Ahead of NASCAR championship, Valley host committee formed

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Posted at 2:48 PM, Mar 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-11 17:48:34-04

PHOENIX — With NASCAR holding its championship race at Phoenix Raceway in November, a group of local business and political leaders have joined forces to promote the event.

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is serving as co-chairman of the organization, which is known as the NASCAR Accelerators. Aric Zion, CEO of Phoenix adversing agency Zion & Zion, will be Ducey’s co-chair.

The promotional group will use a donor-advised fund of the NASCAR Foundation, called the Arizona Accelerator Charities, as its platform. The Accelerators “are dedicated to accelerating the community through motorsports by optimizing unique opportunities to promote community investment,” according to an announcement.

Throughout 2020, leading up to NASCAR’S Championship Weekend – Nov. 6-8 – the Accelerators will plan events to boost awareness about the event and raise money for nonprofits. Arizona Accelerator Charities already has identified four nonprofit organizations to receive major donations: The 100 Club of Arizona, Teach for America Phoenix, Veteran Tickets Foundation, and Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

Read the full story from the Phoenix Business Journal here.