Originally known as the World 600 Charities, named after the World 600 race, in 1982 our name changed to Speedway Children's Charities. At that time SCC's singular fund raising event was an annual ball held prior to the Coca-Cola 600 but our founder Bruton Smith soon recognized the need to increase fund raising efforts as he saw the need in the community. In 1990, M/General Thomas M. Sadler, USAF (ret), was appointed Executive Director of Speedway Children's Charities to help facilitate the growth.

Operating as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Charlotte Speedway Children's Charities is governed by a board of local trustees whose sole purpose is to distribute the funds raised each year to qualified local children's-based 501(c)(3) organizations.

The Charlotte Chapter hosts a wide range of events and promotions geared around race weeks and other activities at Charlotte's Motor Speedway, events in the Charlotte community and is supported by teams of volunteers. 92 non-profits in the Charlotte area benefited from the more than $725,000 in 2010. The Charlotte chapter of SCC has had a huge effect by raising hundreds of thousands of dollars that stay right here in the community helping give thousands of children, whom without help, would have limited or no opportunities.