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Drive the Motor Speedway for Charity

Drive the Motor Speedway for Charity

People who have always wanted to try their driving skills at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway will get a chance for charity.

The Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities will present the fourth annual Laps for Charity event at the speedway from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26.

For $30 per vehicle, people can drive their personal vehicle around the 1.5-mile track at speeds up to 75 miles an hour. For an extra $20, people buy an additional three laps. For another $10, drivers can have their pictures taken in the LVMS victory lane.

The money raised goes toward children's charities around southern Nevada. During last year's event, more than 840 cars, trucks and even a limousine participated, raising $32,000 for the charity.

Laps for Charity is open to all licensed drivers 18 years of age. All occupants of the car must be 6 years of age or older. The vehicle must be street legal. Car clubs and company fleets are welcome to be part of the event.

Ride for Kids Set for Saturday

Ride for Kids Set for Saturday

Hundreds of motorcycles will roar down the 215 beltway Sunday from the Las Vegas Motor Speedway to Town Square to raise awareness of children suffering from brain tumors.

The 9th annual Las Vegas Ride for Kids starts at 10 a.m. Registration starts at 8 a.m. at the speedway. A Celebration of Life Ceremony will follow the ride at Town Square.

The ride will benefit the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, which works to find a cause and cure for brain tumors in children. They also provide scholarships for brain tumor survivors.

For more information, go to curethekids.org/rideforkids

Three Square Receives Significant Hot Dog Donation

Three Square Receives Significant Hot Dog Donation
Smithfield Foods donated 40,000 pounds of hot dogs to the Three Square food bank in a ceremony Thursday morning at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. 

Speedway, Concert Promoter Host Charity Event

Speedway, Concert Promoter Host Charity Event

 

A local charity and the organizer of the Electric Daisy Carnival are combining to hose a charity golf tournament next month.

The Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities will host its annual golf tournament, Drive For Charity Presented By Insomniac on June 10 at TPC Las Vegas.

Registration begins at 7 a.m. followed by a scramble shotgun start at 8 a.m.

Foursomes cost $800 and include golf for four, cart, unlimited range balls, continental breakfast, awards lunch, golf shirt and gift bag. Single registration is $200 and includes the same goodies.

TPC Las Vegas is located at 9851 Canyon Run Drive in Las Vegas.

To register, call Paulette Anderson at (702) 632-8242 or e-mail SCC LV at panderson@lvms.com.

Race at Speedway to Benefit Wounded Warriors

Race at Speedway to Benefit Wounded Warriors

 

Neighbors will join forces on Memorial Day weekend to raise money for a great cause.

The Speedway Soldiers’ Run will take place starting at 7:30 a.m. May 27 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Proceeds from the 5k run/mile walk will benefit the Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities and the Wounded Warriors Project.

Registration will take place at 7:30 a.m. with opening ceremonies at 8:45 a.m. The race will begin at 9 a.m. on the 1.5-mile superspeedway.

Participants ages 12 and older must register. All pre-registered participants will receive a T-shirt and bib on the day of the event. Strollers are welcome, but no pets are allowed.

Online pre-registration is $35. Registration on the day of the event is $40. Participants may register online at http://m.active.com/running/las-vegas-nv/speedway-soldiers-run-2013.

Charity Wants Help if You Were Dumped by a Chump

Charity Wants Help if You Were Dumped by a Chump

If it’s time to forget about that lost love once and for all, Goodwill wants to help.

Zipline Collects Money for Nonprofit Helping Returning Military Members

 

A group that helps military families reconnect after long deployments is getting a financial boost.

Horses4Heroes took to the skies over Fremont Street for a fundraiser at the Flightlinez zipline. The proceeds from each ride on the zipline between noon and midnight Thursday was donated to the nonprofit.

The group provides free and low-cost equestrian programs and activities designed to help service members, veterans and their families deal with the mental and physical issues that can surface after a long deployment.

"With 500,000 veterans coming home most of them, sad to say, have some sort of post traumatic stress disorder, PTSD, and horses are very good for that. Not everyone wants to take medication or go see a therapist, they just want to feel better with their situation and horses make that happen," Sydney Knott with Horses4Heros said. 

Local bands also entertained the crowd during the fundraiser.