If you’re in the Charlotte area on Tuesday and want to meet a veritable Who’s Who in motorsports, bring $10 bucks and an unwrapped new toy worth at least that amount with you for a very good cause.
Starting its second 25 years of providing funds and Christmas gifts for the area’s underprivileged youth, the annual Stocks For Tots fundraiser and toy collection effort takes place from 5 to 9 pm ET at NASCAR Technical Institute, 220 Byers Creek Road, Mooresville, North Carolina.
Since 1989, Stocks For Tots, which is affiliated with the North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame, has raised more than $1 million and collected more than 50,000 toys for needy kids and in an ongoing effort to raise awareness and prevent/treat victims of child abuse and neglect.
Among those that will be on hand Tuesday are NASCAR Hall of Famers Bobby Allison, Dale Jarrett, Leonard Wood and Rex White.
Also slated to be on hand are Ryan Newman, Harry Gant, Shirley Muldowney, Mike Bliss, Morgan Shepherd, Kyle Larson, Ryan Blaney, Kerry Earnhardt, Donnie Allison, Ron Hornaday Jr., Elliott Forbes Robinson, Max Papis, Doug Herbert, Greg Anderson, Jason Line and Cody Darrah.
The event will include celebrity autograph sessions, a silent auction, Santa will stop by for a visit and attendees will also be able to take photos of themselves with a replica of the 1966 Batmobile.
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