Speedbowl hosts United Way of Southeastern Connecticut event Wednesday 9/5

NASCAR Truck Series driver David Starr and his #81 Truck to appear

Waterford, CT (September 4, 2012) – 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 Connecticut’s network.

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 Speedbowl patrons.

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 protected] or the track office at 860.442.1585.




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