SPARTA, Ky. - The Kentucky Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities (SCC) distributed more than $95,000 to Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana children's organizations Tuesday during its inaugural Night of Giving.

The event celebrated the efforts of corporate sponsors, volunteers, board members and race fans that helped raise $70,259 that was awarded to fifteen tri-state organizations in addition to $25,000 contributed to Feed The Children for food distributions in Warsaw, Ky., and Carrollton, Ky. Chapter contributions totaled $95,259 in 2014.

In addition to Feed The Children, 2014 chapter beneficiaries are: 

  • Anthony Munoz Foundation
  • Children, Inc.
  • The Children's Home of Cincinnati, Ohio, Inc.
  • Children's Home of Northern Kentucky
  • Clark County Youth Shelter and Family Services, Inc.
  • Dare to Care, Inc.
  • Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati
  • The Dragonfly Foundation
  • Educational Excellence Foundation of Gallatin County, Inc.
  • Faces without Places
  • God's Appalachian Partnership, Inc.
  • Harlan County Boys and Girls Club, Inc.
  • New Perceptions, Inc.
  • Special Olympics Kentucky, Inc.
  • Stepping Stones, Inc.

SCC is the official charity of Speedway Motorsports, Inc., (SMI) and Kentucky Speedway. SCC is dedicated to distributing funds to children's non-profit organizations that focus on improving the quality of life for children in the tri-state area.

"We have worked hard to create a presence for our charity in the community and make a foundation to build upon in the future," SCC Kentucky Speedway Chapter director Dayna Winslette said. "Being able to distribute grant funding for the first time in our history is the highlight of 2014.

"I would like to extend an enormous thank you to all who secured donations, volunteered for an SCC event or contributed in any way to activities at Kentucky Speedway that benefited our chapter."

Learn more about the Kentucky Speedway Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities by visiting www.kentucky.speedwaycharities.org and following the chapter on Facebook, www.facebook.com/scckentucky as well as Twitter, @SCC_KYS. 

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