SPARTA, Ky. - Kentucky Speedway employees shared the holiday spirit in their region by donating necessities to families through the Blessings in a Backpack charity.

More than 200 children from Kindergarteners to fifth graders will receive items such as socks, gloves and hats along with cereal bars, fruit snacks, soups and boxed juices that will make the holidays brighter.

Blessings in a Backpack helps elementary-aged students by providing backpacks containing food for weekends on Fridays. On Mondays, students return their backpacks and they are refilled by the end of the week.

The speedway wishes all a happy and safe holiday season!

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