LONG POND, PA (May 10, 2011) — In an effort to help children lead happier, healthier lives, Pocono Raceway will unite to celebrate NASCAR Day on May 20 with the NASCAR Day Car Wash for Kids, a NASCAR Unites national fundraiser engaging motorsports racetracks, charities, sponsors and more to support children’s charities. Pocono Raceway will join more than 20 locations stretching from Concord, N.C. to Fontana, CA by uniting for the NASCAR Day Car Wash for Kids.
Funds raised through the NASCAR Day Car Wash for Kids event will benefit The NASCAR Foundation and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the Pocono Medical Center (PMC) in Stroudsburg, PA. Since opening in August 2010, over eighty newborns and their families have directly benefited from the specialized and coordinated care available at Pocono Medical Center’s new NICU. The NASCAR Foundation is committed to children’s causes and, through the NASCAR Unites campaign, has vowed to raise $1 million and generate 1 million volunteer hours in 2011.
“Pocono Raceway is proud to be a part of this united effort for children’s causes,” said Brandon Igdalsky, President of Pocono Raceway. “This event is a great way for fans and local residents to come out, see our venue and participate in a national fundraising effort.”
Pocono Raceway’s Car Wash for Kids event will be open from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. For a $10 donation, attendees will receive a car wash and a NASCAR Unites wristband. NASCAR Unites wristbands showcase supporter’s passion for children’s causes and encourage volunteerism in local communities. Attendees have the option to “dry” their vehicle by taking a lap around Pocono’s 2.5 mile race track.
If you can’t make it to the Raceway on May 20, Dynamite Car Wash, with four locations throughout Monroe County, will donate $2 to the NASCAR Day Car Wash for Kids every time a customer enters the promo code “500” at their locations from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm on May 20.
The local group of McDonald’s restaurants, owned by Donna Zlocki / Columbia Associates, will provide a special buy-one-get-one coupon to all attendees of the car wash at Pocono Raceway. This coupon may be redeemed at any of their seven restaurants throughout Monroe County.
The NASCAR Day Car Wash for Kids will mark the eighth annual charitable celebration of NASCAR Day. To date, NASCAR Day has raised more than $8 million for The NASCAR Foundation, sent more than 500 kids to Victory Junction, treated more than 19,000 pediatric patients annually at Speediatrics units and granted more than 500 NASCAR-themed wishes.
Products donated by 3M Company include car wash and waxes which are the Official Car Appearance Products of NASCAR and will be used at each Car Wash for Kids location. For more information, visit: www.poconoraceway.com and www.NASCAR.com/Unites
About Pocono Raceway
“The Tricky Triangle” is host to two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards races each year and added a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race in 2010. Pocono Raceway’s 2.5-mile triangular design makes it truly unique. Pocono is the only track on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Circuit with three turns, three different radii and three variant degrees of banking. All that ensures our fans will enjoy some serious action, meanwhile presenting a competitive challenge to the world’s best drivers and their crew chiefs. Pocono strives to create a family atmosphere with increased focus on the Fan Experience. We are Pocono Raceway and this is “The Tricky Triangle.”
In business for over 50 years, Pocono Raceway is family-owned and situated in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. We are located within 300 miles of one-third of the U.S. population and within 90 miles of New York City and Philadelphia. Pocono Raceway is and always will be an attractive option for NASCAR and race fans alike.
Pocono Raceway is the world’s largest solar powered sports facility. The Raceway developed a 25 acre, three megawatt solar farm that provides the energy needs of the Raceway as well as adding electricity to the local power grid.
About The NASCAR Foundation
The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing Inc., (NASCAR) launched The NASCAR Foundation in January 2006. The Foundation is a 501(c) (3) non-profit entity that embodies the compassion of the NASCAR family and its commitment to serving communities. The NASCAR Foundation seeks to raise funds and increase volunteerism to support nonprofit charities and charitable causes throughout the nation with an emphasis placed on initiatives that affect the ability of children to live, learn and play.
The NASCAR Foundation recently launched NASCAR Unites, a campaign focused on raising $1 million and generating one million volunteer hours for children’s charities. For more information on The NASCAR Foundation and NASCAR Unites, please visit the website: WWW.NASCAR.COM/foundation and WWW.NASCAR.COM/unites.
About Pocono Medical Center
Pocono Medical Center (PMC) is an acute-care hospital accredited by the Joint Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), the national organization responsible for rigorous review of hospital procedures and policies. PMC provides high quality, state-of-the-art acute medical care and is committed to patient satisfaction, education, and the promotion of wellness. Pocono Medical Center includes the Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center, the Mattioli Emergency Center, the ESSA Heart and Vascular Institute and numerous other inpatient and outpatient services. PMC is part of the Pocono Health System (PHS) and it’s mission is to provide world-class care close to home and its vision is to build a healthier community.
For additional information, contact:
Bob Pleban, Pocono Raceway, (570) 646-2300 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tom Sullivan, Integrated Marketing Communications, (704) 348-9613 or email@example.com