The Bristol Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities has been selected as the Jersey Mike's Month of Giving recipient for March 2017, it was announced recently.

As part of the month long program, patrons who visit any of the eight Jersey Mike's locations in the Tri-Cities for lunch or dinner can make a donation of $1, $3 or $5 that will benefit Speedway Children's Charities. On Wednesday, March 29, during Jersey Mike's Day of Giving, all sales from that day at each Tri-Cities store will go directly to Speedway Children's Charities.

It is the fifth year that Bristol's chapter of SCC has been selected to receive funds from the national sub chain's popular Month of Giving event.

In 2016, Jersey Mike's donated more than $20,000 to SCC and the amount was a critical component in the Bristol chapter's effort of reaching its record-breaking fundraising goal of  more than $1 million to help children in need in Southwest Virginia and northeast Tennessee.

"We are so blessed to once again be included in Jersey Mike's Month of Giving," said Claudia Byrd, executive director of the Bristol Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities. "Partnerships like this one are essential to helping our chapter raise the funds necessary to continue to assist the agencies and children in our region."