Fans Invited to Donate to Aid in Des Moines Flood Relief
Food collection to take place during Iowa Corn 300 weekend
NEWTON, Iowa (July 5, 2018) – Iowa Speedway, along with Chevrolet and The Food Bank of Iowa, will kick Des Moines flood relief efforts into overdrive this weekend. Fans attending this weekend’s races are encouraged to help Iowa Speedway and The Food Bank of Iowa in assisting those affected by recent flooding in Des Moines and the surrounding area.
Iowa Speedway will hold a non-perishable food drive prior to the ARCA Racing Series Fans With Benefits 150 and Verizon IndyCar Series Iowa Corn 300 on July 7-8. Non-perishable food items will be collected at the Chevy Display outside of Turn 1 when the Midway opens. Midway opening times are 9:00 a.m. CT on Saturday and 8:00 a.m. CT on Sunday.
“As often is the case with natural disasters, donations tend to wane in line with a dulling of the media spotlight,” said Iowa Speedway President David Hyatt. “But with thousands of people still in need, we’re anxious to rev that effort back up by enlisting the help of our loyal fans.
“We are fortunate to live in a community where so many people believe in giving back. Many families will be touched by the generosity of those attending what should be an amazing weekend of racing.”
Donated food items should be nonperishable. The most needed items are canned meats and fish, peanut butter, canned vegetables and fruits, hot and cold cereals, dry pasta and soup. The Food Bank of Iowa is also seeking soap products, paper goods and personal products.
Chevrolet will donate a truck for storage and transportation of all donations collected during the event.
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Iowa Speedway, The Fastest Short Track on the Planet, is a state-of-the-art 7/8-mile asphalt paved tri-oval race track and motorsports facility located in Newton, Iowa. Our 2018 schedule includes two exciting race weekends: July 7-8 (ARCA Racing Series Fans With Benefits 150 and Verizon IndyCar Series Iowa Corn 300) and July 27-28 (NASCAR K&N Pro Series Casey’s General Store 150 and NASCAR Xfinity Series U.S. Cellular 250 presented by The Rasmussen Group). For tickets, call 1.866.787.8946. To learn more, visit www.IowaSpeedway.com, “like” us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram.