Speedway to distribute $725,000 to local organizations

CONCORD — Speedway Children’s Charities donated more than $725,000 to organizations in the Charlotte region to benefit area children.

In a special presentation, the dollar amount donated was unveiled in a LED, or light emitting diode, display as more than 75 children from area charities were on hand for the program.

Throughout the year, Speedway Children’s Charities has donated to 92 organizations, directly affecting more than 45,000 children.

Speedway Children’s Charities raised the money through various fundraising activities along with individual and corporate donations throughout the year.

A number of area agencies will directly benefit from the funds, including A Better World, which helps provide finances to operate after-school programs, and Birthday Blessings, a program that hosts birthday parties for homeless children and their families.

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