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January 02, 2007

Making Magic Motorsports Expo is Jan. 6

The 2007 Making Magic Motorsports Expo will be held Jan. 6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Dorton Arena on the N.C. State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. This one-day fundraising event will bring together the world of NASCAR and the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) through a variety of activities.

The Making Magic Alliance is a community partnership of local volunteers, business donors, Wake County Human Services and the N.C. 4-H Development Fund. For more information about the expo, go to http://makingmagicalliance.org.

Proceeds from the 2007 Making Magic Motorsports Expo will help sustain Making Magic, a program that promotes the health, economic and educational success of vulnerable children and families in Wake County.

"The expo provides the whole family an opportunity to have fun while supporting the youth of Wake County," said Luna Toler, of Wake County Human Services and Event Logistics Committee Chair of the Motorsports Expo. "There will be something for everyone at this unique fundraiser."

Tickets are available in Raleigh at Ray Price Harley-Davidson/Buell, Inc. on South Saunders Street and at the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Wake County Center office, located in the Wake County Office Park off Poole Road.

Additional pre-sale ticket locations and dates begin Jan. 2-5 from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. and 6 p.m.–8 p.m., at Triangle Town Center and Cary Towne Center malls, and on Jan. 5, 10 a.m.–6 p.m., at the N.C. State Fairgrounds. Prices are $10 for ages 11-adult, $6 for ages 6-10, and children under age 6 are free. Group discount rate of 15 percent is available for purchases of 10 or more tickets.

Ray Price Harley-Davidson/Buell, Inc., the expo’s signature sponsor, will showcase the Samson/Ray Price Nitro Harley and a variety of motorcycles. Patrons also can view top race cars and motorcycles, view and bid on specialty items provided by racing teams and community members at the silent auction and challenge their need for speed in virtual racecar simulators.

In addition, the Magic Children’s Corner, presented by GlaxoSmithKline, will feature several interactive activities, including live performances, inflatables, video games, remote-controlled racing and more.

Making Magic works collaboratively with summer camp providers to incorporate academic support, physical fitness, life-skills development and family-involvement programming, which have proven to be valuable assets for vulnerable children and families. There are 19 program sites throughout Wake County, and more than 1,500 at-risk children have benefited from Magic Camp experiences since 2002.

Posted by Natalie at January 2, 2007 08:44 AM