Homestead-Miami Speedway celebrated the gift of giving this holiday season as the championship track delivered teddy bears and hats to patients in the emergency room and pediatrics wing of Homestead Hospital.
As part of “Giving Tuesday,” the track joined with the NASCAR Foundation to deliver Speedy Bears to the hospital’s Speediatrics Unit. Employees from the speedway went room to room visiting patients, helping to brighten their day and spread the holiday cheer.
In addition to Homestead Hospital, “Operation Speedy Bear Brigade” took place in 24 different locations across the NASCAR industry. In total, more than 1,000 Speedy Bears were delivered to children throughout the day.
To participate in Giving Tuesday, donations are being accepted through the NASCAR Foundation. For every $25 donated, the foundation will give one bear to a child. To contribute to The NASCAR Foundation’s Speediatrics Children’s fund, visit www.Foundation.NASCAR.com/Speediatrics.
Homestead-Miami Speedway has been open since 1995 following an initiative to spur economic recovery in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew. The speedway, which was founded by Miami businessman, racing enthusiast and philanthropist Ralph Sanchez, is a 650-acre facility that features a 1.5-mile oval and 2.21-mile road course. The speedway hosts on-track events nearly 300 days per year and generates more than $301 million annually for the region. In 2018, NASCAR crowned champions in all three of its national series at Homestead-Miami Speedway during Ford Championship Weekend for the 17th consecutive year (2002-18). Champions crowned at Homestead-Miami Speedway in 2018 were Joey Logano (Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series), Tyler Reddick (NASCAR XFINITY Series) and Brett Moffitt (NASCAR Camping World Truck Series). The 2019 Ford Championship Weekend will be Nov. 15-17.