Buddy the Elf and Big Hoss for a good cause: Drive-in movie night at TMS to benefit CoServ Charitable Foundation and Speedway Children's Charities-Texas Chapter

FORT WORTH, Texas – December 4, 2020 – The holiday movie classic Elf will be shown Friday, December 18, on Big Hoss, the world’s largest HDTV, at Texas Motor Speedway to benefit Speedway Children’s Charities-Texas Chapter (SCC-Texas) and the CoServ Charitable Foundation (CCF).

Elf, the 2003 New Line Cinema comedy starring Will Ferrell as Buddy, the oversized “elf” who travels to New York City to find his father, will play as a drive-in movie in the infield at Texas Motor Speedway beginning at 7 p.m. The cost is $30 per vehicle with tickets on sale exclusively through Ticketmaster. Gates open at 6 p.m.

“We’re excited to put on a family-friendly event with our community partner, Texas Motor Speedway, that not only will create special memories for everyone who attends but also will benefit the CoServ Charitable Foundation and Speedway Children’s Charities,” said Denise Smithers, Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications and Chair of CCF’s Fundraising Committee.

“We’re grateful to TMS for hosting this holiday event in a year when most traditional fundraisers have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s more important than ever that people support and give back because so many of our neighbors have been affected financially by the virus.”

Fans will experience the movie from the safety of their personal vehicles. The stay-in-your-car-only event will adhere to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended guidelines as well as all state and local health mandates. Staff will wear personal protective equipment and enforce at least six feet of space between cars. Concession stands at Texas Motor Speedway will not be open.

“We are thrilled to further our partnership with CoServ by bringing the joy of the holidays to our communities despite the challenges faced this year,” said SCC-Texas Chapter Executive Director Marissa Chaney. “Our drive-in movie night provides a safe, family-friendly opportunity to enjoy the season of giving while giving back to the community through Speedway Children’s Charities and CoServ Charitable Foundation.”

Since 2004, CCF has distributed more than $13 million in grants to worthy causes in and outside of North Texas. This includes the $427,000 designated this year to social service agencies through the CCF COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund, which is assisting CoServ families. 

Texas Motor Speedway’s Big Hoss TV features 22,704.64-square feet of HD LED display and holds the Guinness World Record as the World’s Largest HDTV.

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The drive-in movie is just one in a list of the charitable undertakings currently underway involving SCC-Texas:

American Red Cross Blood Drives: The Lone Star Condominium Clubhouse at Texas Motor Speedway will remain the location for the upcoming event December 15 and these scheduled events in 2021: February 10, April 7, June 2, August 4, October 6, December 1. The blood drives will be conducted from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Lone Star Kartpark: The 16-turn, 0.6-mile world-class kart park located at Texas Motor Speedway will continue to donate a portion of all-day sales to SCC-Texas on December 10 and throughout 2021. For more details, please click here.

Gift of Lights: The holiday lights show at Texas Motor Speedway continues through January 3, 2021. The two-mile lights display is open every day, including Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, from 6 to 10 p.m. Tickets are available online for $30 (cars/trucks), $50 (RVs/truck trailers), and $60 (bus of 20 people). Passengers must remain in their vehicles due to COVID-19. Motorcycles and passengers in truck beds and trailers are prohibited. A $1 donation from each ticket sold will benefit SCC-Texas.


About CoServ Charitable Foundation: The CoServ Charitable Foundation is an IRS-recognized 501(c)3 charity, and all donations are tax deductible, as allowed by law. Since its creation in 2004, CCF has distributed more than $13 million in grants to organizations that meet basic human needs, promote community vitality and support education. Most of the funds are donated by CoServ Members and Customers through Operation Roundup® and CoServ Employees through payroll deductions and fundraisers. For more details about CCF, please visit CoServ.com/CCF.

About Speedway Children’s Charities Texas Chapter: Speedway Children’s Charities – Texas Chapter is the official charity of Texas Motor Speedway. As a national organization, Speedway Children’s Charities has eight chapters—one at each of the eight SMI tracks. SCC Texas has granted over $11 million dollars locally to various children’s organizations through numerous fundraising events held throughout the year.

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