Simple Question Answered With Action; Speedway Staff Launches ‘Season of Giving’

Ticket purchase, donation will allow 2,000 underprivileged kids to attend NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Auto Club Speedway on March 24

SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, Calif. (Dec. 13, 2012) – Hoping to create a groundswell of goodwill amongst area race fans and holiday memories to last a lifetime for 2,000 underprivileged kids in Southern California, the Auto Club Speedway staff took the true meaning of the holiday giving season to heart and launched a personal “Season of Giving” program in hopes of providing some holiday cheer to those not as fortunate. 

The program idea, based on the spirit of giving, started with a simple question asked during a staff meeting on Tuesday. That question?  “There are a lot of folks around here that aren’t as lucky as we are.  What can we do to make 2013 a little brighter for those not as fortunate?”

With that, the “Season of Giving” program was launched in hopes of putting happiness in the hearts of thousands of children, and a sense of meaning in the hearts of those who provided.

The program is simple:  In an effort to open our hearts to those not as blessed, and knowing the “true” meaning of Christmas, purchase a $35 ticket to the March NASCAR Auto Club 400, donate that purchase back to the “Season of Giving” program and Auto Club Speedway will match each ticket purchased.   Both tickets will then be donated to the area Boys and Girls Clubs to be given to youths who might otherwise never be able to attend an event at Auto Club Speedway. 

After the staff meeting, employees purchased tickets to the “Season of Giving” program, giving kids in the area the opportunity to attend the Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway on March 24.  Although a good start, Speedway employees hope the true spirit of giving permeates through the area in an effort to provide for those less fortunate. 

The “Season of Giving” program is available until December 31.  To purchase a $35 ticket to NASCAR’s Auto Club 400, March 24, and have it donated to the “Season of Giving” program, call 800-944-RACE (7223) or visit www.autoclubspeedway.com/giving.

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About Auto Club Speedway:  Located 50 miles east of Los Angeles in Fontana, California, Auto Club Speedway is California’s premier motorsports facility, hosting over 320 days of track activity each year including the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 weekend in March and the MAVTV 500 INDYCAR World Championships Finale weekend in October.  The two-mile D-shaped oval is one of the fastest tracks on the INDYCAR and NASCAR circuits.  The Speedway is also home to numerous movies, television and commercial productions, photo shoots, new car testing, club racing and a variety of racing schools. For more information on events at Auto Club Speedway call 1-800-944-RACE (7223) or visit www.autoclubspeedway.com.  For more information on event lodging, visit the Hilton Garden Inn, Fontana, the official hotel partner of Auto Club Speedway and Auto Club Dragway.

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