SANTA CLAUS VISITS GATORADE VICTORY LANE AT CHICAGOLAND SPEEDWAY ON SATURDAY, DEC. 14

Begin the Holiday Season with Chicagoland Speedway by Contributing to Toys for Tots!

Santa in Gatorade Victory Lane

Joliet, Ill. – Nov. 12, 2013 – For the third consecutive year, Santa Claus will be visiting Chicagoland Speedway on Saturday, Dec. 14, 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.  With the donation of a new, unwrapped gift to Toys for Tots, families can get their photo taken with Santa Claus in Gatorade Victory Lane. In lieu of providing a toy, families can donate $10 to Toys for Tots.

Guests are invited to bring their own cameras to have their picture taken with Santa Claus in Gatorade Victory Lane and can also get up close with one of the Joliet Fire Department’s fire engines. Additionally, the Forest Preserve District of Will County will be on hand to offer various kid-friendly crafts for those in attendance. NextMedia will be on site with a live radio remote and Levy Restaurants will provide free hot chocolate to all guests.

“We are excited to once again welcome Santa Claus to Chicagoland Speedway as he helps us kick off the holiday season with Toys for Tots,” said Chicagoland Speedway president Scott Paddock. “Over the past several years our fans have done an incredible job of coming together and making this day incredibly special not only for their families, but families in need throughout our community.”

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. In the event of inclement weather, the pictures would be moved inside to the media center.

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.  Beginning Nov. 19, fans can also submit an entry in the Chicagoland Speedway Holiday Coloring Contest, with three winners being chosen.

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. As a Donor Advised Fund of the NASCAR Foundation, a 501 c3 charitable entity, R.A.C.E. aims to improve the quality of life for the greater Chicagoland area.

Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity is the fundraising, funding and support organization for the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. The Foundation was created at the behest of the U. S. Marine Corps and provides support in accordance with a Memorandum of Understanding with the Commander, Marine Forces Reserve, who directs the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. The Foundation has supported Toys for Tots since 1991.

 

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