Kids night at Atlanta Thunder

HAMPTON, GA (July 2, 2001) - Aaron's Sales and Lease Ownership will partner with Atlanta Motor Speedway for the July 5 Aaron's Kids Night at Thursday Thunder Legends racing series. The Bear, 92.5 FM in Griffin, will present this week's...

HAMPTON, GA (July 2, 2001) - Aaron's Sales and Lease Ownership will partner with Atlanta Motor Speedway for the July 5 Aaron's Kids Night at Thursday Thunder Legends racing series. The Bear, 92.5 FM in Griffin, will present this week's kids night, which will feature the Aaron's 312 girls, Nathaniel Wright Jr. and his Aaron's drag bike, and the No. 10 Aaron's NASCAR Winston Cup show car.

Aaron's has been working with Mr. Bernard Coxton of the Atlanta Fire Department to invite over 200 inner-city children from local boys and girls clubs, the YMCA and various elementary schools to attend the event and enjoy the night of racing. Transportation, food and drinks will be provided for the kids along with games and activities in the grandstand and on the main concourse.

"Our involvement in racing has grown over the past couple of years and has been beneficial for Aaron's, so this opportunity with the Legends series at AMS allows us to give back to the community and involve some kids that might not have an opportunity to go to the races," said Ken Butler, president of Aaron's Sales and Lease Ownership. "I know from experience that it just takes one race to get hooked in this sport, and who knows, we may have a future racer sitting in the stands."

The Bear will be broadcasting live this week from Thursday Thunder, and the intermission activity will be a special kids coin and candy scramble.

Fans can also win exciting prizes each week at Thursday Thunder. Up for grabs this week are tickets to this November's Georgia-Pacific Winston Cup Qualifying and the ARCA 400 race, as well as a host of other great prizes, including dinner gift certificates, free haircuts and free oil changes from area businesses.

Thursday Thunder is a fun and affordable activity for the whole family. Admission for adults is just $5, children 6-11 are $1, and children 5 and under are free. Gates open at 6 p.m., and the racing action will start immediately. For more information call (770) 946-4211.

-AMS

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