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Jan 13, 2002

SCRAMP Donates Over $500,000 To Local Charities, Civic Groups

Copyright 2002, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.<BR><BR>As it does every year, the Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula (SCRAMP, the non-for-profit group that runs Laguna Seca Raceway), distributed proceeds from its major spectator events to local charities and civic organizations. The amount distributed in 2001 amounted to $507,500.<BR><BR>According to SCRAMP, more than 2500 volunteers are required to make the larger events, five in 2001, happen. In return for their service, SCRAMP distributes profits from their largest events to charities and groups that provide volunteers. In the past three years, SCRAMP's program has donated $1.5 million to local groups and over $10 million in the 44 years since the 1957 inception of the organization.<BR><BR>Groups that earned funds by providing volunteers to help at Laguna Seca's major spectator events in 2001 include the Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of Monterey Bay, the Special Olympics, Vietnam Veterans of Monterey County, Rotary, Kiwanis and Lions clubs. Contributions also went to the United Way of Monterey Peninsula, the Boys and Girls Club of Monterey Peninsula, the Community Partnership for Youth, local high school bands, local ministries and the Pacific Grove Volunteer Fire Department.<BR><BR>Each year Laguna Seca Raceway attracts approximately 250,000 fans and tourists who provide the local economy with an extra $125 million. For more information about SCRAMP or Laguna Seca Raceway, call (831) 242-8216.<BR><BR>