Holiday spirit spread at the seventh annual Charity Track and Toy Drive

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Guests were in the holiday spirit at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday during the annual MIS Cares Charity Track and Toy Drive. And in the process all the guests helped spread the holiday cheer by donating to local charities.  

Guests were able to take a lap in their personal automobile around the track in exchange for a new, unwrapped toy or a bag of nonperishable food. All food items were donated to the Brooklyn Food Bank in Brooklyn, Michigan and the St. Mary’s of Good Counsel Food Pantry in Adrian, Michigan. In addition the toys were donated to the U.S. Marines Toys for Tots in both Jackson and Lenawee Counties.

The overwhelming support from fans near and far allowed the track to fill a 20-foot truck with food and a 30-foot truck with items for Toys for Tots.

Santa was even in attendance and guests were able to get their picture taken with the man in the red suit thanks to Cori B Photography for $10.

MIS Cares is a donor advised fund of the NASCAR Foundation, a 501 © (3) non-profit entity.  The mission of MIS Cares is to create a lasting, positive impact on our community through charitable giving and volunteer efforts that cultivate community growth and advances quality of life.

MIS focuses on charity through the program MIS Cares. MIS and its sister company Americrown combined donated a total of $916,567 to local service groups and organizations through cash donations, work programs, grants and sponsorships, as well as tickets and merchandise that clubs raffle to raise money in 2015.

The NASCAR weekends at MIS allowed MIS Cares to drop the green flag to raising money for local organizations. MIS Cares and the NASCAR Foundation sold 50/50 raffle tickets, raising $68,710 in June and $119,060 in August. 

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