A nationwide 75-hours giving campaign begins May 16 at 5 p.m. ET at NASCARdaygiveathon.org
DANVILLE, VA (May 16, 2023) – The Wendell Scott Foundation is joining NASCAR, The NASCAR Foundation, Speedway Motorsports, and Speedway Children’s Charities for the first-ever NASCAR Day Giveathon, an online giving campaign to raise $750,000 in charitable funds for local charities in all 50 states.
As a nonprofit organization participating in the Giveathon, The Wendell Scott Foundation has its own online Giveathon page for collecting donations: https://bit.ly/41FZtWW.
With a fundraising goal of $10,000, our goal is to provide underprivileged students with access to quality education and resources that will help them build successful careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
“We are excited to participate in this year's Giveathon. The generosity shown by NASCAR is a significant help that allows us to scale our STEM education initiatives,” shared Warrick Scott Sr., CEO/Founder of the Wendell Scott Foundation.
The Giveathon, which runs from Tuesday, May 16 at 5:00 p.m. ET until 8:00 p.m. ET on Friday, May 19, features bonus grants every hour during the 75-hour window and matching gift donations for nonprofit organizations on May 19, as well as T-shirts and memorabilia items as incentives for donors.
Every hour during the 75-hour window, NASCAR and Speedway Motorsports will randomly award one (1) $750 bonus grant to charities who receive at least one $25 donation during that hour.
Additionally, matching gift donations will be available throughout the day of May 19, thanks to the generosity of Giveathon sponsors, including NASCAR, Speedway Motorsports, Coca-Cola, Jeep Beach, and First Nation Group. Sponsors will continue to match donations in their designated hour until they reach their specified dollar amount. The following breakdown explains the matching gift donations per hour available on Thursday, May 19, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET.
Donor incentives include the opportunity to be listed on the bed of three GMS Racing Chevrolet Silverado RSTs competing in the NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series at North Wilkesboro on Saturday, May 20; a commemorative Helmet for the first 100 donors who contribute $750 or more; a commemorative coin for the first 300 donors of $50 or more; and a commemorative t-shirt for the first 3,000 donors of $75 or more.
NASCAR fans can also follow along throughout the 75-hour window by tuning into SiriusXM Radio Ch. 90 and following The NASCAR Foundation’s social channels, which will feature charity spotlights throughout the campaign.
For more information and to make a donation, go to www.nascardaygiveathon.org
About The Wendell Scott Foundation
The Wendell Scott Foundation is a national non-profit organization that was established to honor the legacy and achievements of Wendell Scott - the first African-American race car driver to win NASCAR's highest level, the Grand National. The foundation is dedicated to providing support and services to at-risk youth ages 8 and 18. With a focus on facilitating educational development, the foundation leverages cultural activities, STEM-based programs, and mentorship initiatives to empower the youth. Moreover, the foundation has recently joined forces with GMS Racing's latest driver, Rajah Caruth, who drives the No. 24 Chevrolet during the 2023 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series season. Join us in supporting the Wendell Scott Foundation's noble cause and help foster the future success of young people nationwide!
About The NASCAR Foundation
The NASCAR Foundation is a leading charity that works to improve the lives of children who need it most in NASCAR racing communities through the Speediatrics Children's Fund and the Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award. Since 2006, The NASCAR Foundation has contributed nearly $43 Million to impact the lives of more than 1.7 million children across the country.