Speediatrics - Daytona Beach, FL
|Betty Jane France spearheaded the effort to transform the pediatrics unit of Daytona Beach’s Halifax Medical Center into a fun and uplifting race-themed center called Speediatrics. The cheerful surroundings make a real difference in the attitude and recovery of sick children, making treatment more acceptable, comfortable and effective.|
Speediatrics - Homestead, FL
|To date, Homestead-Miami Speedway has been instrumental in raising nearly $1 million for Speediatrics. Some of the fundraising events that support children’s services at Homestead Hospital include the Pineapple Ball, the Hot Rods and Reels Charity Fishing Tournament and the Homestead-Miami Speedway’s Charity Golf Tournament.|
Martinsville Speedway Children’s Foundation
The Martinsville Speedway Children’s Foundation raises money to help fund the needs of less fortunate youngsters in the Martinsville and Henry County area. The foundation is independent of the speedway, but the track is involved in fund raising for the group.
Perfect Attendance/Straight A Program
Talladega Superspeedway partners with area schools to promote perfect attendance and straight A’s. Students who reach these goals are invited to the track for a pizza party and track tour.
Kyle Petty Victory Invitational Celebrity Golf Tournament
This event, a joint effort of PIR and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Driver Kyle Petty, was launched in March 2008 to raise funds for the Victory Junction Game Camp and the Arizona State University College of Nursing & Healthcare Innovation. The inaugural event raised over $100,000 for the two charities which positioned it as one of the top five golf tournaments in the state.
Bikers for Babies
Kansas Speedway is the start and end point for Kansas City’s Bikers for Babies, one of the most successful March of Dimes events in the country. Motorcycle enthusiasts, who pledge a minimum of $35 to March of Dimes, start the day at Kansas Speedway, before taking a 100+ mile ride around the region. Kansas Speedway also hosts lunch and other activities for the bikers and their families. In 2005, 4,500 bikers participated and raised $471,000.
Saturdays during race weekends, the Make-a-Wish Foundation escorts children with life threatening illnesses around the Michigan International Speedway facility to meet their favorite NASCAR personalities.