Lucas Oil Speedway offers free admission with food donation to Ozarks Food Harvest
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Lucas Oil Speedway and KY3 are offering free admission to the races in Wheatland on Saturday, July 22 when race-goers donate four nonperishable food items for Ozarks Food Harvest.
Donations for admission will be collected the night of the race near an Ozarks Food Harvest truck at the main gate. Donors will receive one free ticket for every four nonperishable food items given. Gates open at 5 p.m., hot laps begin at 6:30 p.m. and racing starts at 7:05 p.m. Food donations will also support Ozarks Food Harvest’s partner food pantry in Wheatland, Hickory County C.A.R.E.S.
“This is one of our most popular events each season, and our fans always rise to the occasion to help out a great cause,” said Danny Lorton, general manager of Lucas Oil Speedway. “We’re happy to partner again with our friends at KY3 and Ozarks Food Harvest for a night that will make a difference for people facing hunger.”
Lucas Oil Speedway hopes to collect even more food this year to help feed the 1 in 5 children and 1 in 6 adults facing hunger in southwest Missouri. Last year, event attendees donated more than 3,000 pounds of food for children, families and seniors in the Ozarks.
“We’re grateful to Lucas Oil Speedway for their continued support of Ozarks Food Harvest,” said Jordan Browning, director of communications at Ozarks Food Harvest. “This event continues to be one of our largest food drives and is a great way for families to enjoy a night of racing that supports a great cause.”
Since 2008, Lucas Oil Speedway has collected more than 78,000 pounds of food to help provide nearly 66,000 meals for Ozarks Food Harvest and their hunger-relief partner Hickory County Cares.
The speedway is located at 700 E. Highway 54 in Wheatland, and directions can be found at lucasoilspeedway.com. Regular admission is $15 for adults ages 16 and older, $12 for military and seniors ages 62 and older and $5 for youth ages 6 to 15. A list of most-needed items can be found on The Food Bank’s website at ozarksfoodharvest.org/fooddrive.
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About Ozarks Food Harvest — The Food Bank
Ozarks Food Harvest is the Feeding America food bank for southwest Missouri, serving 270 community and faith-based charities across a third of Missouri. The Food Bank reaches 50,000 individuals monthly and provides more than 20 million meals annually. Learn more at ozarksfoodharvest.org, facebook.com/ozarksfoodharvest or twitter.com/ozksfoodharvest.