SCRAMP makes annual donation

SCRAMP donates $371,873 to charities & civic groups; money to help youth & community programs in central California. MONTEREY, Calif. (November 14, 2002) - In addition to promoting world-class racing events at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, the ...

SCRAMP donates $371,873 to charities & civic groups; money to help youth & community programs in central California.

MONTEREY, Calif. (November 14, 2002) - In addition to promoting world-class racing events at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, the Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula (SCRAMP) has been an active and highly visible part of the community for 45 years through its ongoing financial association with local charitable and service groups.

Every racing season, in excess of 2500 volunteers from more than 60 Central Coast service organizations offer their time and energy to help make events at the track possible. In recognition of their efforts during the 2002 season, SCRAMP distributed $371,873 to participating charities and civic organizations during a reception today at the Embassy Suites Monterey Bay, in Seaside.

This year's donation brings the total SCRAMP has donated to community organizations over the past 45 years to more than $10 million.

"SCRAMP is an organization built on volunteerism in the community," said Kathryn Hayworth, SCRAMP President. "So today is a very rewarding day not only for the volunteers, service clubs and charities that are receiving their checks, but also for the 25 SCRAMP directors and 250 assistant directors who have dedicated themselves to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and the SCRAMP mission. It is with great pride that we are able to give something back to a community that has given so much to us over the last 45 years."

Most of the more than 60 charities and community groups that work with and earn donations from SCRAMP are from Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties. These groups include various organizations supporting youth, women, community and veteran organizations (see separate listing that follows).

SCRAMP was chartered in 1957 to benefit local charitable and non-profit groups, and to promote economic vitality in the surrounding area. In addition to the more than $10 million SCRAMP has donated to the community over the years, events at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca pump an estimated $100 million into the area economy each racing season, thus supporting local businesses and tourism.

SCRAMP VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATIONS
Al-Kadosh Shrine #14
All Services Airborne
American Legion Posts 41, 589, 593
Aptos Sea Lions
Ben Lomand Youth Conservation
Boy Scout Troops 134, 150, 127
Boys & Girls Club of Monterey
Cabrillo Host Lions club
California Highway Patrol Monterey & King City
Camp Opportunity
Carmel Host Lions Club
Carmel Valley Rotary Club
Castroville Chamber of Commerce
CHP Explorers throughout California
Civil Air Patrol Squad 60
Community Partnership for Youth
Correctional Peace Officers Foundation
Cypress Swim Club
FNMOC Welfare/Recreation
Freedom Lions Club
John XXIII AIDS Ministry
Lighthouse Lions Club
Los Arboles Middle School
Marina Pony Baseball
Masonic Youth Group
Masons
MCSO - Motorcycle Squad
Monterey Bay Girl Scouts
Monterey Bay Jaguars
Monterey Bay Region Porsche Club
Monterey Food Bank
Monterey Special Olympics
Monterey Bay Veterans
Monterey Sheriff Explorers
Monterey High Music Boosters
Monterey High Runners Club
Monterey Jaycees
Monterey Mountain Bicycle/Equestrian Trail Assistants
Monterey Peninsula Sunrise Rotary Club
MPC School of Nursing
Monterey Ski & Social Club
Monterey Viejo Chapter 1846
Pacific Grove Lions Club
Salinas Jaycees
Salinas North Lions club
Salinas Valley Shrine Club
San Carlos Preschool
Seaside Kiwanis Club
Seaside Lions Club
Seaside Rotary Club
Soroptomists of Carmel Bay
S.P.C.A.
St Matthias Episcopal Church
United Way of Monterey County
Vietnam Veterans #2
Vietnam Veterans of Monterey County
Women's Crisis Center
Zonta Club

2003 SCHEDULE June 13-15 Grand Prix of Monterey (CBS-TV)
July 11-13 Honda International Superbike Classic
Aug. 15-17 Rolex Monterey Historic Automobile Races
Sept. 5-7 Monterey Sports Car Championships (NBC-TV)
Oct. 3-5 U.S. Sports Car Invitational

-laguna-seca.com-

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