Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Taste of 24 Recap

I don't want to make you jealous but you missed a great night if you were in Daytona for the Rolex 24 and didn't attend the Taste of the 24! The Taste of the 24 was once again a great night out, with good food, great company and all the while supporting a wonderful cause.

This event supported the NASCAR Foundation's new scholarship program benefitting Volusia County (Fla.) high school seniors who plan to enroll full time in a two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in Florida during the 2014-2015 academic school year.

Students who are interested can access application materials at www.NASCAR.com/Foundation. Only the first 200 submissions will be accepted, and they must be postmarked no later than Feb. 20, 2014. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on factors including academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors and awards, work experience and financial need. The NASCAR Foundation will announce a minimum of 10 winners, who will each receive a one-time $2,500 scholarship, in May 2014.

This all-new scholarship program is driven by The NASCAR Foundation’s commitment to serving communities in which children live, learn and play. Through its fundraising efforts and events like Taste of the 24, The NASCAR Foundation has contributed more than $17 million in charitable support to initiatives that further this mission.

Some highlights:


Bahama Breeze

Could you die? Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding


Sinatra playing on the Piano (you had to drag me away)


The Flank Steak at SoNapa rocked!

Fireworks were awesome!
What's up next for the Nascar Foundation?? Only a Hold Em Tournament! The 3rd Annual High Speed Hold ‘Em Charity Poker Tournament is just around the corner! Its a new location for the event this year - - the Henderson Center at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.


Team Owners Rick Hendrick and Richard Childress will be serving as Honorary Co-Chairs. The Foundation has raised more than  $300,000 for the Speediatrics unit here in Daytona through the High Speed Hold ‘Em Charity Poker Tournament. This year their goal is to raise an additional $150,000 for the unit.

Since 2006 The NASCAR Foundation has helped achieve the goal of improving the delivery of medical care to more than 27,000 children annually at Speediatrics units at Halifax Health in Daytona and Homestead Hospital in Homestead. And the need for quality healthcare continues to grow, especially in our area.

2013 Event
Should you have any questions regarding the event, please feel free to contact  mweiss@nascar.com or by phone at 386-310-5744.

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2 comments:

  1. What a wonderful organization. And Krispy Kreme bread pudding? *swoon*

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  2. This was an awesome NASCAR event for an amazing cause! I wish I lived in FL to have been able to attend- and escape the Northeast's Polar Vortex! Thanks for sharing the details, I will pass the info along. All The Best! Denise

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