Auto Club Speedway Foundation
The mission of the Auto Club Speedway Foundation is to enhance the lives of children in our community through education. The Auto Club Speedway Foundation, which was established in 2008 is a 501(c)(3) donor advised fund of the NASCAR Foundation.
The Auto Club Speedway Foundation supports numerous programs and efforts including Lefty’s Reading Challenge, a program that encourages reading excellence from Southern California area elementary school children and provides grants to school libraries.
ACS Foundation Initiatives
Lefty's Reading Challenge
Auto Club Speedway funds and manages a free elementary school literacy program called Lefty's Reading Challenge in an effort to wipe out illiteracy in our community and support local school libraries.
Statistics indicate that if children cannot read well by the time they reach the third grade, they are much more likely to run the risk of not finishing high school in the future. Lefty's Reading Challenge equips local teachers with a fun and creative reading program to motivate students to read and parents to participate in their child's literacy growth.
Nearly 150,000 students at 220 elementary schools in San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange and Los Angeles Counties participate in Lefty's Reading Challenge by completing 20 books or reading assignments within four weeks. In addition to pizza parties and recognition, Auto Club Speedway donates money to school libraries to provide new books and reading materials for our next generation of leaders.
ACS Foundation Fundraising Activities
Auto Club Speedway Foundation works closely with The NASCAR Foundation on special events including the Daytona 500 Viewing Party and NASCAR Championship Viewing Party to raise charitable donations.
Auto Club Speedway also hosts it's annual Lefty's Track Day, which gives our community an opportunity to drive their cars on the famous two-mile superspeedway, take a high speed lap in our official pace car and more all for a good cause.
For more information on the Auto Club Speedway Foundation, please contact Heather Perrin at (909) 429-5611 or HPerrin@autoclubspeedway.com
The NASCAR Foundation
Since 2006, The NASCAR Foundation has committed more than $22 million dollars to initiatives dedicated to helping children live happier, healthier lives. The NASCAR Foundation embodies the compassion of the NASCAR industry, and seeks to raise funds and increase volunteerism to support nonprofit charities and charitable causes focused on granting children with the ability to live, learn and play.