[Route 66 Raceway President Scott Paddock presents Grudge Match Trophy to Will County.]
Attendees can watch as counties clash on the quarter-mile during the second annual Will County vs. Grundy County Grudge Matches. The event will feature the return of Will and Grundy County officials. Local officials with be equipped with vehicles provided by D’Arcy Buick GMC and will select a local charity to benefit from their participation in the event.
In 2016, Route 66 Raceway’s charitable foundation, Racing Advocates for Community Enrichment, donated $21,000 to 11 community organizations as a result to the Route 66 Classic Grudge Matches. Charities to benefit from dignitary participation in the event are as follows:
Mayor of Joliet Mayor O’Dekirk, Miracle League of Joliet; Mayor of Morris Dick Kopczick, Grundy County Resource Organization; Joliet Police Chief Brian Benton, Easter Seals Joliet Region; Morris Police Chief John Severson, Morris Police Benevolent Society; Joliet Fire Deputy Chief Greg Blaskey, Muscular Dystrophy Association; Morris Fire Chief Tracey Steffes; Team Make A Difference; Will County Sheriff Mike Kelley, Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run; Grundy County Sheriff Kevin Callahan, Grundy County PADS; Will County States’ Attorney Jim Glasgow, Will County Children’s Advocacy Center; Grundy County States’ Attorney Jason Helland, Coal City Soccer Club; Will County Executive Larry Walsh, United Way of Will County; and Grundy County Executive Chris Balkema, Grundy County Community Foundation.
Tickets are available by visiting www.Route66Raceway.com or by calling 888-629-RACE.