2006 Kansas Speedway Toy "Drive" Culminates
Kansas Speedway employees have once again teamed with Dr. Ron Malcolm and his wife, Sherrie, to help bring smiles to local children.
For the second straight year, Kansas Speedway employees have answered Dr. Malcolm's call to assist with the toy drive and to date, approximately 140 items have been donated by Kansas Speedway staff.
Dr. Malcolm, a principal at F.L. Schlagle High School in Kansas City, Kan., is the driving force behind the program. Having noticed a significant need in his community, Dr. Malcolm conceived an idea to collect items and disperse them to families throughout Wyandotte County. The program accepts donations of toys and gift cards from schools, churches and local businesses and puts them in the hands of parents and legal guardians who have indicated a desire to participate.
"We encourage our employees to become an active part of the community," said Kansas Speedway President Jeff Boerger. "Through organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, Kiwanis International, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the Boys and Girls Club and the Children's Museum of Kansas City our employees donate their time and resources to help the Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas communities. Dr. Malcolm's program is one more example of our employees supporting the community."
"Parents and guardians who wouldn't normally be able to provide for their children this holiday season are able to pick out items, wrap them up and put them under the tree just as if they had purchased everything directly from the store," said Dr. Malcolm. "Most children never know the toys were donated."