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Local Non-Profits to Benefit from NASCAR Day Giveathon

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Watkins Glen International joins NASCAR, The NASCAR Foundation, Speedway Motorsports, and Speedway Children’s Charities for the first-ever NASCAR Day Giveathon, an online giving campaign to raise $750,000 in charitable funds for local charities in all 50 states, including New York.

Each participating nonprofit organization has its own online Giveathon page to solicit donations at www.nascardaygiveathon.org. Donors visiting the site can designate funds throughout the 75-hour window.

“We’re elated to kick off the NASCAR Day Giveathon and raise funds for nonprofit organizations across our racing communities. We want to encourage everyone to donate during the next 75 hours and help make a difference,” said Nichole Krieger, Vice President, and Executive Director of The NASCAR Foundation. “There’s no better way to celebrate NASCAR’s 75th anniversary than coming together along with our sponsors to make the NASCAR Day Giveathon event an impactful initiative.”

Participating charities in New York include:

  • Sleep In Heavenly Peace Inc NY, Buffalo – Amherst, NY
  • 16 Strong Project Inc. – Bardonia, NY
  • Worldwide Veterans and Family Services Inc. – Bronx, NY
  • Community Mayors Inc. – Brooklyn, NY
  • THE BELLE CENTER – Buffalo, NY
  • Catholic Charities of Schoharie County – Cobleskill, NY
  • CORNING COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY – Corning, NY
  • MAKE-A-WISH CENTRAL NEW YORK – East Syracuse, NY
  • ARNOT OGDEN MEDICAL CENTER FOUNDATION – Elmira, NY
  • MEALS ON WHEELS OF CHEMUNG COUNTY, INC. – Elmira, NY
  • Tanglewood Nature Center and Museum Inc. – Elmira, NY
  • United States Bowling Congress Inc. – Elmira, NY
  • YWCA Of Elmira and The Twin Tiers – Elmira, NY
  • A Beautiful Heart Ministries Inc. – Elmont, NY
  • Humane Society of Rochester and Monroe County – Fairport, NY
  • Greater Hudson Valley Council Boy Scouts of America – Hawthorne, NY
  • Saoirse Pastures Inc. – Ithaca, NY
  • Hope For Miracles Inc. – Childrens Neuroblastoma Research – Jay, NY
  • Felix Organization – Adoptees for Children Inc. – Locust Valley, NY
  • Eagles Empowered to Soar – Manhattan, NY
  • CAMP GOOD DAYS & SPECIAL TIMES – Mendon, NY
  • Iraq And Afghanistan Veterans of America Inc. – New York, NY
  • MULTIPLYING GOOD INC. – New York, NY
  • Stem Educational Institute Inc. – New York, NY
  • ARC of Wayne Foundation – Newark, NY
  • Catholic Charities of Delaware and Otsego Counties – Oneonta, NY
  • Sleep In Heavenly Peace Inc NY, Rochester – Pittsford, NY
  • North Fork Breast Health Coalition Inc. – Riverhead, NY
  • Crossroads Center for Children Inc. – Schenectady, NY
  • Wilderness Search and Rescue Team Inc. – Syracuse, NY
  • WATKINS GLEN MOTOR RACING RESEARCH COUNCIL INC. – Watkins Glen, NY

 

The Giveathon, which runs from Tuesday, May 16 at 5:00 p.m. ET until 8:00 p.m. ET on Friday, May 19, features bonus grants and matching gift donations for nonprofit organizations as well as T-shirts and memorabilia items as incentives for donors.

Every hour during the 75-hour window, NASCAR and Speedway Motorsports will randomly award one (1) $750 bonus grant to charities that receive at least one $25 donation during that hour.

Additionally, matching gift donations will be available throughout the day of May 19 thanks to the generosity of Giveathon sponsors, including NASCAR, Speedway Motorsports, Coca-Cola, Jeep Beach, and First Nation Group. Sponsors will continue to match donations in their designated hour until they reach their specified dollar amount. The following breakdown explains the matching gift donations per hour available on Thursday, May 19 from 9 a.m. ET to 8 p.m. ET.

 

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. ET
NASCAR
$10,000 Match
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. ET
Speedway Motorsports
$10,000 Match
11:00 a.m. – Noon ET
Jeep Beach
$10,000 Match
1:00 p.m.– 2:00 p.m. ET
First Nation Group
(veterans/military charities)
$25,000 Match
4:00 p.m.– 5:00 p.m. ET
Jeep Beach
$15,000 Match
5:00 p.m.– 6:00 p.m. ET
Coca-Cola
$25,000 Match
6:00 p.m.– 7:00 p.m. ET
NASCAR
$15,000 Match
7:00 p.m.– 8:00 p.m. ET
Speedway Motorsports
$15,000 Match
Donor incentives include the opportunity to be listed on the bed of three GMS Racing Chevrolet Silverado RSTs competing in the NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series at North Wilkesboro on Saturday, May 20; a commemorative Helmet for the first 100 donors who contribute $750 or more; a commemorative coin for the first 300 donors of $50 or more; and a commemorative t-shirt for the first 3,000 donors of $75 or more. 
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