Operation Shoebox Night at Ocala Speedway
by BJ Cavin
Ocala Speedway hopes to aid the men and women who protect our freedom by helping a nationally recognized local charity assist our military men and women currently serving overseas. Speedway owners Mike Peters and Angie Clifton have designated this Friday, October 24th, as Operation Shoebox Night at Ocala Speedway, to recognize the hard work and dedication of Operation Shoebox founder, Mary Harper of Belleview, and to help her and her team help our fighting forces.
Operation Shoebox fills shoeboxes with donated supplies and ships them to service men and women currently overseas. The shoeboxes contain toiletries and other items that the soldiers may find in short supply depending on their situation, and our fighting forces can request items depending on specific needs. Operation Shoebox also operates a thrift store in the Belleview area with helps fund their work, and donations can be accepted by the thrift store as well.
All Ocala Speedway fans who attend the races on this Friday night can get a $2 discount off their admission ticket by bringing in a fully stocked shoebox ready to donate to a needy soldier, seaman, airman, or marine. Operation Shoebox workers will also be at the track to accept donations of supplies and cash in order to assist their very important and patriotic work. All Ocala Speedway fans and drivers are asked to help Ocala Speedway help out a very worthy cause and see some exciting racing as well!
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