Bristol Motor Speedway To Assist Middle Tennessee Community Following Devastating Tornadoesby Press Release March 3, 2020 0 comments
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Bristol Motor Speedway officials announced today that it will begin collecting donations of much needed essential supplies starting Wednesday morning to assist those affected by the devastating tornadoes in Nashville and Middle Tennessee.
A tractor trailer provided by Food City will be parked in a central location at the BMS North Entrance lot and will be accepting items from the list below beginning tomorrow morning from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. The truck will be accepting donations from Wednesday through Friday.
* Bottled water
* Cleaning supplies
* Box cutters
* Non-perishable food items
* Snack food items
* Trash bags
* Trash cans
* Formula/Baby Food
* Flash lights
Following the donation period, the items will be transported via the Food City tractor trailer to the Holy Rosary Church on Graylynn Drive in Nashville, Tennessee. The church will be partnering with the American Red Cross to distribute the items to those in need.
If you would like to help financially, please consider making a donation to the following:
- Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee for the Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund: cfmt.org
- Community Resource Center: crcnashville.org
- Music City Inc., the 501c(3) charitable foundation of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp.
If you would like to volunteer, please register at Hands On Nashville: hon.org.
Additionally, Bristol Motor Speedway is partnering with the Marsh Regional Blood Center and East Tennessee State University (ETSU) to collect blood donations during its March 4 blood drive at ETSU between 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. at the Culp Center. Donors may also give at any of the area Marsh Regional Blood Centers. Donations will be on standby to augment supply for our friends affected by the tornadoes in Middle Tennessee. For more information please visit marshblood.com.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those affected by this terrible tragedy, and just as we’ve done in the past when we see a neighbor in need we want to lend a helping hand,” said Jerry Caldwell, executive vice president and general manager, Bristol Motor Speedway. “We’re grateful to our partners and friends in the community for rallying together to help support all of those affected recently by the devastating tornadoes in Middle Tennessee.”
About Bristol Motor Speedway
Forged amid the scenic mountains of Northeast Tennessee near the Virginia state line, Bristol Motor Speedway is The Last Great Colosseum, a versatile multi-use venue that hosts major auto races, football games, concerts and many other captivating events. The facility features a 0.533-mile concrete oval race track with 28-degree corner banking and 650-feet straightaways that offers racing in several NASCAR touring series, highlighted by two major NASCAR Cup Series weekends. While at the track, fans are offered a unique viewing experience courtesy of Colossus TV, the world’s largest outdoor center-hung four-sided video screen with a 540,000-watt audio system. The adjacent quarter-mile dragstrip, Bristol Dragway, offers more than 50 events annually, including the marquee NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. The Thunder Valley Amphitheatre presented by Ballad Health transforms Bristol Dragway into a premier outdoor concert venue for the world’s greatest music performers. Three football games have kicked-off inside the oval, most notably the 2016 Pilot Flying J Battle at Bristol, where border rivals the University of Tennessee and Virginia Tech met before an NCAA-record crowd of 156,990. In existence since 1961, Bristol Motor Speedway was purchased in 1996 by Bruton Smith and his Speedway Motorsports company, a leading marketer and promoter of motorsports entertainment in the United States. The Speedway Children’s Charities Bristol Chapter was established the following year and has distributed nearly $16 million to local non-profit children’s organizations within the sixteen counties surrounding the Speedway. For more information, please visit www.bristolmotorspeedway.com.
Source: Bristol Motor Speedway