Waterford, CT – Waterford Speedbowl will host
United Way of Southeastern Connecticut’s 2012 fall fundraising
campaign “kickoff” Wednesday evening, marked by an appearance by
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competitor David Starr and his #81
Zachry Holdings, Inc. Toyota Tundra race truck. The event will
coincide with the Speedbowl’s scheduled Wild’ n Wacky Wednesday
racing card, the track’s popular mid-week motorsports program.
The kickoff event will bring together United Way of Southeastern
Connecticut partner agencies and their invited guests. Results of
“pace setter” campaign companies and organizations will be announced
at the event by a select group of partners that have already begun
fundraising campaigns ahead of the fall fundraising efforts. The
event will begin at 5:30pm, with a brief speaking program beginning
at approximately 6:25pm. More information about how companies, no
matter their size, can get involved with the 2012 fundraising
campaign will also be available.
2012 United Way of Southeastern Connecticut Co-Chairs Pat Gaffey,
Senior Director, Pfizer External Affairs & Communications / Science,
Technology & Medicine / Pfizer Inc. and Harry Rodriguez, President,
AFT Local 5123 at Lawrence & Memorial Hospital will serve as master
of ceremonies for the kickoff event. Invited guests include partner
agencies and their guests within United Way of Southeastern
David Starr, driver of the #81 Zachry Holdings, Inc. #81 Toyota
Tundra on NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series will be on hand to
speak and sign autographs for campaign kickoff attendees along with
The Speedbowl’s Wild ‘n Wacky Wednesday race program gets underway
at 7:00pm with action for its Legend Cars, Bandolero, X-Car and
Super X-Car divisions, along with a weekly “wacky” race event.
Grandstands open at 5:30pm and the Speedbowl and United Way of
Southeastern Connecticut encourage race fans to bring canned tuna
and peanut butter with them to the Speedbowl. A collection bin will
be located on the Speedbowl midway at the main entrance, with all
donated items going to the United Way’s food center, benefitting
those in need.
United Way of Southeastern Connecticut is a non-profit organization
that improves the lives of people who live and work in New London
County and strengthens the community through local health and human
service programs. United Way supports programs which improve
community wellness, help children thrive, supply basic human needs,
and promote independence.
For more information on this event, please contact email@example.com
or the track office at 860.442.1585.