Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca to Host Fifth Annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot
All Proceeds Benefit the Food Bank for Monterey County
Families can get a healthy, satisfying start to their Thanksgiving Day feasts by participating in the fifth annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot to benefit the Food Bank for Monterey County. Hosted by the County of Monterey and Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula (SCRAMP) at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, visitors who make a $10 cash or check donation can enjoy a run, jog or walk at their own pace on the 2.238-mile race circuit from 7 – 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 23.
One hundred percent of proceeds benefit the Food Bank for Monterey County, which is the area’s largest provider of emergency supplemental food. For every $1 received, the Food Bank can purchase $5 worth of food for families in need. Canned and non-perishable food items will also be accepted. Last year, more than 300 Good Samaritans gave up their Thanksgiving morning to help raise $3,505 and grocery bags full of canned and dry goods for the Food Bank for Monterey County. This equates to $17.525 in buying power.
“The Food Bank for Monterey County provides a vital service year round, and especially during the holiday season, so we are honored and proud to make the Turkey Trot a tradition for such a worthy cause,” said Gill Campbell, general manager of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. “We have received amazing feedback from people all over the world who have had the chance to participate. Our staff and board of directors of the Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula volunteer their time to organize this event, and it is gratifying to know that donations and food are being raised for a tremendous local organization.”
For people interested in learning how to help or make a direct donation to the Food Bank for Monterey County, please visit its website at www.foodbankformontereycounty.org.