Thus far 2006 has been a very busy year for Speedway Children's Charities - Virginia Chapter (SCC-VA). Starting in March, the Matthew's Center for Visual Learning honored the Chapter for its financial and moral support by dedicating a newly constructed classroom after the organization. The Center is located in Manassas, Virginia and provides care, training and assistance to autistic children. Then in April, the Rappahannock Area Council for Children and Parents (RACCAP) recognized SCC-VA for its continuing community support and presented the organization a plaque during its annual meeting. RACCAP is nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting positive parenting and preventing child abuse and neglect in the Rappahannock Area Community, which includes: Caroline County, City of Fredericksburg, King George County, Orange County, Spotsylvania County and Stafford County. May included the Newport News, Virginia's Annual Children's' Festival; a road trip to support SCC National and the Charlotte Chapter during the NEXTEL All Star Challenge; and, a return trip back to Charlotte for the Coca-Cola 600. The City of Newport News, Virginia made a charitable donation to our organization to say thanks for the SCC-VA mobile car display. "50/50" and "Raffle," the racing dog mascots were also a part of the day's festivities. In 2003, Mr. Frank Plessinger, Hagerstown Speedway owner and promoter, adopted SCC-VA as the speedway's official charity and has given the organization his full support and backing ever since. He declared 26 May as "Charity Day," and allowed race fans free access to the night racing venue and asked that each to make a charitable donation to SCC-VA instead. Raffle, the racing dog, was on hand to greet the children. Several local drivers showed off their racecars and gave e kids a ride around the track- fun was had by all. This event netted in the Chapter in excess of $2500. Summer has just begun and SCC-VA has made a pledge to place smiles on hundreds of kid's faces throughout the season. Visit the chapter's website at: for additional information on scheduled appearances and to see how you can become a part of this wonderful organization. Remember, a child's memory is forever.