Hosted by the NJMP Green Flag Children’s Charities elementary and middle school students selected by their schools throughout Cumberland County, were able to choose a brand new winter coat, a pair of gloves or mittens, a hat & scarf and also a pair of slippers.
Once the children picked out their new winter wear a hot lunch consisting of hot dogs, chicken fingers, mac n’ cheese, and pb&j was provided and served to them thanks to Bottinos’ Shoprite. The children then were encouraged to write a letter to Santa and present it to him themselves.
With over 70 volunteers from the Green Flag Committee and generous corporate contributions from Subaru of America, Bottinos’ Shoprite, & Millville Walmart. NJMP was able to make this years “Coats for Kids” the largest yet.
” This is one of those special events we look forward to hosting every holiday season,” said Brad Scott, general manager of NJMP. ” We’re thankful for the support of the community and we’re pleased that over 500 children in Cumberland County will benefit from the coat drive”
The motorsports community also showed strong support in this year’s coat drive. The South Jersey Region of the Sports Car Club of America ( SCCA) conducted a funds drive to benefit the event, raising hundreds of dollars to help purchase additional coats.
In addition to the “Coats for Kids” program, NJMP plays host to a number of community fund raising events throughout the year. The facility also annually hosts the Barbara Cook and Bill Bottino Mud Run for Cancer and a Daytona 500 viewing party that raises funds for the Green Flag Children’s Charities. Over $240,000 has been raised for various charities since NJMP opened in July 2008.
New Jersey Motorsports Park and the NJMP Green Flag Committee would like to thank our media partners for covering the event:
- http://www.thedailyjournal.com/article/20111210/NEWS01 /312100019