Celebrity Race to Prevent Child Abuse

Lucas Oil I-10 Speedway
Source — Jim Short
Date Posted — November 08, 2011
Celebrity Race to Prevent Child Abuse

Prevent Child Abuse Riverside County, Stock Cars USA and Lucas Oil have teamed up to present an action-packed, thrill-filled racing fundraiser Friday, Nov. 11, and Saturday, Nov. 12, at Lucas Oil I-10 Speedway in Blythe, Calif.

Olympic gold medalist Al Joyner and former National Football League stars Kermit Alexander (San Francisco 49ers), Efren Herrera (Los Angeles Rams) and Craig “Mac” McEwen (Washington Redskins, San Diego Chargers) head the list of celebrities who will be on hand for a Meet and Greet program from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 11 and a stock car race guaranteed to keep everyone on the edge of their seats Nov. 12.

Other celebrities scheduled for the event are professional racer Felix “Nighthawk” Giles, Ladies’ Professional Football player Lisa Christine Meneely, radio personalities Gary Hoffman (KFI-640AM) and Evelyn Erives (KGGI-99.1FM), Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Inland Empire Woman of the Year Nicole Orellana and Officer Byrd, the Macaw that was made a Los Angeles Police Department officer in acknowledgement of the work he and LAPD officer Mike Simonsen did in teaching children about public safety.

The Nov. 11 Meet and Greet will be a family affair with the celebrities, Stock Cars USA drivers and event officials all on hand to sign autographs, pose for pictures and chat with the fans while Lynyrd Sknyrd tribute band SouthBound provides musical entertainment. Speedway gates will open at 5 p.m. and the festivities will get under way at 6 p.m. Then on Nov. 12, as part of a full racing program at the track on the Colorado River Fairgrounds, the celebrities will climb into cars regularly raced by the Stock Cars USA drivers for an exciting benefit race.

A limited number of VIP tickets for the Meet and Greet are available at $20 apiece. These tickets include dinner, a tote bag, select seating and an autograph session. General admission tickets are just $5 per person with the donation of a new, unwrapped toy or $10 per person without the donation. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Tickets also may be purchased in advance by visiting the PCA web site at www.pcariverside.org.

The toys donated at this event will be distributed to foster children in the Blythe area during the holidays.

Tickets for the races are sold separately and are priced at $10 for adults, $8 for seniors (55 and older), military personnel and handicapped, $5 for teens 13 to 17 and $3 for children 6 to 12. A Family Pack that will admit two adults and two children 17 and under is available for $20.

Prevent Child Abuse Riverside County is a non-profit organization that has been severely impacted by economic conditions and depends on events such as this for its survival. The cooperation and generosity of the owners and drivers of the Stock Cars USA series and the management and employees of Lucas Oil is greatly appreciated.

Please come and be a part of the fun all weekend and help a great cause.

For more information about the event, please contact Prevent Child Abuse coordinator Tammy Alexander by telephone at 951-522-965 or by e-mail at talexander@pcariverside.org or Stock Cars USA spokesman Shakin’ Blake Usilton by phone at 951-258-7423 or by e-mail at stockcarsusa@sbcglobal.net.

More information about the track may be found at www.i10speedway.com.

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