Kentucky Speedway's NNS Race Sponsor Feed The Children Delivers Aid to Storm Victims
Feed The Children, Kentucky Speedway and the Speedway Children's Charities Kentucky Speedway Chapter are partnering to deliver aid to Supplies were delivered to aid residents of Holton, Ind., Moscow, Ohio and Campbell Co., Ky., affected by life-altering storms which swept through the region on March 2.
Feed The Children, title sponsor of Kentucky Speedway's June 29 300-mile NASCAR Nationwide Series race, provided bottled water, canned food, cereal, cleaning supplies, coolers and food storage containers to be utilized during recovery efforts.
"We work to meet immediate needs and identify what the needs will be three weeks down the road, because needs change," Feed The Children Director of Sports Sponsorships Suzanne Werdann said.
Supplies were specifically chosen for disaster relief situations.
"Feed The Children is an amazing organization that has done an impressive job identifying and meeting the changing needs of storm victims in our region. I'm proud our speedway and Speedway Children's Charities chapter were able to play a role in forming a partnership that will help many continue their road to recovery," Kentucky Speedway General Manager Mark Simendinger said.
Headquartered in Oklahoma City, Okla., Feed The Children delivers food, medicine, clothing and other necessities worldwide to children and families who lack such essentials due to famine, war, poverty or natural disaster. From distribution centers in Elkhart, Ind., Houston, Texas, Nashville, Tenn., North Brunswick, N.J., Oklahoma City, and Ontario, Calif., Feed The Children is able to provide help and hope to all 50 states.
The "Feed The Children 300" is part of Kentucky Speedway's season-opening NASCAR tripleheader weekend that also includes the June 30 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series "Quaker State 400" and June 28 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series "UHOH 225."
Story by Mike Schmaltz