Holiday Toy Drive at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

MONTEREY, Calif. (Nov. 30, 2011) – There is still time to donate. Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is hosting a Toy Drive to benefit the Monterey Peninsula Salvation Army and as an extra incentive, all donors who bring a new, unwrapped toy for a child up to the age of 12 will receive a free ticket to the Sunday of the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, August 19, 2012.

The Toy Drive ends December 6, 2011. Donors can bring their unwrapped toys to the Souvenir Store, which is located in the paddock, next to the Skip Barber Racing School or to the SCRAMP administrative offices.

“The spirit of giving is in our blood here Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.” said Gill Campbell, CEO/general manager. “Without the volunteers who help us put on our events, we simply could not do all that we do so giving back to the Monterey Peninsula by working with The Salvation Army, to help those in need is a natural fit for us.”

The Monterey Peninsula Salvation Army was founded in 1895 and serves the homeless, low-income families and youth of all ages through various programs and worship services. The charitable giving of local businesses, organizations and community members enables The Salvation Army to give thousands of new toys and gifts to children each holiday season.

Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca was established in 1957. The world-renowned raceway has been operated since its inception by the Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula (SCRAMP), a not-for-profit 501C(4) corporation. Each race season, SCRAMP donates its net proceeds to the volunteer groups that help put on the races.

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2012 Race Season
May 11-12   American Le Mans Series, presented by Patron
May 18-20   Ferrari Racing Days
July 27-29   Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix featuring MotoGP World Championship
August 17-19  Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion
September 7-9 Continental Tire Sports Car Festival, Powered by Mazda

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