Schedule Conflict Forces the Postponement of the Inaugural Reed Sorenson Charity Classic
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Due to a recently scheduled Goodyear tire test, the inaugural "Reed Sorenson Charity Classic" benefiting the Atlanta Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities has been postponed.
Representatives from Speedway Children's Charities were notified last week that Sorenson would have to attend a two-day tire test scheduled for March 13-14, a direct conflict with the Classic's original date.
"After much consideration we decided to reschedule the tournament rather than continue without Reed," said Pat Thompson, director of Speedway Children's Charities Atlanta Chapter. "As a native of the Atlanta area who grew up racing Legends cars at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Reed Sorenson is not just the host of the tournament, he is a big supporter of our local chapter and extremely popular with fans."
The tournament will be held in October before the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Check the charities' website, www.speedwaycharities.org, for the most recent information on the inaugural "Reed Sorenson Charity Classic".
Speedway Children's Charities was founded in 1984 by O. Bruton Smith, Chairman of Speedway Motorsports, Inc. and Sonic Automotive, who wanted to give back to the community. Speedway Children's Charities provides funds to charities that meet the direct need of children. From mentoring programs to camps for special-need children, SCC best affects children's lives by supporting organizations that work tirelessly to see that children's needs are met and that no child is left behind regardless of illness, social environment or disability.