The mission of Speedway Children's Charities remains true to the ideals it was founded upon in 1982: To care for children in educational, financial, social and medical need in order to help them lead productive lives.
Speedway Children’s Charities was founded by Speedway Motorsports, Inc.’s Chairman and CEO, O. Bruton Smith in 1982 after the death of his son. Since 1982, the charity has grown to include chapters at each of the SMI speedways across the country including, Charlotte, NC, Atlanta, GA, Bristol, TN, Sonoma, CA, Loudon, NH, Fort Worth, TX, Sparta, KY and Las Vegas, NV.
Since 1997, Speedway Children's Charities at Texas Motor Speedway has distributed more than $8.5 million in funding to non-profit organizations in North Texas supporting children in need. The funds distributed by Speedway Children's Charities are raised through special events held throughout the year. Most of Speedway Children's Charities events are geared around the three major race weeks at Texas Motor Speedway.
Speedway Children’s Charities could fill the grandstands at Texas Motor Speedway 14 times with the number of children we have helped since 1997. Our reach is far, and the dollars we raise go directly to helping children in our community.
Children's organizations in Collin, Dallas, Denton and Tarrant counties are eligible to apply for the Speedway Children's Charities' annual Founders and Partner Grants. Qualified applicants must directly fulfill needs of children in our area and be a registered 501(c)(3) organization. Visit us online at www.scctexas.org to learn how you can help make the difference in the lives of children living in North Texas.