Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
Employees from Daytona International Speedway, International Speedway Corporation, and Americrown teamed up as the "Pink Racers" for the 2009 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. The walk took place in downtown Daytona Beach on October 24, 2009. The course was 3.1 miles and included two bridges over the Halifax River.
Over 20 employees rallied together to raise over $5,000 for the American Cancer Society. Overall the event raised $285,000 for patient care, services, and research!
United Way of Volusia-Flagler Counties
Being a strong corporate citizen is one of ISC’s core values and for our Daytona-based employees, that’s led to a partnership with the United Way of Volusia-Flagler Counties. They provide resources to over 50 local non-profit agencies which work together to meet the community’s needs.
In addition to our employees' contributions, many employees have offered their time as volunteers to complete projects for United Way agencies during this year’s National Day of Caring event. NATC and Corporate Marketing each completed projects benefitting United Cerebral Palsy of East Central Florida and the Center for the Visually Impaired.
Spirit of America
Since September 11, 2002, Michigan International Speedway has partnered with the Great Lakes Region of the American Red Cross to create the largest single day blood drive and the largest September 11 blood drive in the nation. Due to its overwhelming success, the Spirit of America blood drive caught the attention of the NASCAR Foundation in 2007, which has since created the NASCAR Foundation Blood & Marrow Drive, which took place at nearly 30 different race tracks around the country in 2009. In 2009, blood donations topped the century mark for the second straight year after collecting 1,297 units in one 12-hour period.
ISC and NASCAR employees create a Christmas for homeless teens
Employees from International Speedway Corporation and NASCAR played Santa, buying everything on the wish lists for the teens, all students at high schools throughout the county.
The 1,100 employees at the ISC and NASCAR offices all received e-mails with the wish lists for the teens, with requests for everything from clothes to video games to books. Each department adopted one teen, buying everything on the wish list. One week before Christmas, the employees wrapped all the presents and the homeless liaison for Volusia County Schools delivered them to each student.