the organization strives to do this in collaboration with the non-profit organizations they support nationwide.
Individually, SCC's local chapters identify the needs of children in their communities and award grants to organizations that address them. SCC has eight chapters nationwide in markets where Speedway Motorsports, Inc. has NASCAR speedways.
For more information on the Atlanta chapter of Speedway Children's Charities or the 2008 Grant Distribution and Holiday Celebration, visit http://atlanta.speedwaycharities.org/ or email Shaun Birindelli at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2009 Grant Recipients:
A Friend's House
Art's Clayton, Inc.
Bert's Big Adventure
Boy Scouts of America Flint River Council
Brain Tumor Foundation for Children
Camp Twin Lakes
Chastain Horse Park, Ltd.
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Clayton County Challengers
Community Bible Fellowship
Cure Childhood Cancer, Inc.
Dream Makers Youth Foundation
Flint Circuit Council on Family Violence - Haven House
Fragile Kids Foundation
Fulton County CASA
Hemophilia of Georgia, Inc.
Henry Arts Alliance, Inc.
Henry County Parks and Rec - Special Olympics
Kate's Club, Inc.
Motor Racing Outreach
Noah's Ark Children Care Homes, Inc.
People First of Henry County
Prevent Child Abuse Georgia
Royal Family Kid's Camp of Clayton County
Southwest Christian Care
The Bridge, Inc.
United Cerebral Palsy of Macon and Middle Georgia
Users New Look
Duke Children's Hospital
Jamie McMurray Foundation
Jimmie Johnson Foundation
Kyle Busch Foundation
The Dale Jr. Foundation
The Jeff Gordon Foundation
Tony Stewart Foundation