Mooresville, N.C. (November 28, 2017) The 29th annual Stocks For Tots holiday event and fundraiser will be held Tuesday, Dec. 5 at the NASCAR Technical Institute in Mooresville, N.C.
The event which started in 1989 has raised more than $1 million and collected more than 60,000 toys to aid raising awareness for child abuse in North Carolina. Each year thousands of fans have attended the event where they can meet many of their favorite NASCAR drivers from the Monster Cup, Xfinity, and Camping World Truck Series. NASCAR Hall of Famers, Ned Jarrett, Bobby Allison, Leonard Wood, Rex White, and Jerry Cook will be on hand. Current drivers Ryan Newman, Kurt Busch, Sam Hornish, Chris Buescher, Joe and John Hunter Nemechek, Brandon McReynolds, ARCA Champion Austin Theriault will also be in attendance. Other Legends include former Charlotte Motor Speedway promoter Humpy Wheeler, Don Miller, former Cup chiefs Barry Dodson, Buddy Parrott, Waddell Wilson, former Cup drivers Bobby LaBonte, Donnie Allison, Neil “Soapy” Castles, “Tiger” Tom Pistone, Bobby Dotter, Jerry Nadeau, and others. NHRA and IHRA Drag Racers will be represented by Doug Herbert, and Buddy Martin. Media personalities such as TV broadcasters Mike Joy, Charlotte Motor Speedway’s mascot “Lug Nut”, and Santa Claus will be ready to meet the fans.
The money raised will support the Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) nonprofit organization which is dedicated to helping children, supporting parents and improving the community.
Don Miller, chairman of the Stocks For Tots Foundation and the North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame, is noted for his humanitarian efforts as he was the recipient of the inaugural NASCAR Humanitarian Award. Stocks For Tots is his favorite program. “This is the most worthy thing we do”, said Miller. “We’ve been collecting toys at our hall of fame and other locations in the area.
“I am as excited as Don to hold Stocks For Tots at the NASCAR Institute,” beamed John Dodson VP Business Alliances & NASCAR. “With all the great drivers who will be here signing autographs, the fans will be in for a special treat while helping out on a truly worthwhile cause.”
The Stocks For Tots fundraiser at the NASCAR Institute will begin at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 5 and will end at 9 p.m. The event requires wristbands to enter the event, obtain autographs and/or attend the silent auction and gift shop. This year a special $100 ticket is offered for fans who want to be in the first 50 people in line for the autographs. Call 704-663-5331 for information about these tickets. The North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame will sell tickets on the day of the event starting at 9 AM. A cash donation of $10 and a new unwrapped toy with a $10 value or $20 cash will be available only on the day of the event. Only 200 of these tickets will be sold.
Wristbands will go on sale the day of the event at the North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame (704-663-5331) located at 119 Knob Hill Road in Mooresville, NC starting at 9 AM.
The NASCAR Technical Institute is located at 220 Byers Creek Road in Mooresville, NC 28117. Their phone number is (704) 658-1950.
Stocks For Tots was created as a way to bring together stock car racing and its fans while raising awareness of the child abuse problem in North Carolina. The idea was to collect toys and raise money during a festive, family-oriented holiday event. For more information on the event visit: www.stocksfortots.com or visit their Facebook page.
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