Jeff Gordon to be honored for charitable work at Speedway Children’s Charities gala

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Jeff Gordon will be honored for his philanthropic efforts May 20 at the 35th annual Sonic Automotive Speedway Motorsports Inc.’s Speedway Children’s Charities gala at the Ritz-Carlton in Charlotte, N.C.

NASCAR on NBC host Krista Voda will host the event. The Avett Brothers will provide entertainment.

“I am extremely proud to be honored at this gala,” Gordon said in a statement. “Speedway Children’s Charities has done so much great work over the years, and Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation has partnered with them many times to impact children battling cancer and children in need.

“I really appreciate their recognition at this event, and I look forward to working with them in the years to come.”

Proceeds from the fundraising event go to the grant program of Speedway Children’s Charities Charlotte Chapter.

Speedway Children’s Charities, a nonprofit organization, was founded by Bruton Smith in 1982. It has raised more than $42 million.