Speedway Children's Charities awarded more than $520,000 to 83 local children's organizations
Speedway Children's Charities Las Vegas Chapter has once again provided local children in need with an early boost of holiday spirit last night on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2023. SCC Las Vegas distributed $520,391 in grants to 83 local child-related organizations during its annual grant distribution ceremony in the LocaliQ Digital Center at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Hundreds of children and representatives from all 83 grant recipients attended the event on Tuesday, Dec. 5 from 6-8 p.m. Guests in attendance got the opportunity to meet with LVMS's very own Pit Boss, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department mascot Metro McGruff, Superheroes from Critical Care Comics and Santa Claus, who arrived on the back of a fire truck with a squad car escort.
In addition, each child received a toy provided by COACH South Premium Outlet, Schnitzer Properties and Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The children and their families also got the opportunity to drive through the Glittering Lights holiday light show at no cost at the end of the grant distribution ceremony.
Since the Las Vegas Chapter's charter in 1999, more than $5 million has been donated to children's organizations in Southern Nevada. This year's fundraising season included Laps for Charity at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the Drive for Charity Golf Tournament, the South Point Car and Truck Show presented by Star Nursery, Laps for Charity Under the Lights, Brendan Gaughan Celebrity Blackjack Tournament, the P.J. 5K Run and 1-Mile Walk and many fundraising opportunities during our NASCAR weekends like 50/50 raffles multiple times this year, two live auctions and two online auctions, two Track Treasure shops and the Vegas LargeCar Invitational.
The following groups were in attendance to receive their grants at Tuesday night's ceremony: A Source of Joy Theatricals, Alliance for Childhood Diseases, Angels of Las Vegas, Assistance League of Las Vegas, Baby's Bounty, BE A SHERO Foundation, Candlelighters for Childhood Cancer of Southern Nevada, Capability Health & Human Services, Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada, Chefs for Kids, Children's Advocacy Alliance, Children's Advocacy Center, Childrens Heart Foundation, Clark County Public Education Foundation Inc, Collaboration Center Foundation, Communication Autism Resources, CORE Powered by the Rogers Foundation, Critical Care Comics, Culture Shock Las Vegas Inc, DISCOVERY Children's Museum, El-Shaddai Refuge Homes CDC, Epicurean Charitable Foundation, Eye Care for Kids, First Friday Foundation, First Responders Children's Foundation, Foster Kinship, Foundation for Positively Kids Inc, Foundation for Relevant Education About the Law Project REAL, Goodie Two Shoes Foundation Inc, Greater Las Vegas Inner-City Games, Helping Hands of Vegas Valley, HopeLink of Southern Nevada, JDRF International, Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada, Klothes 4 Kids, Las Vegas Area Council, Las Vegas Chapter of National AMBUCS Inc, Las Vegas Rotary Foundation Inc, Learning Education and Achievement Foundation, Living Grace Homes, Lotza Fun Summer Camp, Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Nevada, Miracle Flights, Nathan Adelson Hospice Foundation, Neighborhood Alchemist Project, Nevada Ballet Theatre, Nevada Blind Childrens Foundation, Nevada Child Seekers Merging Corporation, Nevada Diabetes Association for Children and Adults, Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth, Nevada School of the Arts, Olive Crest, Police Athletic League of Southern Nevada, Project Marilyn, Real Talk Youth Impact Program, Restoration and Recovery Foundation, Ronald McDonald house Charities of Greater Las Vegas, S A F E House, Serving our Kids Foundation Inc, Sin City Church, Sin City Opera, Sleep in Heavenly Peace, Somerset Academy of Las Vegas, Southern Nevada Co-Operative Enrichment Programs, Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth of Nevada, Spread the Word Nevada, St Judes Ranch for Children-Nevada Region, Storied, Inc., StoryBook Treasures, Sunrise Children's Foundation, The Ability Center of Southern Nevada, The Lullaby Connection, The National Hemophilia Foundation, The Neon Museum, The Outdoor Adventure Foundation, The Pride Tree, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Three Square, United Service Organizations, Inc., Valley View Community Cares dba Little Lucy's Child Care, Williams-Marshall Cares Leadership Program, YMCA of Southern Nevada, Youth Outdoor Unity.