Henrico County Police Athletic League Nabs $8,000 Through NASCAR Day Pin Donations
Henrico County PAL and The NASCAR Foundation appreciate our wonderful fans' donations!
After being designated Richmond International Raceway’s charitable recipient for NASCAR Day 2010, the Henrico County Police Athletic League (PAL) descended upon America’s Premier Short Track in full force during the April 30-May 1 NASCAR Doubleheader Weekend. The greatest fans in all of motorsports responded, donating $5 in exchange for commemorative NASCAR Day lapel pins, which resulted in $8,000 for Henrico County PAL.
Dozens of Henrico County police officers, board members and volunteers combined efforts to canvas the Richmond International Raceway property, offering the commemorative pins to more than 100,000 fans who visited America’s Premier Short track during the race weekend.
“We are so proud of the efforts from Henrico County Police Athletic League during our NASCAR weekend,” said track president Doug Fritz. “We truly appreciate the support from our fans who flexed their charitable muscle by donating to such a worthy cause.”
Funds raised through Richmond International Raceway’s NASCAR Day pin sales are split between Henrico County PAL and The NASCAR Foundation. The donations will be used to support many of the Henrico County PAL programs, including the after school program, summer camp, Johnny Newman Basketball Camp and youth leadership program.
NASCAR returns to Richmond International Raceway September 10-11 for one of the most anticipated doubleheader weekends this season. “One Last Race to Make The Chase” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race is the final event before the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Once the checkered flag flies on Saturday, September 11, only the top 12 drivers in the point standings will be eligible for the series championship. Tickets start at $40 and can be purchased by calling 866-455-RACE or clicking here.
The weekend begins on Friday, September 10, with a full day of on-track activity highlighted by the Virginia 529 College Savings 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race “under the lights.” Friday’s ticket includes Fas Mart Pole Qualifying and practice for the Sprint Cup Series and WRIC-TV8 Pole Qualifying and practice for the Nationwide Series. Friday’s tickets start at $30 and can be purchased by calling 866-455-RACE or clicking here . Children 12 and younger are admitted free with a ticketed adult in general admission sections on Friday only.
About Henrico County PAL:The Henrico Police Athletic League is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, youth crime prevention program that utilizes educational, athletic and recreational activities to create trust and understanding between police officers and youth. The Henrico PAL Program encourages its participants to broaden their horizons and focuses on developing relationships between police officers and youth while engaging in enriching experiences. The Henrico County Police Department is one of the newest chapter organizations of the National Police Athletic League. The mission of Henrico PAL is to prevent juvenile crime and violence by providing civic, athletic, recreational and educational opportunities. Since establishing the program in 2007, more than 3,000 youths have participated in Henrico PAL sponsored activities and events.