The Atlanta chapter of the Speedway Children¿s Charities Foundation will deliver holiday cheer and goodwill to 16 area charities when it presents more than $136,000 in donations at the Tuesday, Dec. 2 annual holiday celebration. Representatives from each charity, including many of the children who benefit directly from the Speedway Children¿s Charities¿ year-round fundraising efforts, will attend Tuesday¿s events, which began at 6 p.m. The program will be held in the Atlanta Motor Speedway ballroom and will feature a performance by the Mt. Carmel Elementary School Choir, as well as a very special visit from Santa Claus. Speedway Children¿s Charities works year-round to raise money for local children¿s organizations through special charity auctions, raffles, receptions and donations from race fans. The culmination of their efforts is the actual check presentations to each organization, which occurs during this annual holiday celebration. ¿This is our way of lending support to the local children¿s organizations that are working so hard to make a difference in the lives of children, and it brings us great joy to be involved,¿ said Ed Clark, president of Atlanta Motor Speedway. ¿It¿s means even more to us to be able to present these wonderful organizations with a check during the holiday season, which is a very special time for children.¿ The Atlanta chapter of Speedway Children¿s Charities was founded in 1994 and over the past 9 years has donated more than $1.75 million to local organizations. For more information about Speedway Children¿s Charities call local coordinator Pat Thompson at (770) 946-3921 or visit