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Rocky-Mountain-Raceways-Birthday-Bash-Free-Admission-with-Food-DonationJoin Rocky Mountain Raceways for its 18th Birthday Bash on Saturday, June 28. Receive free spectator admission with five cans of food for Utah Food Bank. AARP Utah is proud to fuel and support.  Utah Food Bank in its race to end hunger.

In celebration of its 18th birthday, Rocky Mountain Raceways is offering free spectator admission for guests who bring five cans of food for Utah Food Bank. The celebration will include bounce houses and crafts.

In partnership with AARP Utah, Rocky Mountain Raceways has collected 6,000 pounds of food since the Birthday Bash started in 2012.

“Summer is a critical time for Utah Food Bank. Donations are low as people are busy with summer activities, but we see an increased need because kids are out of school without access to school meal programs,” according to Ginette Bott, Chief Development Officer of Utah Food Bank.  “Utah Food Bank is incredibly grateful to Rocky Mountain Raceways and AARP Utah for their work in helping us fight hunger statewide during this crucial time.”

“AARP Utah is thrilled to help Utah Food Bank collect desperately needed food during the summer months,” said AARP Utah State Director Alan Ormsby.  “When children are out of school, they don’t receive the food-filled backpacks they are given during the academic year. This is a wonderful opportunity for people to donate food and have a great time at the Raceways, and we appreciate the chance to partner with Rocky Mountain Raceways and celebrate their birthday.”

“I am glad that we can use our facility to help such a noble cause. Utah Food Bank does a fantastic job providing to those in need. Summer is a hard time for them,” says Mike Eames, Rocky Mountain Raceways General Manager. “Hopefully we pack the house and pack those food bins.”

About Rocky Mountain Raceways
Entering its 18th season of racing, Rocky Mountain Raceways is Utah’s premiere motorsports venue for short-track oval racing, drag racing, and motocross racing. For more information about Rocky Mountain Raceways’ schedule of events, please visit www.rmrracing.com.

About Utah Food Bank
Utah Food Bank provides food to a statewide network of 130 emergency food pantries and agencies. Last fiscal year, Utah Food Bank distributed 36.3 million pounds of food and goods, the equivalent of approximately 28.4 million meals for families and individuals in need. Utah Food Bank also served over 202,000 Kids Cafe meals, delivered more than 41,000 food boxes and filled more than 69,000 kids’ backpacks for hunger-free weekends. For more information about Utah Food Bank, visit www.utahfoodbank.org. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/UtahFoodBank and Twitter at www.twitter.com/UtahFoodBank.

About AARP
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment and income security, retirement planning, affordable utilities and protection from financial abuse. We advocate for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name as well as help our members obtain discounts on a wide range of products, travel, and services.  A trusted source for lifestyle tips, news and educational information, AARP produces AARP The Magazine, the world’s largest circulation magazine; AARP Bulletin; www.aarp.org; AARP TV & Radio; AARP Books; and AARP en Español, a Spanish-language website addressing the interests and needs of Hispanics. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates.  The AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. AARP has staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Learn more at www.aarp.org.