SONOMA, California -- Starting this week, race fans and community members will not only help feed the needy, but they will also help themselves to free race tickets at Infineon Raceway’s 4th annual Thanksgiving Food Drive.
Infineon Raceway will partner with Mary’s Pizza Shack, Froggy 92.9 FM (Santa Rosa) and Destination RKA to help feed needy families throughout Sonoma County this winter. All food raised from the drive will benefit Friends in Sonoma Helping (FISH). The drive has raised more than 3,300 pounds of non-perishable food items since 2000, with 1,300 pounds of food generated in 2003. The goal for the 2004 drive is 1,500 pounds.
There will be some two-wheel excitement in store for those who donate four or more non-perishable food items. They will be rewarded with a FREE ticket to qualifying during the Kawasaki AMA Superbike Showdown in 2005. Qualifying will take place on Friday, May 13. To receive your ticket voucher, simply present a photo ID with your non-perishable food items to the employee at the front desk at Infineon Raceway. Only two tickets are allowed per family. Those who donate food at any of the satellite locations, or by mail, will receive their ticket vouchers by mail.
The public is encouraged to bring their non-perishable food items to the raceway during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.) from Oct. 19-Nov. 19. Items can be dropped in bins located in the main office. The raceway is located at 29355 Arnold Dr., Sonoma, CA 95476 (800-870-RACE).
Those who cannot make the trip to Infineon Raceway can still participate in the food drive. Satellite food drop-off locations will be located at:
- Destination RKA in Healdsburg at 1423A Grove St. RKA is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For directions, please call (707) 433-3727.
- Froggy 92.9 FM located at 1410 Neotomas Ave., Suite #200 in Santa Rosa. Call (707) 543-0100 for directions.
- Ten Mary’s Pizza Shack locations in Sonoma County and Novato. Please visit www.maryspizzashack.com for restaurant locations.
- Food items can also mailed to: Diana Rose, Infineon Raceway, Highways 37 and 121, Sonoma, CA, 95476.
FISH, the beneficiary of the food drive, has been helping Sonoma Valley residents in times of need since 1970. In addition to food, FISH also aids families in need of clothes and rental assistance. For more information on FISH, call (707) 996-0111. For more information on the food drive, please contact Diana Rose at (707) 933-3918 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.