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Speedway Children's Charities Awards Reading Buddies Bristol
Posted on 11/16/2020
Night of Smiles

Speedway Children's Charities recently awarded Reading Buddies Bristol TN/VA a check for $3,900 at their annual Night of Smiles event!

The Bristol chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities (SCC) announced on November 12 that it raised a significant total of $453,100 despite the challenges from a worldwide pandemic that hampered much of their fundraising efforts throughout the year. Checks from that total were distributed during the annual Night of Smiles event, presented by State Water Heaters.

This year’s Night of Smiles event had a different look and feel, as representatives from each of the agencies being honored took a tour of the Pinnacle Speedway In Lights in their vehicles and then received their checks in a socially-distanced manner from SCC-Bristol executive director Claudia Byrd as cars crossed the start/finish line of the Bristol Motor Speedway oval.

“There's no greater blessing than to be here at the Night of Smiles presented by State Water Heaters and help give away the money raised to area agencies that are going to help children in need in our community,” Byrd said. “This year has been especially challenging for us all given the pandemic, but we were able to forge ahead despite the obstacle. Although demand for assistance will always exceed our ability to assist, we're so thankful to everyone who has donated and volunteered throughout the years to help us raise nearly $17 million. We would not be able to do this without your love and support.”

Night of Smiles presented by State Water Heaters is the culmination of a year of SCC fundraising events, including The Pinnacle Speedway in Lights, which opened on November 13.

To learn more about Reading Buddies, go to https://www.readingbuddiesbristol.org/.

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