Hi everyone! It has been pretty busy here for the past few weeks as SCC Las Vegas quickly approaches its 2009 grant application deadline.

We have already had several local organizations' applications come in and are very excited to start the process in August!

Because the middle of summer is our slow time as far as events go, the board won't be having our usual monthly meeting, but we are always in the process of brainstorming for new and exciting fundraising ideas! The city of Las Vegas has so many great opportunities and we are working closely with a lot of local organizations and companies to continue our charity's growth in the city. The ‘Dancing with the Las Vegas Stars' competition and fundraisers started by local drivers at Las Vegas Motor Speedway have both been great new contributors to our fundraising efforts here.

Even though December seems so far away when you're in this 110-degree heat here in the Valley, we're already getting prepared for our second annual WNFR Celebrity Bowling Tournament, benefiting Speedway Children's Charities and the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund at the Gold Coast Hotel and Casino, Dec. 5. Last year's event was such a huge success that this year, we're planning on making it bigger and better. Belt buckles from Montana Silversmiths are ordered, team spaces are already being reserved and we could not be more excited! We're working on booking some of the top stars from the WNRF as well as other celebrity participants for the event and we'll be posting more information in the next few weeks.

Keep checking back to the Las Vegas Chapter Chatter to find out more information about all of our upcoming events. It's going to start getting busy with all of our fall events in the next few weeks which means more updates for you!

Also, don't forget to follow SCC Las Vegas on Twitter and Facebook! Become a fan today!

Aubrey Hall
Public Relations Coordinator
Las Vegas Motor Speedway