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Race Weekend Wrap Up

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Hey everyone! It’s Tawnya from Speedway Children’s Charities–Las Vegas. Things are going great! As we’re wrapping up everything for NASCAR, we would like to thank everyone who came out and participated in our Track Walk and our Live Auction.

We would also like to thank everyone who participated in the ‘Princess 4 a day” and “Toy 4 a boy”.  All together we raised over $70,000 for the children of the Las Vegas Valley. It was a great experience and we hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did! Our Annual Golf Tournament is coming up in June! If you would like more information, please feel free to email me at Tschirmeister@lvms.com, or call 702-632-8280. Again, thank you so much for all of your support and we hope to see you soon!

This Week at SCC

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Hey everyone! It’s Tawnya from Speedway Children’s Charities. This week is going to be amazing! The whole SCC family is excited for the big weekend; our family even grew a bit. We have members from our national office coming in town to join us! There are a lot of big things happening here.

On Saturday, we have our Live Driver’s and Memorabilia Auction. There are many rare, and great things that are going to be auctioned off, so don’t forget to check it out after the Nationwide race! Then on Sunday, we have our Annual Track Walk, and the winners from the Driver’s Auction get to go out on the track. This weekend is very excited and everyone here is thrilled and we definitely cannot wait to see you!

Upcoming Race Weekend

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Hey everyone! My name is Tawnya, I am one of the interns over at Speedway Children’s Charities. There is so much going on in the office right now as we are preparing for NASCAR weekend. We have events going on all weekend. If you have little girls, they would love being turned into a princess by the Miss Motor Speedway contestants! Princess-4-A-Day, is being held on Saturday and Sunday, March 10th and the 11th.

For a small donation of $10, you can make your little girl become the princess of her dreams. After the Nationwide race on Saturday, head over to the Sprint Experience booth in the Midway for our Annual Drivers and Memorabilia LIVE AUCTION.  On Sunday from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., we are hosting our Annual Track Walk. For a donation of $25/$35, you get to walk around the track before the race starts. It is a great way to get a feel for everything that is going on, some restrictions may apply, for more information please contact me at tschirmeister@lvms.com.  Don’t forget to come look at everything we have going on that weekend!   

Summer is heating up at SCC

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Hello Everyone! My name is Janeth Mariscal. I am the Speedway Children’s Charities Las Vegas Chapter summer intern and I wanted to catch you up on what SCC has been up to in the past few months and details on some future events.

SCC kicked the summer off with its ninth annual SCC Golf Tournament. The 95.5 KWNR Greens & Guitars Golf Tournament brought many sponsors, volunteers, and fans out for a great day of golf and benefit concert at the Hard Rock Café. I would like to thank all our sponsors, Bears Best of Las Vegas, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Budweiser, Coca-Cola, Gecko Signs, CT Equipment, Waxie Sanitary Supply, Richard Petty Driving Experience, Lucas Oil, Pole Position Raceway, M.J. Dean Construction, Jones Media, Twin State Equipment, Exotics Racing, Sierra Ice, ThyseenKrupp Elevator, Blazin Bell Tech, Steve Beyer Productions, Inc., and The Hard Rock Café for making this event a great success. Your support is appreciated by all of us at Speedway Children’s Charities.

SCC is excited to bring a 50/50 Raffle program to the 2011 Bullring series. We recently launched a 50/50 Raffle at NASCAR K&N Series West O’Reilly Auto Parts 200 and had a great turnout. We are gearing up for our next 50/50 Raffle at the Chris Trickle Father’s Day Special this Saturday. SCC will continue to host 50/50 Raffles all summer long. Please, check out lvms.com for dates on all future Bullring events. Bring your friends and family for a night of short-track racing and come support Speedway Children’s Charities.

Summer is only the beginning for SCC, in fact we are gearing up for some exciting events coming this fall. The Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities will host its eighth annual “Cards for Kids” Poker Tournament, Thursday, October 27 at the Stratosphere Hotel & Casino. SCC will also host the Bob Tallman WNFR Charity Bowling Tournament, Saturday, December 3. Take a look at our events tab for all the details on these events and more!

I look forward to seeing you at future events and am hoping for a great turnout at each 50/50 Raffle event. Have a great week!

Kind Regards,

Janeth Mariscal
Speedway Children’s Charities
Las Vegas Chapter, Intern

Holly Jolly Holiday Season

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

How did it get to be November already?  Seems like yesterday I was poolside at a summer BBQ!  The holidays are officially upon us and boy do we ever have a busy event lineup.

Gift of Lights kicks-off the busy holiday season as Las Vegas Motor Speedway transforms into the North Pole.  The drive-thru spectacular opens nightly at 5 p.m. November 19 through January 2.  Admission is $15 per vehicle with partial proceeds benefiting the Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities.

NASCAR Champions Week is coming to town the first week of December.  The week’s festivities will commence with the second annual Chasers for Charity Fanfest on Wednesday, Dec. 1 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.  Be up close and personal with the 12 Chase drivers as they walk the red carpet before they face-off in a Family Feud-style game show.

Rope some strikes and wrangle some prizes at the third annual WNFR Celebrity Bowling Tournament on Saturday, Dec. 4 at the Gold Coast Hotel & Casino.  Rodeo and auto racing collide at this family fun event when Speedway Children’s Charities and Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund partner up.  Registration is only $100 for a team of four and is open now.

The annual Tree Lighting & Grant Distribution ceremony is Tuesday, Dec. 7.  The Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities will distribute $250,000 to 44 deserving children’s organizations in Southern Nevada.  This event concludes the 2010 season, but our job is never done.  We are gearing up for a great 2011 season kicking-off with NASCAR Weekend March 4-6 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Cheers!

Rachel Commeford
Director
Speedway Children’s Charities – Las Vegas

Survey Says…

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

With temperatures still well over 100 degrees, it’s hard to believe it’s fall. Keep the sweaters packed away because we’re sweating through these autumn days. Our upcoming fall event calendar is looking pretty hot too.

On Wednesday, Oct. 27, racing fans will go all-in at the seventh annual Cards for Kids Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament at the Cannery Hotel & Casino. Here’s your opportunity to face off against the stars of the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. Registration is available online now. If Lady Luck isn’t on your side, the event is free to watch and open to the public.

Survey says, all 12 Chase Drivers will face off in a Family-Feud style game show at the Chasers for Charity Fanfest on Wednesday, Dec. 1. Part of Champion’s Week, Kevin Bourke will host the NASCAR version of the popular television game show inside the Neon Garage at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Like last year, Richard Petty Driving Experience will offer rides with a percentage of the proceeds being donated to Speedway Children’s Charities. LVMS will offer tours of the facility. There will be interactive displays throughout the Neon Garage with live music on the main stage.

Bragging rights and the elusive Montana Smiths championship belt buckle are on the line at the third annual WNFR Celebrity Bowling Tournament. On Saturday, Dec. 4, the Gold Coast Hotel & Casino will open its doors once again to racing and rodeo fans to support charity. Register today to rope some strikes and wrangle some prizes.

Did we mention it’s a busy fall season? Check out our events page for more details. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Summer Wrap-Up!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Greetings Speedway Children’s Charities Supporters! Can you believe summer is coming to a close? I can’t believe how fast time has flown by. With summer wrapping up, my time with Speedway Children’s Charities is coming to an end. With that being said, I wanted to give you all an update on my summer with SCC.

As many of you know, 2010 grant applications were due August 1st. I have been quite busy with the overwhelming response of grants received from various southern Nevada charities. I am anxious for the Board of Trustees to review them and make their decision. I am thrilled to see how many children’s lives will be touched. In addition to our grants, SCC hosted many dine to donate events throughout the summer. I would like to thank everyone who participated in these events in July and August. Your support means more than you can imagine. Be on the lookout for more dine to donate events for the fall. Tentatively scheduled, both Tommy Burger locations will be hosting our September dine to donate event.

SCC is not cooling off for the fall, in fact we are gearing up for some exciting events. Take a look at our events tab and you will find information for our Blood Drive, 2nd Annual Track Walk and our “Cards for Kids” Poker Tournament and 3rd annual Celebrity Bowling Tournament. The Chasers for Charity Fanfest is going to be even bigger and better this year. You won’t want to miss it! Stay connected and follow us - we’re on Facebook and Twitter!

Three months have blown by for me. My time as an intern with Speedway Children’s Charities has been an experience that I will never forget. I can now say I have a better understanding of the non-profit sector and a greater compassion for all that charities do. I would like to personally thank Rachel Commeford, Aubrey Hall and Jeff Motley for giving me the opportunity to learn and lend a hand to Speedway Children’s Charities.

All the Best,

Ashley Freeman
Intern, Speedway Children’s Charities

Hello Everyone! My name is Ashley Freeman. I am the Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities summer intern and wanted to take the time to share with you the details of our Dine to Donate events for the month of July.

Dine to Donate is a program designed to benefit organizations by allowing them to raise extra funding in the local community. Participating restaurants will donate a percentage of each guest's check to SCC. Guests must present the event flyer in order for SCC to receive the donation. Depending on the restaurant, the donation may range from 10 to 20 percent of the bill.

As you know, we are always looking for ways to raise funds for our wonderful program. That being said, we decided to partner with several well-known restaurants in the Las Vegas/Henderson area that have been generous enough donate part of participant's proceeds to SCC. Below you will find information on each events.

Claim Jumper
Thursday, July 8

11 a.m.-10 p.m.

601 N. Green Valley Pkwy
Henderson, NV
(702) 933-0880

6629 Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV
(702) 270-2509

1100 S. Fort Apache Rd
Summerlin, NV
(702) 243-8751

Chili's
Wednesday, July 14

11 a.m.-10 p.m.

10080 S Eastern Ave.
Henderson, NV 89052

Buffalo Wild Wings
Wednesday, July 21
11 a.m.-10 p.m.

617 Mall Ring Circle
Henderson, NV 89014

Redemption flyers for each of these dine to donate events will be available to print on our Facebook page and through our e-mail listing. Also, please feel free to contact me at afreeman@lvms.com should you want one, I would be more than willing to send them to you.

Please come out and enjoy great food for a great cause! I am looking forward to raising additional funds for SCC and am hoping for an amazing turnout at each of our Dine to Donate events. Have a great week!

All the Best,

Ashley Freeman
Speedway Children's Charities
Las Vegas Chapter

Welcome to the Team!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

The Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities (SCC) would like to welcome its newest Board of Trustees member, Blake Bradley!

Mr. Bradley, a native Nevadan, works for Outdoor Promotions LLC as a Senior Account Executive. He is a graduate of UNLV and has an extensive background in both advertising sales and business. He hopes to not only promote, but be an advocate for SCC to increase awareness of our contributions to children's organizations in southern Nevada. Additionally, Blake has said, he admires that our common goal is always about helping children.

Being a father of a special needs child, Blake's passion for SCC comes from the first hand experience of generosity and support our organization has provided with the Miracle Flight for Kids organization for his son. For those unaware, Miracle Flights for Kids is non-profit organizations on a mission to help families overcome the financial obstacles of travel by providing flights that allow children to receive proper medical care and obtain second opinions about their care. Blake is truly an amazing example of what can happen when people believe in a cause. From all of us at the Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities, we would like to welcome you to our family and we look forward to everything you will contribute to our organization.

Happy New Year

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

I hope 2010 has brought you lots of happiness thus far, and your new year's resolution is still as real as it was three weeks ago.

Speedway Children's Charities is excited for the New Year and has NASCAR Weekend on the brain.  It's hard to believe that it's only five weeks away.  There are lots of fun events lined up.  

On Thursday, February 25th join us for the 12th annual AutoTrader.com NASCAR Driver Auction presented by Boyd Gaming.  Here's your chance at a ride of a lifetime - bid for an opportunity to meet and ride along with your favorite driver on the pre-race parade lap.  Sam's Town Live! doors open at 5 p.m. and there will be an abundance of NASCAR memorabilia to bid on during the silent auction.  You will be entertained, no doubt. 

Shelby American ticket holders will walk where the rubber burns on Sunday, February 28th during the annual Track Walk.  Race fans should register online now if they want to walk the 1.5 mile lap on the superspeedway.  For more details and information, visit the events tab on www.speedwaycharities.org

Thank you again for your continued support in the past.  We look forward to 2010 with everything that it promises to be and more.  Never hesitate to let us know your thoughts and something you'd like to see at a Speedway Children's Charities event.

Truly, 

Rachel Commeford
Director, Speedway Children's Charities
Las Vegas Chapter

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