MIS Cares continues to make a difference in the community


The action does not stop at Michigan International Speedway after the Pure Michigan 400. Instead, MIS Cares takes the wheel and drives into the community to continue to make a difference with numerous agencies.

MIS focuses on charity through the program MIS Cares. In 2014, MIS and its sister company Americrown combined donated a total of $774,873 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.

The Quicken Loans 400 and Pure Michigan 400 weekends allowed MIS Cares to drop the green flag to raising money for local organizations.  MIS Cares sold 50/50 raffle tickets throughout both weekends. In June, it raised $68,710 over three days. Not to be outdone, the ticket sellers collected $119,060 in August.  

The winner in June took home $34,355 while the August winner was able to claim $59,530. And thanks to the great supporters of the 50/50 raffle, MIS Cares presented a $10,000 check to The Daily Bread of Lenawee County prior to the Pure Michigan 400.

And there is still time for you to help MIS Cares.

Hit them far and straight at the second annual MIS Cares Golf Scramble presented by Quicken Loans on Sept. 18 at The Grande Golf Club in Jackson, Michigan. But hurry and get your registration in before it is too late. You can download the registration form at http://www.mispeedway.com/miscaresgolf

Golfers can test their swings at The Grande Golf Club, satisfy their appetite with a lunch buffet, bid on one-of-a-kind auction items and spend a relaxing day on the greens. The best part is all proceeds benefit MIS Cares, the official charitable fund of MIS.

The cost is $150 person and includes 18 holes of golf, a cart, a meal at the turn presented by Grady’s Custom Catering, a buffet-style lunch catered presented by FireKeepers Casino Hotel, an event gift and much more. Golfers can mail their completed form and payments to MIS Cares at 12626 US HWY 12, Brooklyn, Michigan 49230.

Registration for the day begins at 7:30 a.m. and golf will begin with a shotgun start at 9 a.m.

Don’t miss out on the silent auction which will remain open until 2:45 p.m. Submit your winning bid on two 2016 NASCAR tickets at MIS, a Detroit Red Wings package including a Jimmy Howard signed jersey and a practice visit with a Zamboni ride, a Detroit Lions package including tickets, pre-game passes, a Calvin Johnson autographed football and much more.

Or maybe you prefer a casino. MIS Cares has you covered.

Guests will have the opportunity to display their skills in a casino night at Michigan International Speedway on Oct. 10. The Champions Club presented by CP Federal Credit Union will be transformed for Wheelin & Dealin for MIS Cares for one night.

There will be tables set up in the Champions Club presented by CP Federal Credit Union to play Blackjack, Texas Hold ‘em, Roulette and Craps. The doors to the Champions Club will open at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 10. A Mongolian BBQ style dinner will start at 6:30 p.m. Guests can select their own vegetables, spices, sauce and meat and then watch as trained chefs from Americrown prepare your plate.

You can purchase your tickets at www.miscares.com or by calling 517-592-1285. But hurry because the event is limited to 150 people and these tickets are sure to go quickly. It is $70 per person or $125 per couple. This event is for guests 21 and older. Gambling is for entertainment purposes only.

You will want to make sure you take part in the silent auction for your chance to take home some must have items. Fans will be able to bid on a Jeff Gordon autographed diecast car, a trip to Grand Traverse Resort, a concourse level suite to a Detroit Pistons game, a Tom Izzo autographed basketball and much more. 

And what evening would be complete without a magician. Jeff the Magician will entertain the crowd throughout the night as he roams from table to table. Be sure to check out the magic routine of Flint, Michigan native Jeff Olds. You will not be disappointed.

MIS Cares is a donor advised fund of The NASCAR Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit entity. MIS Cares’ mission 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.

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