Five Cape Cod Non-Profit Organizations to Receive Funding From Annual Event at Mashpee Commons
(SOUTH YARMOUTH, MA – April 12, 2022) – Five Cape Cod non-profit organizations were announced on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, as recipients of funding from the upcoming Seaside Le Mans – The Race for the Cape Cod Community.
The event, which will take place this year on September 10, 2022, at Mashpee Commons has raised more than $8 million since its inception 21 years ago, providing grants to dozens of organizations that impact the daily lives of Cape Cod residents.
THIS YEAR’S BENEFICIARIES AND HOW THEY WILL USE THE FUNDING
-The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy – Education Programs for Local Youth & Families
-Calmer Choice – Resilience Through Mindfulness Programs
-Cape Cod Children’s Museum – Cape Cod-based Exhibit Expansion
-Cape Cod Healthcare – Youth Behavioral Health Programs
-Cape & Islands Veterans Outreach Center – Integrated Support Programs
The corporate fundraising for the 2022 edition of The Seaside Le Mans – The Race for the Cape Cod Community kicked off on Tuesday with a major announcement as Atlantic Subaru of Bourne presented a check for $21,650 from the Share the Love Campaign to Seaside Le Mans as their Hometown Charity.
Through the Subaru Share the Love Event, Subaru of America Inc. and its participating retailers donate money from vehicle sales each year to national and local charities chosen by their customers. Seaside Le Mans – The Race for the Cape Cod Community was honored this year to be the local charity of choice for Atlantic Subaru of Bourne.
“The legacy and tradition of the Seaside Le Mans from its inception has been the overwhelming amount of support given to the event through sponsors, volunteers, and the community at large,” said DeWitt Davenport, CEO of the Davenport Companies, and founder of the race.
The Davenport Companies in South Yarmouth created and underwrites the Seaside Le Mans – The Race for the Cape Cod Community, which features teams of sponsors driving Formula One karts during an endurance race on an outdoor track to determine the winner.
“Over the past 20 years, the money raised for various nonprofit groups has made a direct and positive impact on the lives of Cape Codders. That tradition will continue in 2022 with our five beneficiaries using the money for transformative programs. From educational opportunities for youth, to healthcare and veterans needs, those who donate to the cause can be assured their philanthropy will be well spent,” said Davenport.
The Davenport Companies covers all event related costs. 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, the sponsor pre-race gathering, team gifts and marketing and promotional benefits.
All equipment is included, no racing experience is required, and 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 driving sponsorships are encouraged to contact Kelsey Ellis, Event Director at 508-760-9265 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.
Established in 1956, The Davenport Companies remain family owned and operated. The South Yarmouth-based operation has evolved into a real estate holding and investment company with businesses in senior living, construction, recreation, commercial and residential real estate and more. For more information on The Davenport Companies, please visit www.thedavenportcompanies.com or contact Matt Pitta at 508-760-9266.