Fontana, Calif. (Oct. 25, 2019) – Ready. Set. Read! Auto Club Speedway is making pit stops at 15 elementary schools to get students ready to read as part of Lefty’s Reading Challenge – a free literacy program offered in over 200 elementary schools in San Bernardino, Riverside, Los Angeles and Orange Counties.
Local community partners are also participating in select school assemblies with Auto Club Speedway. Omnitrans along with their mascot Buster will attend elementary schools in Inland Empire, and Petersen Automotive Museum will join the Speedway team at schools in the Los Angeles area.
School Assembly Schedule:
Oct. 25 – Central Elementary in Rancho Cucamonga
Oct. 28 – Werner Elementary in Rialto
Oct. 29 – Morris Elementary in Colton
Oct. 30 –Lankershim Elementary in Highland
Oct. 31 – Oak Park Elementary in Fontana
Nov. 1 – Harrison Elementary in Riverside
Nov. 5 – Temecula Elementary in Temecula
Nov. 6 – Whittier Elementary in Hemet
Nov. 7 – Herk Bouris Elementary in Lake Elsinore
Nov. 8 – Redwood Elementary in Fontana
Nov. 12 – La Merced Elementary in Montebello
Nov. 12 – Decker Elementary in Pomona
Nov. 13 – Van Wig Elementary in La Puente
Nov. 14 – Gardner Street Elementary in Los Angeles
Nov. 15 – Pleasant View Elementary in Baldwin Park
Nov. 15 – Doris Place Elementary in Los Angeles
Lefty’s Reading Challenge will take place November 4, 2019 – November 29, 2019. Students participating in Lefty’s Reading Challenge must complete 20 books or reading assignments during the month-long program for the chance to win money for their libraries, school-wide pizza parties and free NASCAR race tickets for staff, students and parents.
Earlier this year, five elementary schools from San Bernardino and Los Angeles County had 100% classroom participation and completion rate for Lefty’s Reading Challenge. Each school received $2,000 for their school libraries from Auto Club Speedway Foundation which funds Lefty’s Reading Challenge.
Lefty’s Reading Challenge, part of Auto Club Speedway’s youth initiative, Lefty’s Kids Club, provides youth with a positive and enriching outlook on life inspiring achievement and education in an effort to build future race fans.
About the Auto Club Speedway Lefty’s Kids Club: Lefty’s Kids Club offers a free Green Flag membership for children 12 years old and under that offers children the exclusive opportunity to attend special events including free general admission seats on Friday and Saturday of NASCAR’s Auto Club 400 Weekend – Feb. 28-March 1, 2020 at Auto Club Speedway. Not only will Lefty’s Kids Club members attend NASCAR weekend at Auto Club Speedway to watch world-class racing, but they’ll also experience fun filled Kids Club activities in Lefty’s Fun Zone. This children’s area offers everything from hands on educational programs, to photo opportunities, to kid-favorite foods and many more activities. For more information, visit www.leftyskidsclub.com or call 800-944-RACE (7223).