The pandemic didn’t stop the 2020 Seaside Le Mans – The Race For The Cape Cod Community from raising funds for area nonprofits.
While the live event was canceled because of COVID-19, the organizers pledged that money would still be raised for this year’s beneficiaries and received an outpouring of support, raising $100,000 that will be distributed to five local nonprofits across Cape Cod.
Recipients are Cape Cod Baseball League (Youth Clinic Scholarships), Cape Cod Healthcare (Hospice Services), Cape Cod Military Support Foundation (Enhanced Services for Military Families), Cape Cod Museum of Natural History (Youth Education Programs), and Cape Kid Meals (Expanded Weekend Hunger Relief Program).
“The need for all the beneficiaries did not go away after the COVID-19 outbreak and we knew it would be crucial to still find a way to provide a level of funding for those organizations,” said DeWitt Davenport, founder of the Seaside Le Mans and CEO of The Davenport Companies, which underwrites the entire cost of the event.
Over the past two decades, the annual fundraising and community event featuring Formula 1 karts driven by local business sponsors has generated more than $7.5 million for 50 non-profit organizations on Cape Cod. This year’s race had been scheduled for Sept. 12.
The following organizations made generous donations that will fund this year’s beneficiaries:
Cape Cod Healthcare, Bridge Creek Capital Management, TD Bank, Cape Cod Commercial Linen Service, Coca-Cola, Topneck Design, The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod, Axial Benefits Group, Lawrence-Lynch Corp., Mid-Cape Home Centers , US Foods, Boston Textile, Cape Cod Insulation and Prism Hospitality Consulting.