Santa Claus Visits Gatorade Victory Lane at Chicagoland Speedway on Saturday, Dec. 8
Joliet, Ill. – Nov. 15, 2012 – For the second consecutive year, Santa Claus will be visiting Chicagoland Speedway on Saturday, Dec. 8, to kick off the holiday season. The event will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and is open to children of all ages. There is a required $10 donation benefitting Chicagoland Speedway’s 501c3 nonprofit charity, R.A.C.E., and participants are also encouraged to bring canned goods to be donated to the Warren-Sharpe Community Center in Joliet.
For their donation, guests will have their picture taken with Santa Claus in Gatorade Victory Lane and can also participate in various activities with the Joliet Fire Department and Forest Preserve of Will County in the media center and garage areas. Chicagoland Speedway will have a photographer taking photos, or guests may bring their own camera. All photographs taken by the Chicagoland Speedway photographer will be made available online following the event.
“We are excited to once again welcome Santa Claus to Chicagoland Speedway to kick off the holiday season,” said Chicagoland Speedway president Scott Paddock. “We place a great deal of emphasis on giving back to the local community year-round, but this time of the year is arguably the most critical for families in need. Our fans have demonstrated remarkable generosity throughout our history and together we can make a positive impact on the Warren-Sharpe Community Center to benefit families in Joliet.”
Guests should enter through Gate 5 off Laraway Road, and continue through the tunnel directly into the Infield. The gates will not open until 10:00 am.
While visiting this event be sure to inquire about the Chicagoland Speedway’s Kids Club, open to children 12 and younger, which includes benefits such as a membership card and gift, online activities, member-only promotions and exclusive member-only events hosted by the Kids Club mascot, Dash.
For those who are unable to attend the December 8 event but would still like to donate canned goods, they can do so by dropping off the item during regular business hours, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. starting November 26 up until Friday, December 21 in the Chicagoland Speedway Administration Building lobby.
The R.A.C.E. Foundation – Racing Advocates for Community Enrichment – was established in May 2012, providing support to nonprofit organizations and charitable causes while volunteering to cultivate community growth. A Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway foundation, R.A.C.E. aims to improve the quality of life for the greater Chicagoland area. We are a Donor Advised Fund of the NASCAR Foundation, a 501 c3 charitable entity.
The complete 2013 NASCAR schedule of events at Chicagoland Speedway is as follows:
Sunday, July 21 STP 300 (NASCAR Nationwide Series)
ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards
Friday, Sept. 13 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Saturday, Sept. 14 Dollar General 300 Powered by Coca-Cola (NASCAR Nationwide Series)
Sunday, Sept. 15 GEICO 400 (NASCAR Sprint Cup Series)