The Raceway Announces Holiday Charity Drivers' Challenge

Posted Date: 
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
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LONDON, November 18, 2020 – The Raceway at Western Fair District is teaming up with some of the province’s best drivers to spread added Christmas cheer this holiday season. The London oval will play host to the first-ever Drivers’ Holiday Challenge in support of Toys for Tots on Sunday, December 20th. Post time for the special program will be 4:45 p.m. (ET).

Four top drivers from Woodbine Mohawk Park and four top drivers from The Raceway will be generously donating all their driver earnings for the evening to Toys For Tots to purchase Christmas Toys for children in need. The Raceway will also be matching the driver’s donations.

“Toys For Tots is extremely happy to partner with The Raceway at Western Fair District this year. This will be a great opportunity for both our organizations to make a significant impact in our local community,” said Toys For Tots President Robert Krizanec. “It is because of organizations such as The Raceway that will allow children to have a gift under the tree this holiday season.”

The inaugural edition of the Drivers Holiday Challenge will feature Woodbine Mohawk Park’s leading drivers Bob McClure, Doug McNair, Louis Roy and Trevor Henry, and four top drivers from The Raceway, Marc St Louis. Jr, Colin Kelly, Tyler Borth and Scott Wray.

“Given the current climate we wanted to host an event that was both safe to conduct and would support families during troubling times,” said Racing Manager Greg Gangle. We are pleased to team up with Toys For Tots and support their initiative around the holiday season. Also, without the commitment of the drivers this event would not be possible. We applaud their support.”

COSA TV, presented by CUJO Entertainment, has also shown their support behind the event. COSA TV will be offering live coverage of the Drivers Holiday Challenge. The broadcast will be available on the COSA TV social media platforms along with Harness Racing Update and the Standardbred Canada website.

Toys For Tots (Canada) is a Canadian charity based on local partnerships between Canadian Armed Forces, businesses, and concerned citizenry whose sole focus as an organization is to provide toys for children who are in need. Toys For Tots works to address and prevent specific problems faced by families and their supporting charity organizations by providing toys to children who would otherwise go without during a major religious holiday and provide toys throughout the calendar year to local emergency and social agencies to distribute to children during catastrophic circumstances.

For more information, contact:

Greg Blanchard

Director of Sales, Marketing & Communications
519-438-7203 (ext. 238)