Race Week Means Big Things For Speedway Children’s Charities New Hampshire Chapter

(Press Release from New Hampshire Motor Speedway)

Former NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Star Ricky Craven (left) hosted his annual “One for the Kids” golf tournament Thursday at Loudon Country Club, one of seven SCC events this week (Photo: Courtesy New Hampshire Motor Speedway)

LOUDON, N.H. – With seven events scheduled over the next five days, the New Hampshire Chapter of the Speedway Children’s Charities is ready for a big week of fundraising and fun at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Since its inception in 2009, the SCC’s New Hampshire Chapter has raised more than $1.4 million, which has benefitted more than 275,000 children in nonprofit organizations across New England.

“We have so many wonderful opportunities to raise money during our NASCAR race weeks, and we are so fortunate to have so many drivers and members of the racing community give their valuable time for us,” said Cheryl LaPrade, director of the SCC’s New Hampshire Chapter. “The successes we have this week truly impact and provide much-needed support for children in the region.”

Below is a look at this week’s events.

Wednesday, July 12
Laps for Charity, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
For a $30 donation, fans can ride in the Official New Hampshire Motor Speedway Toyota Camry Pace Car or they can drive their own vehicle for three “fast laps” around the 1.058-mile oval. Participants must be 6 years or older.

Thursday, July 13
Ricky Craven’s “One for the Kids” Golf Tournament
presented by United Site Services, 8:30 a.m.
Eleven-year NASCAR Sprint Cup Series veteran and ESPN NASCAR analyst Ricky Craven of Newburgh, Maine, invites golfers to spend a day on the links and help kids in need across New England. The eighth annual tournament will be held at Loudon Country Club.

Friday, July 14
Champion Breakfast, 8:00 a.m.
Seven-time Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson and 2016 XFINITY Series champion Daniel Suarez will take part in this annual event that benefits the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD). The Champions Breakfast brings together an audience of 400, including many regional business leaders.

Ride of a Lifetime Auction, 6:00 p.m.
Held in the Lite Lobster Lounge, fans can bid to take a pre-race parade lap with their favorite Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver before Sunday’s Overton’s 301.

Saturday, July 15
Helicopter Rides, 9:00 a.m. – Dusk
For $60/person, fans can take a scenic ride around New Hampshire Motor Speedway property. Tickets may be purchased outside of Turn 3 at the helipad. Participants must be 18 years or older.

Track Walk presented by PPG, 8:00 p.m.
Fans will have the opportunity to walk around the track on the night before the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Overton’s 301. Presented by PPG, July’s Track Walk will feature two-time New Hampshire Motor Speedway Cup Series winner and New England native Joey Logano. Registration is $25. Children 16 and under are free with a paid adult (one child per adult registration).

Sunday, July 17
Red Bucket Brigade
The Red Bucket Brigade, which passes red buckets throughout the stands to collect money for SCC, will take place at the first caution of Sunday’s Overton’s 301 or at the 50-lap mark, whichever comes first. The grandstand bucket pass originated at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and is now being used at other Speedway Motorsports, Inc. (SMI) tracks across the country.

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