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Speedway Children's Charities
Summer 2016

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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.

Since 1997, Speedway Children's Charities at Texas Motor Speedway has distributed more than $10  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 16 times with the number of children we have helped since 1997.  Our reach is far, and the dollars we raise go to directly 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. 

Job Description

College Level Student – B.A., B.S. with the following majors, but not limited to, hospitality management, non-profit, sports or motorsport management, public relations or related field.

Good organizational skills; attention to detail and accuracy, self-starter, good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel)

  • Assist in day-to-day operations. This may involve making phone calls, faxing, organizing, filing, odd jobs, etc.

  • Maintain and compile relevant databases and contact lists.

  • Assist in designing and implementing sponsorship proposals

  • Assist in organizing events by detailing action items

  • Assist with volunteer contact and organizing per event

  • During events get hands-on experience by helping coordinate behind the scenes

  • Help plan and organize volunteer appreciation party.

Benefits & Opportunities

 

This job provides a reward that is greater than anything I have been a part of. The reward of giving back and contributing to those who are less fortunate in communities around you is the best benefit of this internship. Though unpaid, I wouldn't have traded this experience for anything. I have grown as an individual throughout this experience. I am extremely thankful for the network I have created, the people I have met, and the individuals who have helped me grow within business and through my everyday life. 

Achievements

 

There were many exciting achievements throughout the internship. I believe completing the planning of an event, and the event going well is an achievement. We put on our largest fundraising event for the year, Silver Dollar at the Ranch, we completed Chef's in the Fast Lane, we had a successful six weeks of Friday Night Drags and we are preparing for the upcoming race weekend. I have continued my growth with public speaking and being able to carry on well and informed conversations with new people I meet. 

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