For the first time in its short history, the Kentucky Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities (SCC) will host its inaugural Night of Giving on Tuesday, December 9. The event is a celebration of the chapter's first opportunity to provide grant funding to local children's organizations in the tri-state area.

With help from several corporate sponsors, volunteers, board members and race fans throughout the region, the Kentucky Chapter was able to distribute over $70,000 to fifteen children's organizations in Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana.

SCC would like to congratulate the following inaugural grant recipients: 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.; and Stepping Stones, Inc.

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

The chapter has already started planning its fundraising efforts for 2015, which will be updated throughout the year on this website and on its Facebook and Twitter pages.