Brighton Speedway Park drivers, fans and management have pulled together to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society through their own event known as “Chase for the Cure”. Greg Belyea, driver of the #25 Bainer’s Canadian Modified, along with his wife Shari, decided that they would rally support from everyone at Brighton Speedway Park in the hopes to raise money for the eradication of cancer. The Belyea’s, along with many of us, have been personally affected by this illness, and were hoping that this individual connection would encourage everyone to support this selfless initiative.
The plan was to have the drivers collect pledges and come together on August 27th to walk 5 laps of the 1/3 mile clay oval. With a donation at the gate fans would receive a Canadian Cancer Society bracelet which would allow them access to the track to walk alongside their favourite drivers.
It was with excitement that Greg and Shari presented Doug Brown, Communications Director with the Quinte Branch of the Canadian Cancer Society, a cheque for $4, 820.00 during intermission on August 27th. This total was indicative of collected driver pledges to date, and did not include donations collected from fans. Everyone is anticipating a final collection of well over $6,000.00.
Fortunately for fans, drivers and others who would like to support this great initiative of human kindness there is a renewed opportunity to contribute. Mother Nature soaked the track surface and the walk was postponed until Saturday, September 17th, 2005. Following the Eastern Overhead Doors Season Championship drivers and fans with wristbands will again be invited to take this walk as we all work together to “Chase for the Cure”.
For more information about this event contact Brighton Speedway Park at 613.475.1102, or visit the website at www.brightonspeedway.com