SPEEDWAY CHILDREN'S CHARITIES' 50/50 RAFFLE BENEFITS TRI-CITIES REGION
BRISTOL, Tenn. (Sept. 15, 2016) - The Speedway Children's Charities 50/50 Raffle presented by Grand Home Furnishings is in the books with the winning ticket identified this past weekend.
SCC officials drew the winning raffle ticket (No. 2615) during the third quarter of the Pilot Flying J Battle at Bristol, the world's largest college football game ever. The winner, a resident of Kingsport, Tenn., will receive more than $80,000 with SCC also raising more than $80,000 for area children.
"We are so blessed and thankful for everyone who participated in the SCC 50/50 Raffle presented by Grand Home Furnishings," said Claudia Byrd, executive director for SCC. "This was an outstanding way to support local kids in the region and win a prize at the same time."
For those interested in helping the Bristol Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities reach their goal of $1 million, please donate visit www.bristol.speedwaycharities.org/donate. The fiscal year ends on September 30.
To begin the new fiscal year, SCC will host with The Pinnacle Speedway in Lights, one of the largest drive through Christmas light displays in the country. The event, which features visits with Santa Claus and a fully decorated Christmas Village presented by Eastman Credit Union, will open on November 18 and run through January 7.
About Bristol Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities
The Bristol Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities, a 501©(3) nonprofit organization committed to raising funds for distribution to children's-based nonprofit organizations, was established in 1997. Since its inception, the chapter has raised more than $9 million, awarding grants to hundreds of qualified organizations in the 18-county area surrounding Bristol Motor Speedway. The board of trustees for the Bristol Chapter consists of 18 members, a diverse group of individuals from across the region with wide-ranging backgrounds. The trustees, two staff members and more than 300 volunteers are responsible for hosting numerous events at Bristol Motor Speedway and throughout the Bristol (Tennessee/Virginia) community. For more information about the Bristol Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities, visit bristol.speedwaycharities.org.