Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Martinsville Speedway Takes Toy Drive to New “Heights”

How about giving a little heart and soul this Christmas? 

High Rise Act at Martinsville Speedway Takes Toy Drive to New “Heights”

Martinsville Speedway President, Clay Campbell will climb to the top of the Martinsville Speedway entrance sign on December 10 and will not descend until he has raised $20,000 in donations for the Martinsville Speedway Children’s Foundation. 
"Everyone knows what Martinsville Speedway means to this area in terms of tourism dollars," said Henry County Administrator Benny Summerlin. "However, things like the toy drive and the charity fundraisers there have a huge impact too. Clay and his staff give their heart and soul to this community. As a friend, I think it would be funny to see him set up there for a couple of days. But for the community, I hope he gets to come down as soon as possible."
Campbell and the entire Martinsville Speedway staff will spend Saturday, December 11 hosting the 12th annual Martinsville Speedway Toy Drive with all toys and cash donations going to the Grace Network to help needy youngsters in the Martinsville and Henry County have a happy Christmas.
Beloved Martinsville Speedway "The Paper Clip" Home to America's Favorite NASCAR Race
During the toy drive, fans will get to drive their personal vehicles around Martinsville Speedway’s famous half-mile track if they donate a toy or make a $10 donation. Fans will also be able to walk into the infield via the pedestrian tunnel and drop off toys and monetary donations.  For those who want to make a little quicker trip around the track than they can in their personal vehicle, Campbell will give them five hot laps in one of Martinsville Speedway’s pace cars for a $25 donation.
Santa Claus will be making his annual appearance at the track from 11 a.m. until noon and will listen to the wishes of boys and girls.
Martinsville Speedway staff members will be making and selling the Famous Martinsville Speedway Hot Dog™ and Pepsi products for $1 each, with proceeds going to the Grace Network.
The Grace Network, a local group comprised of almost 100 churches, will distribute the collected toys to families in need. The monetary donations from Saturday will be used to purchase additional toys. All of the toys will remain in the Martinsville and Henry County area.
Donations to rescue Campbell may be made in several ways:
There will be a collection point directly under him on December 10 or donations may be made via credit card in advance by calling 276.956.7200 or by check. Checks should be made out to the Martinsville Speedway Children’s Foundation and mailed to: Martinsville Speedway, PO Box 3311, Martinsville, VA, 24115.

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