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Tuesday, December 4, 2012


On December 12, The Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce members and other business professionals located in the area are invited for an evening of networking at the Palm Beach International Raceway, hosted by the Palm Beach Driving Club. During the evening, guests will enjoy appetizers and beverages with business professionals while watching Palm Beach Driving Club members race sports cars, race cars and luxury exotic automobiles on the two mile, eleven-turn road course.  Guests will have the opportunity to take a spin on the course by purchasing rides in an exotic car or a race car to benefit the Amanda J. Buckley Give a Smile to a Child Foundation.

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Palm Beach Driving Club’s professional driver, Shane Lewis, will be giving guests rides in a race car. Shane Lewis is widely considered one of Motorsports leading race and development drivers. The Jupiter, Fla. resident’s impressive resume includes race victories in championships throughout the world. Included are prestigious races in the Rolex Sports Car series, The European Le Mans Series, SCCA World Challenge and the VLN Series.

Shane has competed in an impressive 34 twenty-four hour races including three 24 Hours of Le Mans, fifteen 24 Hours of Daytona, five 24 Hours of Nürburgring and two 24 Hours of Dubai. He has raced in eight 12 Hours of Sebring, seven Petit Le Mans, two 6 hours of Nürburgring and has won the 12 Hours of Magy Cours.

Rides in luxury exotic automobiles can be purchased for $50 and rides in the Palm Beach Driving Club race car can be purchased for $100 to benefit the foundation.


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Palm Beach International Raceway is home to the Palm Beach Driving Club. As a private member club, it provides exclusive opportunities to automotive enthusiasts to take their street cars on the track driving at high speed in a controlled environment. The club offers unmatched access to open track driving by giving their members access to track sessions fifty-two weeks a year. For those business professionals who share a propensity for speed, this “Business After Hours” event is a perfect evening to network and experience the racetrack.

To register for the event, please go to www. NPBChamber.com. Member tickets are $15 for advance registration and $20 at the door. Non-member tickets are $25. Ticket price includes two drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Charity rides to benefit the Amanda J. Buckley Give a Smile to a Child Foundation will be sold for $50.

About the “Give a Smile to a Child” Foundation:

A child of the community, an athlete, a friend, a young lady with a smile as big as the sky with a heart to match was tragically taken from us before she could experience all that life had to offer. She was full of life and all those who experienced her warm embrace knew that something special had touched their lives. She is our guardian angel in heaven now and looks down on us with the same warm smile and only asks that we wrap our arms around our children and give them the opportunities she had to excel. Please help continue her legacy and extend your love to all of today's children and future generations by giving generously to the foundation's projects and continued mission.

The Give A Smile To A Child Foundation was formed in 2008 to honor Amanda J. Buckley and all that she stood for in her short life Love, Compassion, Sportsmanship and the love of the game. In her memory, the Foundation has endeavored to help children and families who are beset by hardships when unforeseen tragedies occur.

The Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) Not for Profit Corporation and is unique in that there are no huge administrative costs that detract from donation dollars. Everyone is a volunteer and dedicates their time to help the Foundation's mission of helping children. The Foundation contributes monies and volunteers to the Holiday Joy Drive, and as of 2011 we have helped more than 3,000 children and families during the holiday season.

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