Area residents can prepare for the holidays and help support children in need with the Speedway Children's Charities annual Christmas Tree Sale. The sale begins Tuesday, Nov. 24, across from the main entrance of Charlotte Motor Speedway at the Windy Ridge Tree Lot.

Shoppers can choose from a variety of Fraser fir Christmas trees, as well as, a complete line of wreaths, garland, bows and tree stands. A portion of the proceeds will go to Speedway Children's Charities to help local children in need.

Windy Ridge is a family-owned farm and has been providing quality Christmas trees from the mountains of North Carolina for 36 years. Newly cut trees will be shipped from the farm to the speedway each week and displayed in water to assure the freshest possible trees for customers.

"It's great to team up with Windy Ridge again to offer area residents a way to purchase items for the holidays and give back to the community for a worthy cause at the same time," said Amanda Hollingsworth, director of Speedway Children's Charities Charlotte Chapter. "We raise thousands of dollars with this sale each year, and hope to continue that tradition again this year."  

The tree sale will go through Wednesday, Dec. 16. The lot will be open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays.

Through donations, sponsorships and fundraising events like the Windy Ridge Christmas Tree Sale, Speedway Children's Charities is able to raise funds for charitable organizations that provide medical, social and educational services to children in need.

For more information on Speedway Children's Charities and our upcoming events, visit http://www.speedwaycharities.org/ or contact Amanda Hollingsworth at (704) 455-4426.