Smiles and laughter filled the Media Center on Wednesday, December 9 as Speedway Children's Charities hosted the annual Grant Distribution and Tree Lighting Ceremony.
As Santa Claus raced in from the North Pole on a Richard Petty race car to deliver presents and candy canes, Speedway Children's Charities - Las Vegas Chapter distributed $275,000 to 78 local children's charities.
The Tree Lighting Ceremony is for the kids, and our friends and supporters wouldn't have it any other way. This year was no different - high-fives were flying around the buffet line as children loaded their plates with popcorn chicken, French fries and macaroni and cheese. Some of our special guests included Las Vegas Motor Speedway President and General Manager Chris Powell; retired NBA star Jerome Williams; and 97.1 The Point Morning Show Queen Steph MacKenzie. Performances by Culture Shock Dance Troupe, Malia Civetz, Rumpleskilton Events, Pit Boss, and stilt men kept the children entertained for hours.
Thanks again for your continued support throughout the year. Making a difference in a child's life is the focus of Speedway Children's Charities. It's because of you that we are able to do just that.
Have a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. We will see you in 2010!