Event benefits AMS chapter of Speedway Children's Charities

The Reed Sorenson Charity Golf Classic presented by Autotrader.com will be held Thursday, October 23 at renowned Eagles Landing Country Club in Stockbridge, Ga.

Sorenson's event will help kickoff the Pep Boys Auto 500 race weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway and the Classic is a major fundraiser for the Atlanta chapter of Speedway Children's Charities. In addition to Sorenson, other drivers and local celebrities will be in attendance.

"AutoTrader.com has taken a vital role in helping to increase the number of organizations Speedway Children's Charities can assist," said Shaun Birindelli, director of the AMS chapter of Speedway Children's Charities. "Their time and contributions have been amazing, and we are very proud to have AutoTrader.com as the presenting sponsor of the Reed Sorenson Charity Golf Classic."

Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. and will be followed by a shotgun start at noon. Entry for individual players starts at $250.00 and foursomes begin at $800.00. Sponsorship opportunities are also available by contacting Birindelli at shaunb@atlantamotorspeedway.com

A box lunch will be provided and a rewards reception, live auction, dinner and entertainment will follow the conclusion of play.

Located in Stockbridge just 20 minutes south of Atlanta, Eagle's Landing Country Club features a challenging 27-hole layout and a remarkable 51,000-foot plantation-style clubhouse. Originally designed with 18 holes in the 1980's by distinguished course architect Tom Fazio, Eagle's Landing recently renovated, adding nine additional holes and Bent Grass greens.

Speedway Children's Charities was founded in 1982 by Bruton Smith, Chairman of Speedway Motorsports, Inc. and Sonic Automotive. After a personal loss, Smith wanted to give back to children and the community, creating Speedway Children's Charities to provide funds to charities that meet the direct needs of 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.

Thanks to the generosity of many supporters, the Atlanta Chapter was able to distribute nearly $350,000 to 28 local charities at its annual grant ceremony in December, 2007.

For more information on the Reed Sorenson Charity Golf Classic or the Atlanta Motor Speedway chapter of Speedway Children's Charities, please contact Shaun Birindelli at shaunb@atlantamotorspeedway.com