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BMS celebrates over $1 million in fundraising for local children

BMS celebrates over $1 million in fundraising for local children


A TRI-CITIES NON-PROFIT HAS RAISED MORE THAN A MILLION DOLLARS TO HELP CHILDREN IN NEED. GOOD EVENING. I’M SARA DIAMOND. AND I’M JOSH SMITH. THAT’S THE ANNOUNCEMENT THAT CAME FROM THE ANNUAL NIGHT OF SMILES AT BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY. THAT’S THE LARGE BANQUET DINNER WHERE SPEEDWAY CHILDREN’S CHARITIES REVEALS HOW MUCH IT’S RAISED IN THE PAST YEAR. THE ORGANIZATION GIVES THE MONEY TO OTHER CHARITIES IN NORTHEAST TENNESSEE AND SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA. THE FUNDRAISING GOAL WAS ONE MILLION DOLLARS — THE LARGEST SPEEDWAY CHILDREN’S CHARITIES HAS EVER HAD. NEWS CHANNEL 11’S JUSTIN SOTO JUST GOT BACK FROM THE CELEBRATION WHERE SPEEDWAY CHILDREN’S CHARITIES REVEALED IT ACTUALLY RAISED MORE. JOSH THEY RAISED JUST OVER ONE MILLION TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS– AN EARLY CHRISTMAS PRESENT AND SOME HOLIDAY SPIRIT FOR NEARLY 100 CHARITIES ACROSS EIGHTEEN COUNTIES– AS THE NIGHT OF SMILES CONTINUES TO GROW THEIR NEARLY TWENTY YEAR TRADITION. . COALITION FOR KIDS GUY SOT 2 “THIS MONEY IS GOING TO PUT US INTO AN ARENA FOR OUR KIDS TO HAVE AN EXPERIENCE THAT ABSOLUTELY IS UNCOMMON.” RANDY HENSLEY COULDN’T BE MORE THRILLED– COALITION FOR KIDS GUY SOT 3 “HEY DUDE, YOU CAN’T HARDLY GET MORE EXCITED THAN THIS.” THAT HIS NON PROFIT, COALITION FOR KIDS IS GOING HOME WITH A 50 THOUSAND DOLLAR CHECK TO HELP FUND INITIATIVES FOR CHILDREN IN NEED. A RECORD BREAKING 96 CHARITIES CAME OUT FOR THE SPEEDWAY’S NIGHT OF SMILES, FULL OF SWEET TREATS AND CHRISTMAS SPIRIT CLAUDIA BYRD SOT 4 “IT’S A CULMINATION OF A YEAR’S HARD WORK AND OUR GOAL EVERY YEAR IS TO TRY AND RAISE MORE MONEY THAN WE DID THE YEAR BEFORE.” NATS OF ONE MILLION CELEBRATION AND THEY CERTAINLY DID–THE BRISTOL CHAPTER SET A RECORD OF OVER ONE MILLION DOLLARS IN FUNDRAISING. EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR LIKE GOLF TOURNAMENTS AND CHILDRENS ACTIVITIES HELP BRING IN THE DOLLARS BYRD SAYS THIS YEAR’S BATTLE AT BRISTOL WAS KEY IN SETTING THE RECORD. SOT 7 “IT WAS GREAT DURING THE BATTLE AT BRISTOL YOU KNOW TO HAVE THAT OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE MORE FUNDRAISERS AND THAT HELPS US RAISE MORE MONEY.” MONEY THAT BYRD HOPES WILL GO FAR…. SOT 8 “THEY CAN’T DO THE THINGS THEY WANT TO DO FOR THESE CHILDREN WITHOUT A LITTLE BIT OF EXTRA MONEY AND THAT’S WHAT WE ARE THERE FOR.” A NEARLY TWENTY YEAR TRADITION OF CHARITY AND SMILES. JUSTIN SOTO NEWS CHANNEL 11 IN YOUR CORNER. BYRD SAYS THEIR GOAL IS TO MEET THE NEEDS OF ALL OF THOSE WHO APPLY FOR GRANTS AND THEY’RE GOING TO KEEP WORKING HARD TO PUT A SMILE ON EVERYONE’S FACE.

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