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At Benny Parsons Race Against Hunger, we are dedicated to making sure no child goes hungry.
Following the passing of Nascar Racing Legend Benny Parsons in January 2007, the Benny Parsons Race Against Hunger charity was established with a mission. No child in Wilkes County or the surrounding counties will go without food. Every year, this charity diligently raises funds to provide nourishing food for the children of Wilkes County and its neighboring areas, as a way to give back to the community and honor Benny's enduring memory.
To achieve this, the charity organizes an annual golf tournament and silent auction, both of which serve as significant fundraising events. The charitable endeavors are also made possible through the generous support of numerous sponsors. For more details about these sponsors, you can find additional information on the sponsors page.
In this meaningful way, the Benny Parsons Race Against Hunger continues to touch lives, making a lasting impact on the community while preserving the legacy of the beloved racing legend, Benny Parsons
In 2023, Benny Parsons was honored by his hometown as they dedicated the Benny Parsons Grandstands at the reopening of North Wilkesboro Speedway, during the open house before the all-star race.
In December, the Benny Parsons Race Against Hunger hosts the most extensive single-day food drive, where an astounding amount of over 1 million pounds of food is generously provided to the children of Wilkes County and neighboring areas. This heartwarming event allows the children to partake in a unique shopping experience, ensuring they have access to the essential nourishment they need.
As part of its fundraising efforts, the Benny Parsons Race Against Hunger organizes an annual Golf Tournament during the fall, held in October. This exciting event follows a 4-man Captain's Choice format, allowing teams to participate and contribute to the cause. The registration fee for each team is set at $240, or individual players can join for $65 each.
For those seeking an extra edge, mulligans are available for purchase at $5 each, with a maximum limit of 2 per player. Participants can enjoy friendly competition in three flights, adding to the thrill of the day. Additionally, snacks and beverages will be provided, ensuring that all attendees have an enjoyable time while supporting the noble cause of the Benny Parsons Race Against Hunger.
If you are interested in registering visit our Online Registration Form.
The Silent Auction presents a wonderful opportunity to bid on exclusive racing memorabilia, generously donated to support the charity's fundraising efforts. Alongside the golf tournament, this event has been instrumental in raising close to $750,000.00 in funds, enabling the charity to provide much-needed food to nourish the children of Wilkes County and its neighboring areas.
Thanks to the proceeds from the Silent Auction and the golf tournament, this incredible initiative helps feed thousands of kids annually, making a significant and positive impact on their lives. The collective efforts of the community ensure that these young ones receive the nourishment they require for their well-being and growth.
Don't miss out on this fantastic charity event! This event takes place Wednesday, October 11th, 2023 at the Cedarbrook Country Club in Elkin, North Carolina. Make sure to submit your registration forms by October 6th, 2023, to secure your spot. Both AM and PM registration slots are available, offering flexibility to suit your schedule.
Participate in the event for a chance to win several exciting trophies and prizes, including the "Closest to the pin on all Par 3's" award. Additionally, there are two thrilling "Hole-In-One Contests" sponsored by McNeil Chevrolet - Buick and Central Logistics, presenting an opportunity for even more excitement and prizes. Join us for a day filled with camaraderie and friendly competition while contributing to the Benny Parson Race Against Hunger through this wonderful charity event. Visit our Online Registration Form to sign up today!