R.A.C.E. Foundation makes $1,500 contribution to Will County Children’s Advocacy Center

Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow gratefully accepts a grant from Sarah Palya on behalf of Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway’s nonprofit entity, R.A.C.E. (Racing Advocates for Community Enrichment). Last year, State’s Attorney Glasgow selected the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center to receive the prize money from his participation in the D’Arcy Motors Route 66 Classic racing event, and he announced he will donate an additional $500 himself.

JOLIET – Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow recently thanked the team at Chicagoland Speedway’s R.A.C.E. Foundation for a $1,500 contribution to the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center.

State’s Attorney Glasgow participated as a driver in the Route 66 Classic last year. He chose to race on behalf of the Children’s Advocacy Center during the annual benefit.

“I was happy to burn rubber on the track last year for an important cause,” said State’s Attorney Glasgow. “And I want to thank Chicagoland Speedway and the R.A.C.E. Foundation for its important work supporting not-for-profit organizations like the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center. Contributions like these raise awareness and enable the Center to continue its critical mission of providing hope, healing, and justice for abused children.”

R.A.C.E. (Racing Advocates for Community Enrichment) was established in 2012 to provide support to nonprofit organizations and charitable causes while volunteering to cultivate community growth. As a donor-advised fund of the NASCAR Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable entity, R.A.C.E. aims to improve the quality of life for the greater Chicagoland area while focusing on causes centered on youth, safe driving and the military.

State’s Attorney Glasgow established the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization in 1995 to vastly improve investigations into cases involving the sexual abuse of children. Today, when children make outcries of sexual abuse, they are brought to the Center, where trained and compassionate forensic interviewers obtain accurate statements in a neutral, non-suggestive and child-friendly environment. Interviews recorded at the Children’s Advocacy Center have been used in the successful prosecution of thousands of child predators over the last two decades.

In addition, the Center’s experienced staff provides children and families with counseling, medical exams, legal advocacy, community resource referrals and other social services to enable the healing process to begin.

For information on the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center, contact Executive Director Lisa Morel Las at (815) 774-4565 or email lmlas@willcountyillinois.com. Or visit online at http://willcountycac.org.

The Will County Children’s Advocacy Center also is a proud partner with United Way of Will County.

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Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow gratefully accepts a grant from Sarah Palya on behalf of Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway’s nonprofit entity, R.A.C.E. (Racing Advocates for Community Enrichment). Last year, State’s Attorney Glasgow selected the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center to receive the prize money from his participation in the D’Arcy Motors Route 66 Classic racing event, and he announced he will donate an additional $500 himself.

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