Speedway Children’s Charities’ Laps for Charity Sunday, Jan. 27 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
January 7, 2013 by VegasNews.com
The Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities will present the third annual Laps for Charity event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday, Jan. 27 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. NASCAR fans and auto enthusiasts will have the unique opportunity to drive their personal vehicle around the 1.5-mile superspeedway at speeds up to 75 miles per hour (behind a pace car), all in the name of charity.
Think of it: On an off day, you simply can’t show up and play softball at Yankee Stadium or shoot hoops in the new Barclays Center, but you can drive your personal car on the same track that Jimmie Johnson and Brad Keselowski will race on in the Kobalt Tools 400.
Laps for Charity is open to all licensed drivers 18 years of age and older and the entry fee is $30 per vehicle for three laps (and you can buy three more laps for just $20). All occupants of the car must be at least 6 years of age or older. The vehicle must be street legal. Drivers must have valid license and proof of insurance. Car clubs and company fleets are welcome to participate.
Drivers may have their picture taken in LVMS’s victory lane for an additional donation of only $10. Food and beverages will be available for sale.
The event is sponsored by Las Vegas Motor Speedway, The CW/MY LVTV, Lotus Broadcasting and the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
All proceeds from Laps for Charity will benefit the Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities. More than 800 cars were entered in last year’s event and $32,000 was raised for local children’s causes.
Making a difference in a child’s life is the focus of Speedway Children’s Charities. SCC strives to do this in collaboration with the non-profit organizations it supports nationwide. Individually, SCC’s local chapters identify the needs of children in their communities and award grants to organizations that address them. Since its inception in 1999, the Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities has granted more than $2.5 million to local children’s causes.
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