In only its second year of giving, Speedway Children’s Charities, Dover Motor Speedway chapter is donating $80,000 across 16 Delaware and mid-Atlantic-based entities who emphasize the health, safety, welfare and development of children.


The Speedway Children’s Charities, Dover Motor Speedway chapter’s focus is raising funds for Delaware and mid-Atlantic-based non-profit organizations with a concentration on assisting Delaware children in need.

Today, and throughout December, the following organizations have been presented with donations on behalf of Speedway Children’s Charities, Dover Motor Speedway chapter:

  • A Better Chance for Our Children, Inc. (Wilmington/Milford): Helps young trauma survivors develop emotional regulation.
  • Autism Delaware (Newark): Provides expanded social recreation activities to Delaware children.
  • Children's Beach House, Inc. (Lewes): Helps marginalized and under-resourced children thrive.
  • Delaware KIDS Fund (Newport): Emergency coat distribution for children in immediate need.
  • Elizabeth W. Murphey School (Dover): Houses children and young adults from ages 8-21; marked its 100th anniversary in 2022.
  • Engineer Early Association (Dover): Exposes young learners to simple STEM concepts.
  • Exceptional Care for Children (Newark): Provides mobility equipment to medically fragile children.
  • Family Hope Coalition (Hockessin): Provides tangible necessities to foster and kinship families.
  • Green Beret Project (Dover): Empowers youth through, sports, education, and mentorship
  • Jason Anderson Foundation (Nassau): Assists with participation in youth sports.
  • Jobs for Delaware Graduates (Dover): Offers targeted programs that address career-based learning, personal development, leadership, and civic responsibility.
  • Kind To Kids (Wilmington): Helps children in foster care succeed in life.
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation of Philadelphia, Delaware & Susquehanna Valley (Blue Bell, Pa.): Grants life-changing wishes for critically ill children.
  • PAWS for People (Newark): Provides pet therapy to improve mental wellness and learning for children.
  • Reading Assist (Wilmington): Organizes tutoring to children in need.
  • Special Olympics Delaware (Newark): Empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities through sports inclusion.

“Our board of trustees was privileged to review and reward the important efforts of these organizations, as well as the work of many charities directly serving our community,” said Gary Camp, the director of Speedway Children’s Charities, Dover Motor Speedway chapter and Dover Motor Speedway’s vice president for marketing and communications. “We are already gearing up for 2024 and working on plans to leverage our large-scale events and passionate fanbase to help us support even more children’s charities in need.”

Speedway Children’s Charities, Dover Motor Speedway board of trustees members include:

  • Craig Amhaus, vice president of corporate partnerships, Philadelphia Union
  • Pete Bradley, president, Kent County Convention and Tourism
  • Brandon Durk, national team sports specialist, New Balance Athletics
  • Joe Heller, senior vice president, marketing and communications, Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Jason Mullen, president, Accelerated Fire Protection, Inc.
  • Michael Riemann, principal, Becker Morgan Group
  • Vishal Patel, physician executive, AstraZeneca
  • Tanner Polce, chief advancement officer, Brandywine Valley SPCA
  • Terry Rubritz. professor of marketing and management, West Chester (Pa.) University
  • Kathy Willes, vice president of finance, N.K.S. Distributors, Inc.

For more information on the Speedway Children’s Charities, Dover Motor Speedway chapter, or to donate, email [email protected].

Dover Motor Speedway’s ownership group, Speedway Motorsports, established the first Speedway Children’s Charities (SCC) chapter in 1982. Since then, SCC chapters across the United States have raised more than $69 million in grants for organizations that assist children.