Bristol Speedway Children's Charities was founded in 1996 to help children in the surrounding area of Bristol Motor Speedway by Bruton Smith, Chairman of the Board of Speedway Motorsports, Inc.
Operating as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Bristol Speedway Children's Charities is directed by Claudia H. Byrd and governed by a board of local trustees whose sole purpose is to distribute the funds raised each year to qualified local children's-based 501(c)(3) organizations.
The Bristol chapter has distributed nearly $14 million dollars since its inception. Major fundraisers for the Bristol chapter include the Red Bucket Brigade, 50/50 raffle, NRA Celebrity Shooting Tournaments, Baker's Construction Services Golf Tournament, SCC Live Auction and our flagship fundraisers: The Pinnacle Speedway In Lights Powered by TVA and the Ice Rink presented by HVAC.
Speedway In Lights is a holiday light spectacular, stretching over 5 miles. More than 2 million lights brighten the lives of area families and represent a holiday tradition in the Tri-Cities.
At the Bristol Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities, we are a team recruiting "Believers in Change" in order to make a difference in the lives of children in our local community. Are you interested in helping us make an impact? Join our Say Yes Campaign. Advocate, Volunteer or donate and help us create more change in our community.
If you have interest in getting involved or learning more about “why” we do what we do, please contact Betsy Holleman at 423-989-6975 or [email protected].