Start your engines at the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Wednesday, August 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. when the WSOC 9 School Tools campaign benefitting local nonprofit Classroom Central kicks off with a lunchtime party on the Plaza.
The event will feature NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver A.J. Allmendinger and his No. 47 Chevrolet show car, local food trucks, Champ the Cheetah and his mascot friends from the Charlotte Hornets, Charlotte Knights and Charlotte Hounds, along with a DJ and Raceday Motorsports racing simulators.
WSOC-TV personalities Erica Bryant and Scott Wickersham will be broadcasting live from the Plaza on WSOC-TV's Eyewitness News at Noon. The event is open to the public and attendees are encouraged to bring school supplies.
More than half of our region's students live in need. As they start back to school in August, many students don't have the necessary supplies needed for the classroom. We hope that you'll join us in donating school supplies to Classroom Central through the WSOC 9 School Tools campaign. Fans, visitors and businesses in the area are encouraged to drop off school supply donations during the event. Commonly needed school supplies include pencils, colored pencils, crayons, markers, glue sticks, filler paper, composition books, pocket folders and scissors.