– Over 500 local school children are scheduled to visit New Jersey Motorsports Park on Friday, Dec. 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to enjoy their “Coats for Kids” holiday program hosted by the New Jersey Motorsports Park Green Flag Children’s Charities.
Cumberland County elementary and middle school students, selected by their school, will choose a brand-new winter coat, a pair of gloves or mittens, a hat and a scarf, a book or two and then enjoy a hot, healthy lunch, plus a visit with Santa and some corporate mascots. Each item has been donated to the drive by corporations, Green Flag Committee members, and racers.
“The Green Flag Committee volunteers work hard to support our local children’s organizations,” said Don Fauerbach, founder of the NJMP Green Flag Committee. “For the ninth year in a row we are providing these children in need with warmth and happiness during the holidays. We’re thankful for the support of our sponsors, our community, and all the racers who have helped us raise the funds necessary to accomplish this special goal for these children.”
Leading the corporate contribution list are; Bottino’s Shoprite, South Jersey Gas, Atlantic City Electric and Ocean First Bank with their generous contributions. Bottino’s Shoprite Stores are donating, preparing and serving the complete luncheon for the children, and South Jersey Gas, Atlantic City Electric, and Ocean First Bank are providing funding to purchase a portion of the winter wear, as well as volunteering during the event.
The motorsports community has once again provided significant support for this year’s coat drive. The South Jersey Region of the Sport Car Club of America (SCCA) conducted a fund drive to benefit Coats for Kids, raising hundreds of dollars to help purchase additional winter coats during their recent regional races held at NJMP, and numerous Porsche and BMW racing clubs have also made substantial contributions.
If you would like to make a contribution to this year’s Coats for Kids event, all donations can be dropped off at New Jersey Motorsports Park. For more information on NJMP Green Flag Charities, or if you would like to make a corporate contribution call (856) 327-7201.
The Green Flag Committee, a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, is comprised of individuals who share a common commitment to enhance the overall quality of life in Cumberland County through volunteerism and charitable activities, with a strong focus on the needs of children and youth. The GFC also works to inform the general public of the features and benefits of the New Jersey Motorsports Park and related Millville Airport tourism centers. It provides operational support for NJMP charitable events and related social and public affairs. In addition, the GFC works in close partnership with regional non-profit organizations, chambers of commerce, and public schools, for the betterment of the local community.
Sitting on more than 500 acres in Millville, N.J., New Jersey Motorsports Park is the premier motorsports entertainment complex in the Northeast. NJMP is conveniently located near Philadelphia and New York City, offering diverse and dynamic attractions both on and off-track. The park includes two world-class road courses, Thunderbolt and Lightning Raceway, a motorsports country club membership program, one of the top outdoor karting complexes in the U.S. – Tempest Raceway, 10 acres of paintball fields, concert and festival space, overnight accommodations, real estate development opportunities, and a clubhouse with a bar/restaurant and built-in pool. NJMP continues to elevate its commercial and private real estate development including: The Villas at Breighton, private garage condominiums: Exotic Car Garages, and NJMP Speedplex featuring performance/automotive services and more.