POLE POSITION RACEWAY TO HOST “RACING WITH THE PROS” CHARITY EVENT FEATURING X-GAMES GOLD MEDALIST JAMIE BESTWICK
Extreme Sports Celebrities, Raffles, Live & Silent Auctions and Kart Racing to Benefit Starlight Children’s Foundation of NY, NJ and CT
Pole Position Raceway, America’s number one chain of state-of-the-art indoor motorsports entertainment facilities, featuring the fastest electric karts on the east coast, has teamed up with Monster Energy Drink and Street League Skateboarding to host its first annual “Racing with the Pros” fundraiser, benefitting the Starlight Children’s Foundation of NY, NJ and CT.
Racing with the Pros will take place on Friday, August 24, from 7:00 – 10:00PM, and feature celebrity appearances and racing by Monster Energy athletes including X-Games BMX gold-medalist, Jamie Bestwick, raffles, live and silent memorabilia auctions and more. The event is in celebration of the launch of an ongoing partnership between Pole Position Raceway and the Starlight Children’s Foundation of NY, NJ and CT as part of its give-back charter named CAReS (Cancer, Alzheimer’s, Recover and thoSe in need).
“We are so proud and excited to be partnering with Monster Energy and Street League Skateboarding on this exciting event benefitting the Starlight Children’s Foundation,” said Andrew Farage, Director of Advertising at of Pole Position Raceway New York/Jersey City. “This event will give attendees the opportunity to get up close and personal with their favorite extreme sports athletes coupled with exhilarating kart racing – all while raising money for a very worthy charity. It doesn’t get much better than that.”
Open to the public, admission is $20 and comes with a voucher for one free race. Pole Position Raceway will donate all admission monies to the cause. Additionally, the first 100 attendees will receive free tickets to Rob Dyrdek’s Street League Skateboarding Championship on Sunday, August 26, at the Prudential Center in Newark. Live and silent auction items include VIP seats and Meet & Greet session at the Street League Skateboard Championship, signed skateboard decks by Rob Dyrdeck and Torey Pudwill, a limited edition Monster Energy surfboard, signed memorabilia and much more. Food for the event will be provided by The Taco Truck, who will donate 40% of its revenue from the evening to the Starlight Children’s Foundation.
Located just minutes from Manhattan, next to Liberty State Park, Pole Position Raceway’s 80,000 square foot, state-of-the-art-facility features two quarter-mile tracks, the latest in high-performance, all-electric, emission-free indoor karts capable of speeds of 45 MPH, arcade games and space for private parties or corporate events.
Pole Position Raceway has seven locations nationwide, including Corona, CA, Dallas, TX, Las Vegas, NV, Murrieta, CA, New York/Jersey City, Oklahoma City, OK, Summerlin, NV – and coming soon to Syracuse, NY and St. Louis, MO.
For more information, visit www.polepositionracewayny.com or call 201-333-RACE (7223).
About Pole Position Raceway
Pole Position Raceway is America’s #1 chain of indoor kart tracks created for racers, by racers – including 2004 NASCAR champion, Kurt Busch, 7-time AMA Supercross champion, Jeremy McGrath and X-Games freestyle motocross gold medalist, Mike Metzger. Located just minutes from Manhattan, next to Liberty State Park, this 80,000 square foot, state-of-the-art-facility features two quarter-mile tracks, the latest in high-performance, all-electric, emission-free indoor karts capable of speeds of 45 MPH, arcade games and space for private parties or corporate events and more. Pole Position Raceway is located at 99 Caven Point Road in Jersey City, NJ. For more information, visit www.polepositionracewayny.com or call 201-333-RACE (7223).
About Monster Energy Gives Back:
Monster Energy Gives Back Program was created in 2011 to support nonprofit organizations and give back to its community. Be it fundraisers, charity events, or just supporting the scene and people and athletes in need, Monster Energy Gives Back is dedicated to making a difference and changing people lives.
About Monster Beverage Corporation:
Based in Corona, California, Monster Beverage Corporation is the leading marketer and distributor of energy drinks and alternative beverages. Refusing to acknowledge the traditional, Monster Beverage Corporation supports the scene and sport. Whether motocross, off-road, NASCAR, BMX, surf, snowboard, ski, skateboard, or the rock and roll lifestyle, Monster is a brand that believes in authenticity and the core of what its sports, athletes and musicians represent. More than a drink, it’s the way of life lived by athletes, sports, bands, believers and fans. See more about Monster Beverage Corporation including all of its drinks at www.monsterenergy.com.
Street League Skateboarding™
Street League Skateboarding (SLS) is the premier professional skateboarding contest series worldwide. Founded by 20-year professional skateboarder and entrepreneur, Rob Dyrdek, Street League features 24 of the world’s top street skateboarders competing exclusively for a groundbreaking $1.6 million prize purse in a nationwide tour. The series will be available live on ESPN2, ESPN3, Street League’s official website, and distributed to over 198 countries via the ESPN family of channels. Driven by the need to enhance the experience of live professional street skateboarding, Street League utilizes the ISX™ instant-scoring format that makes every single trick count. More information is available at www.streetleague.com.
About Starlight Children’s Foundation
The Starlight Children’s Foundation makes a world of difference for seriously ill children and their families. Since 1985, the NY*NJ*CT chapter has been offering hope and a brighter future. The goal of the Foundation is to help these children experience the simple joys of being a child. Each year, Starlight serves over 275,000 critically, chronically, and terminally ill children throughout New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. For more information, visit