The Kentucky Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities (SCC) hosted its 2nd Annual Night of Giving on Monday, December 7, 2015. The event was a celebration of the chapter's annual opportunity to provide grant funding to local children's organizations in the tri-state area.

 

With help from corporate partners, volunteers, board members, local communities and race fans throughout the region, the Kentucky Chapter was able to award almost $75,000 to the following 18 non-profit children's organizations in Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana:

 

  • Buckhorn Children and Family Services (Buckhorn, KY)
  • The Center for Courageous Kids (Scottsville, KY)
  • The Children's Home of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH)
  • Children's Home of Northern Kentucky (Covington, KY)
  • Clark County Youth Shelter and Family Services (Jeffersonville, IN)
  • Dare to Care Food Bank (Louisville, KY)
  • The Dragonfly Foundation (Cincinnati, OH)
  • Educational Excellence Foundation of Gallatin County (Warsaw, KY)
  • Gallatin County Food Pantry (Warsaw, KY)
  • God's Pantry Food Bank (Lexington, KY)
  • Harlan County Boys & Girls Club (Harlan, KY)
  • Holiday for Heroes (Burlington, KY)
  • HOPE for Gallatin County (Warsaw, KY)
  • New Perceptions (Edgewood, KY)
  • Society of St. Vincent de Paul (Covington, KY)
  • Special Olympics Kentucky (Frankfort, KY)
  • Stepping Stones (Cincinnati, OH)
  • UpSpring (Cincinnati, OH)

 

"Speedway Children's Charities is dedicated to distributing funds to non-profit children's organizations that focus on improving the quality of life for children," said Chapter Director Dayna Winslette. "When we award these grants, every organization thanks us for the generous funding they are receiving for their programs. However, that gratitude is mutual because we know they are the ones on the frontline who see how this funding impacts these kids on a daily basis. We are just grateful to be able to raise funds throughout the year that we can then share with such worthy organizations to help children in need in our local communities."

 

For additional information about the Kentucky Chapter of SCC or their 2016 fundraising efforts, please visit their website at http://kentucky.speedwaycharities.org/, Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/scckentucky or Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/SCC_KYS.  

 

ABOUT THE KENTUCKY CHAPTER OF SCC:

Operating as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Kentucky Chapter of SCC is dedicated to helping children improve their quality of life, and through its various events and activities, the chapter strives to raise critical funds and provide grants to non-profit children's organizations in the tri-state area. The chapter has partnered with Feed the Children to distribute over 680,000 pounds of food and supplies to almost 14,000 families in need. It has also hosted several fundraising events, such as the Ride of a Lifetime Live Auction, Clay Shoot, Annual Dinner, Drag Race, Annual Cornhole Tournament, memorabilia auctions and more. In 2015, the chapter was able to award almost $75,000 in grant funding to eighteen children's organizations in Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana. Since its inception in 2011, the Kentucky Chapter of SCC and Kentucky Speedway have distributed $434,000 in funding and assistance in the tri-state area. For additional information about the chapter and its 2016 schedule of events, please visit http://kentucky.speedwaycharities.org/.