Speedway Children’s Charities (SCC) is proud to announce its inclusion in NHRA’s “NHRA in the Community.”   SCC will be featured on the NHRA website as a charity recognized by NHRA for its contribution to the NHRA racing community.  The honor will allow SCC to expand its work and fulfill its mission to aid children in need.

Speedway Children’s Charities is turning 30 years old in 2012 and the organization will commemorate the birthday milestone with a year-long celebration. Throughout the year SCC will recognize the impact its volunteers, donors and staff have had on millions of children over the last three decades.

Since the organization was founded in 1982, Speedway Children’s Charities has raised more than $47 million and made a difference in the lives of more than 11.3 million children across the United States.

In 2011 alone, nearly 1 million children benefited from the fundraising efforts of Speedway Children's Charities, with more than $2.5 million donated to 370 non-profit organizations nationwide for the purpose of helping children in need.

The NHRA has a long standing history of working with various philanthropic endeavors within the NHRA family.   Currently NHRA is involved with Beat the Heat, B.R.A.K.E.S., Darrell Gwynn Foundation, DRAW, and Racing for Cancer Research.  These charities provide significant contributions to their respective causes and their communities. Since 1982 Speedway Children’s Charities has been working to improve the lives of children and the NHRA thought what better way to send a “30th Birthday Present” to SCC than to include them in their family of charities.

“We are thrilled to join such a prestigious list of charities on the NHRA website” said SCC National Managing Director Tish Sheets.  “We look forward to the increased participation with the NHRA to work together to help more children in need.” Speedway Children’s Charities has Chapters across the country based at SMI tracks that host numerous NHRA events every year.

About Speedway Children's Charities:

Speedway Children's Charities remains true to the ideals it was founded upon in 1982: To care for children in educational, financial, social and medical need in order to help them lead productive lives. SCC provides funding for hundreds of non-profit organizations throughout the nation that meet the direct needs of children. Our vision is that every child has the same opportunities no matter what obstacle they are facing. For more information, visit www.speedwaycharities.org.

About the NHRA:

Headquartered in Glendora, Calif., NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. NHRA presents 23 national events featuring the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series, NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by ProCare Rx. NHRA provides competition opportunities for drivers of all levels in the NHRA Summit Racing Series and the NHRA Drags: Street Legal Style presented by AAA. NHRA also offers the Jr. Drag Racing League for youth ages 8 to 17. In addition, NHRA owns and operates five racing facilities: Gainesville Raceway in Florida; Atlanta Dragway in Georgia; National Trail Raceway in Ohio; Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis; and Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Southern California. For more information, log on to NHRA.com, or visit the official NHRA pages on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.