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Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities to award more than $260,000 in grants to 60 organizations

LAS VEGAS The Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities will distribute more than $260,000 to 60 local charities after another successful year of fundraising.
The charity, which has raised and distributed more than $5 million since its inception in 1999, will award the funds to the deserving Southern Nevada charities at its annual Grant Distribution and Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Tuesday, Dec. 11. The Grant Ceremony will be held from 6-8 p.m. Pacific Time in the Drivers' Meeting Room in the speedway's infield media center.

The Assistance League, Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Las Vegas and The Shade Tree Inc. are among the charities receiving grants. Children and representatives from most of the organizations will attend the event, which will include food, holiday games and gifts from Santa Claus donated from a toy drive held by Harsch Investment Properties.
The children and their families also will be treated to complimentary tram rides through Glittering Lights at Las Vegas Motor Speedway when the program concludes.

It's been another great year of fundraising for the Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities, and we can't wait to share some joy with these 60 deserving charities," said Paulette Anderson, director of the Las Vegas Chapter of SCC. Seeing the children's smiling faces as we celebrate and spread cheer makes all our hard work worthwhile, and there's no doubt our charity's efforts are changing lives in our community. It's going to be a great night!"

The Grant Ceremony is sponsored by Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Levy Motor Sports and Harsch Investment Properties. Fundraising events for the 2018 season included Laps for Charity at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the Drive for Charity Golf Tournament, the PJ 5K Run and 1-Mile Walk, the NASCAR Driver & Memorabilia Auction and the wildly popular Glittering Lights holiday display.

Making a difference in children's lives is the focus of Speedway Children's Charities, and SCC strives to do this in collaboration with the nonprofit organizations it supports nationwide. Since Speedway Children's Charities was founded in Charlotte in 1982, more than $52 million in grants has been distributed to children's charities to help ensure every child in need is given the tools to build a better, brighter and healthy future.

For more information on SCC, please contact director Paulette Anderson at 702-632-8242 or panderson@lvms.com.

2018 grant recipients
Assistance League of Las Vegas
Baby's Bounty
Best Buddies International
Boys and Girls Club
Boys Town
Candlelighters for Childhood Cancer of Nevada
Chefs for Kids
Children's Heart Foundation
Civitan Foundation Inc.
Clark County Parent Cooperative Inc.
Clark County Public Education Foundation Inc.
Dan Lea Scholarship for Nevada Broadcasters
Discovery Children's Museum
District 46 Lions Camp Lotza Fun
Easter Seals Nevada
Epicurean Charitable Foundation
Eye Care for Kids
Foster Kinship
Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada
Goodie Two Shoes Foundation
Grant a Gift Autism Foundation
The Greater Las Vegas After School All Stars
HELP of Southern Nevada
James Seastrand Helping Hands of North Las Vegas
Las Vegas Clark County Urban League-CAA
Las Vegas National History Museum
Leaders in Training
Lighthouse Charities Inc.
Miracle Flights for Kids
Nathan Adelson Hospice Foundation
National AMBUCS Inc., Las Vegas Chapter
National Hemophilia Foundation, Nevada Chapter
Nevada Ballet Theater Inc.
Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation
Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth
New Horizons Center for Learning
Project 150
Project REAL Inc.
Proventus Place
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Las Vegas
Rotary Club of Las Vegas
S.A.F.E. House
Safe Nest: Temporary Assistance for Domestic Crisis Inc.
Somerset Academy of Las Vegas
Somerset Academy of Las Vegas Foundation
Southern Nevada Children First
Southern Nevada Homeschool Performing Arts
Southern Nevada Junior Golf Association
Southern Nevada Public Television/Vegas PBS
Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth of Nevada Inc.
Spread the Word Nevada
St. Jude's Ranch for Children Nevada Region Inc.
Street Teens
The Just One Project Inc.
The Ogden Family Foundation
The Police Athletic League Inc. of Southern Nevada (PAL)
The Shade Tree Inc.
Three Square
YMCA of Southern Nevada
Youth Outdoor Unit
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