Hard to believe that it’s December and 2010 is almost over!

We are in the midst of getting our High-Powered Toy Drive and 6th annual Race to the Holidays Christmas Party into gear.

All items collected during the toy drive will be used at the Christmas Party this Saturday, December 11, which we will host at the raceway for more than 275 Sonoma Valley children.  New, unwrapped toys or cash donations can be dropped off during regular business hours here at the raceway.

We are also getting ready for our 3rd annual SCC recipients reception on December 16. It will give us a chance to meet the directors from many of the organizations that we have funded for 2010.

This year the Sonoma chapter was able to distribute $ 225,983 to 34 qualified youth organizations in Sonoma County. Our chapter has raised more than $3.7 million since 2001.

We are well into planning for the 2011 season with over a dozen events on the calendar. Our first event will be the 9th Tour de Charity karting event on March, 26 as well as the 24 Hours of LeMons on the same weekend.

Hope you have a happy holiday and all the best for 2011.

Denise Silver
Sonoma Chapter

Photo Caption: The Race to the Holidays Children’s Christmas Party features caroling, balloon animals, face painting and gifts from Santa Claus. We will host two parties at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in the Driver’s Lounge