Over the past year I have been volunteering my time to help children in need with Speedway Children's Charities.

I enjoyed it so much that I wanted to have a larger share in the wonderful work that SCC does for children and this past May I was able to become the Summer Intern. There is truly nothing that compares to helping a child in need.

We just wrapped up all of our May Race events, some of which included our Annual SCC Gala & Auction at the Ballantyne Resort, selling NASCAR Day pins for NASCAR Day, Corn Hole Competition during Speed Street at the EpiCentre, and the Track Walk at Lowe's Motor Speedway - all of which turned out to be a great success!

My most memorable moment of Race Weeks was meeting a little boy named Caleb from Lifespan. Lifespan helps children and adults with disabilities. Despite the rainy pre-race conditions, Caleb had the time of his life on Pit Road during Driver Introductions. He was able to meet many of the Nationwide Series drivers and even present a check from the Dale Jr. Foundation with Dale Jr! Seeing the look on Caleb's face that evening was priceless and something I'll never forget.

The feeling at the end of the day, knowing you've been able to help a child in need, is what's truly rewarding. It's because of children like Caleb that I continue to volunteer my time and proudly support the work of Speedway Children's Charities.

Hope to see you all at our next event!

Lauren R. Simpson
Charlotte Chapter Intern