SPEEDWAY CHILDREN'S CHARITIES ANNOUNCES AUGUST 2015 RACE WEEK ACTIVITIES
With August Race Week at hand, the Bristol Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities (SCC) is providing guests with a range of sporting tournaments, memorabilia auctions, chance-of-a-lifetime ride-alongs and more, all to benefit regional children in need.
In 2014 the charity distributed $749,000 to 88 area organizations, a record they're seeking to match, and possibly break.
"We work to exceed expectations, especially when it comes to helping disadvantaged children in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia," said Claudia Byrd, executive director of the Bristol Chapter of SCC. "We have the wonderful responsibility of helping our guests experience all the excitement, competition and fun that goes along with race week. We also have the privilege of seeing the many hundreds of children who receive health care, nutritional assistance, education and more as a result. It's a very exciting time of year for us and we're grateful for each and every guest who supports Speedway Children's Charities."
Race guests and area residents have a wide range of opportunities to support SCC. A full list of events benefiting the Bristol Chapter's outreach includes:
Krispy Kreme Booth Sales—HOT NOW Doughnuts available Friday, Aug. 21 and Saturday, Aug. 22 at the Krispy Kreme Booth in the corporate display lot alongside Beaver Creek at Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS).
Johnsonville Brats Sales—Johnsonville Brats will set up in the front display lot (next to Volunteer Parkway) to sell brats and beverages on Friday, Aug. 21 and Saturday, Aug. 22.
Memorabilia Live Auction—Thursday, Aug. 20, third floor of the Bruton Smith Building at BMS. Preview items at 5 p.m. with auction beginning at 6 p.m. Many items from favorite racing teams will be on the auction block including sheet metal, autographed jackets, rides with drivers, and more.
Superpass—Saturday, Aug. 22, join SCC for an exclusive BMS Track Tour. Guests will enter at the Start/Finish line and have two hours to experience the track prior to the race. Samples, coupons, pit crews, and more will be available to enjoy. Purchase of Superpass also includes pre-race ceremonies, pre-race concert and driver introductions. Check out www.bristolmotorspeedway.com for more information. Portion of proceeds to benefit SCC.
Flex Seal Charity Cornhole Classic—Qualifying tournaments take place Friday, Aug. 21 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 22 at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. The top four teams from each qualifier automatically move into the Championship Tournament held Saturday, Aug. 22 at 3 p.m. Cost is $40 per team and each player will receive a tournament t-shirt. Pre-Register online at https://bristol.speedwaycharities.org/events/.
Sharky 500 Tickets—Purchase a shark ticket for $10 for the opportunity to win a new John Deere 825i Gator all-terrain vehicle! The rubber sharks will be released October 11 in Beaver Creek behind BMS. First shark to race 500 yards and cross the finish line wins! Other great prizes will be awarded for 2nd through 10th places. Tickets are available to purchase at http://bristol.speedwaycharities.org/events/.
NRA Shooting Stars Tournament—Tuesday, Aug. 18 at Shooter's Edge Indoor Range in Piney Flats, Tenn. Join some of NASCAR's rising stars for the fifth indoor shooting range fundraiser. Participants will be outfitted with a .22 caliber firearm and ammunition to take aim at 15 different targets. Additional sponsors include ABC 19, Mitch Cox Companies and Acorn Electrical. Call SCC at 423-989-6975 to register.
Seat Time Racing School—Test the World's Fastest Half-Mile at high speeds like NASCAR drivers do! Seat Time Racing Experience is setting up for experiences on the track from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 20. For a list of opportunities, call 704-998-1957 or visit www.seattimeracingschool.com. Portion of proceeds benefit SCC.
18th Annual Speedway Children's Charities Golf Tournament presented by Baker's Construction Services—Monday, Aug. 17 at Tri Cities Golf Course in Blountville, Tenn. The day begins with registration at 10 a.m., lunch at 11 a.m. and a shotgun start at Noon. A team of four, including hole sponsorship, is $750. Additional sponsors include Tele-Optics and ABC 19. For more information on partnerships or to sign up for the tournament, please call SCC at 423-989-6975.
The Night Race 5K presented by Bojangles—Don't miss THE Night Race 5K, Thursday, Aug. 20 at 8:30 p.m.! Runners will follow a winding route that includes a sprint down Thunder Valley's legendary drag strip, a spin around the Speedway's challenging high banks, and a finish line party celebrating the arrival of NASCAR's finest haulers as they pull in to the track. For more information, visit www.bristol.speedwaycharities.org.
Ultimate Experiences Online Auction—Bid on a chance to ride with one of NASCAR's Superstars during driver introductions for the IRWIN Tools Night Race! Winners will also receive cold pit passes for Cup day. Available drivers include: Carl Edwards, Tony Stewart, Kevin Harvick, Danica Patrick and many more. Additional items include All Access passes to Bristol Motor Speedway and the opportunity to be Spotter for a Day! Bid online at www.sccauctions.com until August 17.
For more information on participating in these Race Week events or to learn more about Speedway Children's Charities, visit www.Bristol.SpeedwayCharities.org.