Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities to grant $299,000 to 64 local children's causes
Monday, November 20, 2006
LAS VEGAS- The Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities will hold its annual Grant Distribution and Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 6 p.m. in the Busch garage in the infield of the superspeedway.
The Las Vegas Chapter will grant $299,000 to 64 local children's charities at the ceremony. The list of grant recipients includes: Candlelighters for Childhood Cancer of Southern Nevada, Down Syndrome Organization of Southern Nevada, Greater Las Vegas After-School All-Stars, "I Have a Dream Foundation", Inc., Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation, Miracle Flights for Kids, Las Vegas Sun Summer Camp, Positively Kids, and Shade Tree.
Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman and children from all 64 organizations are scheduled to attend the event. The evening's festivities will include a performance by the Culture Shock Las Vegas inner city dance troupe, a choir from the Girl Scouts Frontier Council and local talent Malia Civetz. Santa Claus is also scheduled to make an appearance. LVMS General Manager Chris Powell will light the traditional SCC Christmas Tree.
Fundraising events for the 2006 season included the Mel Larson Night of Champions, the eighth annual NASCAR Driver Auction at Sam's Town Live!, the chapter's fourth annual golf tournament, and the third annual Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament at the Cannery Hotel and Casino.
Speedway Children's Charities (www.speedwaycharities.org) is a non-profit foundation based in Charlotte, N.C., that distributes funds to charities and foundations providing medical, emotional and social services to children in need.
2006 Grant Recipients - Las Vegas Organization
Assistance League of Las Vegas
Boys Scouts of America-Las Vegas Council
Boys & Girls Club of Las Vegas
Boys & Girls of Henderson
Boys Hope Girls Hope
Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times
Candlelighters for Childhood Cancer of Southern Nevada
Chabad of Green Valley
Children's Heart Foundation
Children of the Night
Children's Service Guild
Civitan Foundation of Arizona/Southern Nevada
Classroom on Wheels
Communities In Schools of Southern Nevada
Culture Shock Las Vegas, Inc.
Down Syndrome Organization of Southern Nevada
Family to Family Connection
First Tee of Southern Nevada
Future Stars of America
Girls and Boys Town
Girl Scouts of Frontier Council
Greater Las Vegas After-School All Stars
Hemophilia Foundation of Nevada
Heritage United Methodist Church Food Closet
"I Have a Dream" Foundation, Inc. - Las Vegas
Las Vegas Natural History Museum
Las Vegas Sun Summer Camp Fund
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Lied Discovery Children's Museum
Lili Clare Foundation Family Resource Center
Lutheran Social Services of Nevada
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Nevada
Miracle Flights for Kids
Muscular Dystrophy Association
Nathan Adelson Hospice
Nevada Ballet Theatre
Nevada Child Seekers
Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation
Nevada Injury Prevention
Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth
New Horizons Center for Learning
Saint Therese Center
Second Chance Foundation
Southern Nevada Baptist Association/Raceway Ministries
Southern Nevada Police Athletic League
Southern Nevada Public Television
Specialized Alternatives for Families & Youth of Nevada, Inc.
Spread the Word Nevada: Kids to Kids
St. Jude's Ranch for Children
St. Rose Dominican Hospital- Siena Campus
The Shade Tree
The Lullaby Connection
The Public Education Foundation
United Family Community Services, Inc.
Variety Early Learning Center
UNLV School of Medicine
WestCare Nevada, Inc.
YMCA of Southern Nevada