About Speedway Children’s Charities
Who We Are
The mission of Speedway Children’s Charities remains true to the ideals it was founded upon in 1982: To care for children in educational, financial, social and medical need in order to help them lead productive lives.
SCC is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and provides funding for hundreds of non-profit organizations throughout the nation that meet the direct needs of children. Our vision is that every child has the same opportunities no matter what obstacle they are facing.
History of SCC
Speedway Children’s Charities was founded by Bruton Smith, Chairman of Speedway Motorsports and Sonic Automotive, as a Memoriam and legacy to his son, Bruton Cameron Smith, who passed away at a very young age.
Given his experience, Smith became passionate about wanting to help children in need and Speedway Children’s Charities was created focusing on communities surrounding SMI speedways.
“Our sole concern at SCC is to help a child in need,” says Smith.
SCC went national in 1982, and throughout the years has grown to fund thousands of organizations nationwide that help children directly with everything from educational support to the basic need of a coat or a simple meal.
About SCC Las Vegas Chapter
Since its inception in 1999, Speedway Children’s Charities has granted more than $2.5 million to local children’s causes throughout Southern Nevada. Grants are given to a variety of organizations and most likely have touched the lives of someone you know. These funds were raised by the generous support of the racing, corporate and local communities.
Operating as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities is governed by a board of local trustees whose sole purpose is to distribute the funds raised each year to qualified local children’s-based 501(c)(3) organizations.