The NASCAR Foundation and Speedway Children's Charities to Host NASCAR Day Giveathon

The 75 hours of giving begins May 16 in honor of NASCAR's 75th Anniversary. Nonprofits are encouraged to register as recipients now at NASCARdaygiveathon.org

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR, The NASCAR Foundation, Speedway Motorsports and Speedway Children's Charities are teaming up to host a 75-hour event to raise funds for nonprofits across the country, as part of the sport's 75th Anniversary celebrations.

The Giveathon begins Tuesday, May 16 at 5:00 p.m. ET and goes until 8:00 p.m. ET on Friday, May 19, officially known as "the NASCAR Day Giveathon." The 75-hour giving period will feature a multitude of bonus grants and matching gift donations for nonprofit organizations as well as commemorative prizes/memorabilia for donors. The goal will be to raise $750,000 in charitable funds. Nonprofits interested in participating are encouraged to register at NASCARdaygiveathon.org before the May 1 deadline.

The NASCAR Foundation will work with organizations in the weeks approaching the Giveathon to increase awareness of this national movement across the extensive network of passionate NASCAR fans. Additionally, NASCAR and Speedway Motorsports will contribute a combined $100,000 for gifts up to $750 to be matched from these funds.

"The NASCAR industry has a long history of giving back in our racing communities to help others. We're thrilled to partner with Speedway Motorsports and Speedway Children's Charities for this amazing event," said Nichole Krieger, Vice President and Executive Director of The NASCAR Foundation. "The opportunity to raise funds for hundreds of nonprofit organizations, all while connecting with NASCAR fans and people across the industry is what makes the Giveathon so special. We can't wait to see it all come to fruition on NASCAR Day."

"As the sport of NASCAR comes together to celebrate its 75th anniversary, this is such a unique opportunity for fans worldwide to come together in support of organizations that benefit our communities," said Jessica Fickenscher, Managing Director for Speedway Children's Charities. "The nonprofits that participate as recipients in the Giveathon are worthy charities who need our help. Alongside NASCAR, The NASCAR Foundation and race fans everywhere, we can make a significant impact that will carry far beyond NASCAR Day and the NASCAR All-Star Race weekend."

Contributions will be accepted online throughout the entire 75-hour window, with donors designating their funds towards their charities of choice from the list of participating organizations. Each nonprofit will have their own online Giveathon page to solicit donations. Select prizes including T-shirts, autographed items and matching gifts from corporate sponsors will be offered as incentives during the Giveathon.

To learn more about the NASCAR Day Giveathon, or to register your nonprofit for the event, please visit NASCARDaygiveathon.org. Nonprofit registration closes Monday, May 1.

The NASCAR Foundation is a leading charity that works to improve the lives of children who need it most in NASCAR racing communities through the Speediatrics Children's Fund and the Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award. Since 2006, The NASCAR Foundation has contributed nearly $43 Million to impact the lives of more than 1.7 million children across the country.

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 live 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 obstacles they are facing. Since inception, SCC has distributed more than $65 million in grants to ensure children in need are given the tools to build a better, brighter and healthier future.

 

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