Five Cape Cod non-profit organizations will be the recipients of this year’s beneficiaries for the 20th Annual Seaside Le Mans – The Race for the Cape Cod Community.
The annual fundraiser, scheduled for Saturday Sept. 12, at Mashpee Commons, has raised more than $7 million through sponsorships and matching funds over the past 19 years.
Sponsors, beneficiaries and supporters attended the kickoff event at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod in South Yarmouth. The following beneficiaries were announced, each with a designated focus for the anticipated $600,000-plus in funds that will be raised this year:
- Cape Cod Military Support Foundation – Enhanced Services for Military Families
- Cape Cod Baseball League – Youth Clinic Scholarships
- Cape Cod Museum of Natural History – Youth Education Programs
- Cape Kid Meals – Expanded Weekend Hunger Relief Program
The Seaside Le Mans, presented and underwritten by The Davenport Companies, features teams of sponsors driving Formula One karts during a four-hour endurance race on an outdoor track to determine the winner.
The Davenport Companies, which covers all event related costs, works with X1 Boston to organize and manage the race. All race donations and sponsorships are sent to The Cape Cod Foundation, which distributes the funds to the designated beneficiaries.
The event is free to spectators and features food, music and entertainment for the whole family.
Corporate and individual driving sponsorships range from $2,000 – $10,000 and provide the opportunity to participate in the endurance race, a practice session several weeks prior to the race, the sponsor dinner, team gifts and marketing and promotional benefits.
All equipment is included, no racing experience is required, and all sponsorships are tax-deductible. Drivers must be 18 years of age or older and have a valid driver’s license.
Companies or individuals interested in becoming sponsors/kart drivers are encouraged to contact Kelsey Ellis, Event Director at 508-394-8800 ext. 142 as soon as possible since the field will be limited to 20 teams. More event details are available at www.seasidelemans.org and on Facebook.