The Dead Horse Creek Speedway brought dirt track racing back to the Pembina Valley this summer and took the Boundary Trails Health Centre Foundation along for the ride. Established as a non-profit organization, all proceeds from the summer racing series were donated directly to the Foundation and the Future is Now Capital Campaign. After two very successful events with record attendance, the speedway’s directors took a victory lap at BTHC and presented a $20,000 donation to the Foundation. Valley Motorsports President Chris Unrau drove his signature #27 car to the hospital for the cheque presentation. Unrau stated that the speedway chose the expansion because “it’s something that’s front of mind, because it’s an asset our community has that’s really special. When you’ve needed this kind of an asset, you need it right now, you need it desperately, and to have such a great facility locally is a real blessing. It’s something that we can all use.”
As the Capital Campaign nears its own finish line, contributions from groups like the speedway are so special because they represent donations from the community at large. It is another example of our region’s generosity that will influence the type and quality of enhanced healthcare services our community will receive at BTHC.