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 ( 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 Adoption Exchange Arthritis Foundation 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 CASA Foundation 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 Opportunity Village Positively Kids 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 Street Teens 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