SONOMA, Calif. (Nov. 22, 2016) — Race fans and community members can help spread some holiday cheer this season by donating to Sonoma Raceway's 14th annual High-Powered Toy Drive.

All toys collected during the toy drive, which runs through Tuesday, Dec. 6, will be distributed to more than 250 children at the raceway's annual Race to the Holidays Christmas Party on Saturday, Dec. 10. All children are pre-registered for the party through one of six Sonoma Valley non-profit youth organizations. New, unwrapped toys and gifts for children from newborns to 12 years old are needed.

"This is probably the only time these kids will see Santa all year, so this is a great thing for them to have," said Maria Calvillo, client resource associate at La Luz. "We work with these families all year and this is their only chance to experience this."

            Toys are being accepted at the following Sonoma locations: 

  • Sonoma Raceway, 29355 Arnold Dr., Sonoma, 800-870-RACE, SonomaRaceway.com, Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. 
  • Exchange Bank, 435 West Napa Street, 707-938-8358, -Fri., 9-5, www.exchangebank.com.
  • Schell-Vista Fire Department, 23000 Broadway, 707-938-2633, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Sonoma Stompers Fan Shop, 234 West Napa Street, Sonoma, 707-938-7277, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Sonoma Valley Fire Department, 630 Second Street West, 707-996-2102, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Gundlach-Bundschu Winery will again support the toy drive at its Bacchus Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.  To make a kid's (and the guest's) holiday brighter, attendees who bring a new, unwrapped toy to the Bacchus Bazaar receive a complimentary glass of Gun Bun wine.

For more information on the Race to the Holidays Children's Christmas Party or High-Powered Toy Drive, please contact Cheri Plattner at 707-933-3950 or cplattner@sonomaraceway.com