Richmond International Raceway Kicks Off 7th Annual Central Virginia Foodbank & Marine Toys for Tots Drive

President Vows to Again Match Donations Received at Track; Donors Eligible to Win Two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Tickets

Toys for Tots

Donate toys and food at the track and we'll match it, can-for-can and toy-for-toy

For the seventh consecutive year, Richmond International Raceway will team up with two great organizations to help support those who are less fortunate throughout the Greater Richmond Metropolitan community. Everyone is encouraged to help the Richmond International Raceway staff assist the Central Virginia Foodbank and the Marine Toys for Tots program now through December 16 by donating food items and toys during this upcoming holiday season.

NEW THIS YEAR: We need your help filling the Richmond International Raceway Pace Car with food! Each weekday we will put the Pace Car on display at the corner of Laburnum Ave. and Richmond-Henrico Tnpk., placing food donations inside the car. Our hope is to fill the entire Pace Car with food items for Central Virginia Foodbank.

“The Central Virginia Foodbank and Marine Toys for Tots are two very special programs for us here at Richmond International Raceway,” said track president Dennis Bickmeier. “We recognize the need for our community throughout the year, but especially during the holiday season. I encourage everyone to make a difference this holiday season and donate to these worthwhile programs. Additionally, I pledge that Richmond International Raceway will match can-for-can and toy-for-toy the donations we receive here at the track.”

Donations can be made to both organizations at the Richmond International Raceway ticket office located at the corner of Laburnum Avenue and Richmond-Henrico Turnpike (Meadowbridge Road). The ticket office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For five food items or one new, unwrapped toy donated to these organizations and dropped off at Richmond International Raceway, each donor will be entered to win two tickets to the April 28, 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway. Food items most needed are canned meats and fish, peanut butter, canned vegetables and fruits, canned spaghetti sauce, hot and cold cereals, pasta and rice.

NASCAR returns to Richmond International Raceway for a quadrupleheader, featuring the Saturday, April 28, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race; Friday, April 27, NASCAR Nationwide Series race and the Thursday, April 26, doubleheader: Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown Late Model race, preceded by the Blue Ox 100 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race. Ticket deposits are being accepted now for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race by clicking here or calling 866-455-7223.

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