Thursday, April 28, 2011

Talladega to aid in Alabama disaster relief with $100,000 commitment


For a $50 donation to Red Cross, fans can drive personal vehicles on superspeedway May 6-8

Talladega Superspeedway announced plans today to aid the American Red Cross in relief efforts from the devastation of yesterday’s storms that tore through Alabama, with a $100,000 commitment. Race fans can do their part as well and get a chance at tackling the high-banks of Talladega in turn. For a $50 donation to the American Red Cross, race fans will be able to drive their personal vehicle around the high-banks of Talladega Superspeedway, May 6-8.

“In times of crisis it’s important for all members of the community to come together and lend a helping hand,” said Talladega Superspeedway Chairman Grant Lynch. “I’m challenging all our race fans and others throughout the region to come out and help our neighbors in need. Hopefully the chance to drive Talladega will provide an extra incentive to get more people involved.”

Track rides will begin at approximately 9 a.m. and end at 2 p.m. each day. All vehicles must be street legal and equipped with enough seatbelts for all passengers. RVs and motorcycles will not be permitted.

Cash and check donations will be accepted at the gate of Talladega Superspeedway with all proceeds going to the Alabama chapter of the American Red Cross.

For more information on Talladega Superspeedway, please call the Talladega Superspeedway Ticket Office at 1-877-Go2-DEGA or visit them online at www.talladegasuperspeedway.com.

MORE WAYS TO HELP ALABAMA TORNADO VICTIMS
  • American Red Cross: Text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation or visit the organization's online donation page
  • Salvation Army: Text GIVE to 80888 to make a $10 donation to the organization's tornado relief fund or visit its website
  • Governor's Emergency Relief Fund To Help Tornado Victims in Alabama: Gov. Robert Bentley has established a fund to aid disaster victims. Donations may be made by credit card or check. For more information, visit the fund's website.

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