MEDIA ADVISORY: THE NASCAR FOUNDATION BRINGS YOUTH FESTIVAL TO DOVER INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY

DOVER – The NASCAR Foundation will host its first-ever Speediatrics Fun Day Festival in the Dover area on Thursday, May 2, through a partnership with Dover International Speedway and Dover YMCA.

This NASCAR-themed festival is geared towards inspiring children to lead a healthy lifestyle. In addition to learning about healthy lifestyle habits, children in attendance will participate in field day activities such as Goodyear Tire Race, Gas Can Relay and Pit Crew Challenge alongside active NASCAR drivers, who will encourage them to stay active and eat well, all while having fun.

The festival is one of six events to be held in race markets across the country and is an initiative of The NASCAR Foundation’s Speediatrics Children’s Fund, which supports needs expressed by hospitals, specialty clinics, camps, and others providing children’s medical and health care services.

WHAT: Dover International Speedway and The NASCAR Foundation will host a Speediatrics Fun Day Festival in conjunction with Dover YMCA.

WHO:
Mike Tatoian, President, Dover International Speedway

Nichole Krieger, Executive Director, The NASCAR Foundation

Susan Herr, Senior Executive Director, Dover YMCA

William Byron   Driver, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
Vinnie Miller,  Driver, NASCAR Xfinity Series

Matt Mills Driver, NASCAR Xfinity Series

Ross Chastain Driver, NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series

Reid Wilson Driver, NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series                                  

WHERE:
Dover International Speedway – Monster Monument
1131 N. Dupont Hwy
Dover, DE 19901

WHEN:
Thursday, May 2, 2019
3:00 p.m. Event kick-off ceremony begins
3:15 p.m. Media availability

NOTE:
Photo opportunities and media availability to take place during the event.

Contact:
Julie Burns
YMCA of Delaware
Director of Marketing and Communications
jburns@ymcade.org
(302) 312-1452


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