Pike School of Art could benefit from NASCAR Foundation event

Published 5:00 pm Monday, May 15, 2023

For four days, The NASCAR Foundation will present grants to various participating charities. Pike School of Art—Mississippi, in Summit, could be one of those beneficiaries.

PSA-MS presents public programs to promote its goal to be a space for interdisciplinary creative experimentation. PSA-MS has partnered with the City of McComb and the McComb School District to provide free after-school art workshops for school-aged children at Martin Luther King Park.

The NASCAR Foundation’s NASCAR Day Giveathon — created in honor of the racing organization’s 75th anniversary — is an effort to provide much-needed funds to the communities “where we live, work and race,” according to the foundation’s website.

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The event begins at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, and concludes at 8 p.m. Friday, May 19. The goal is to raise as much money and awareness as possible for local nonprofits in one event.

NASCAR and Speedway Motorsports will randomly award one $750 bonus grant every hour during the Giveathon. Charities and randomly selected and must have received a minimum donation of $25 during that hour to be eligible for the bonus. Donations will be matched up to $750 per gift.

Various incentives will be offered for donors as the event progresses.

Nationwide, 833 charities are participating. There are nine participating charities in Mississippi — Pike School of Art, in Summit; Growing Up Knowing, in Jackson; Operation Shoestring Inc., Jackson; Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society, Columbus; Mississippi Wildlife Rehabilitation, Coldwater; North Mississippi Exchange Family Center, Oxford; End It For Good Inc., Ridgeland; Mississippi Cultural Crossroads, Port Gibson; and MS Delta Academies, Greenwood.

To participate in the Giveathon, for a full list of charities or for more information, visit https://nascar.fanthem.io/

For more information on PSA-MS and its programs, visit www.psa-ms.org.