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Magic of Lights™ Holiday Display Returns to Daytona International Speedway

  • One Carload, One Price to Enjoy Central Florida’s Newest Holiday Tradition Beginning Nov. 16
  • Portion of the Proceeds to Benefit the Florida Hospital Foundation
  • Officials Present $18,519 Check to Florida Hospital Foundation From Last Year’s Magic of Lights


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 3, 2018) – Magic of Lights, the popular drive-through holiday lights experience that made its debut at Daytona International Speedway last year, will return to the “World Center of Racing,” operating Nov. 16 through Jan. 1.

Guests will be able to enjoy spectacular displays, using the latest LED technology and digital animations, from the comfort of their vehicle. The experience will include a drive behind the Ticket and Tours Building, through the state-of-the-art motorsports facility and conclude in the Midway display area.

Among the new light displays for 2018 is Reindeer Crossing where Santa’s sled team jumps over guests’ vehicles, the 200-foot Candy Cane Lane and the Snowflake Forest.

Advance tickets are on sale at or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP. Take advantage of special pre-sale pricing of $17 for cars and $35 for oversized vehicles now through Nov. 1. After that, regular ticket prices include:

  • $20 per car in advance, $25 per car at the gate weekdays (Monday through Thursday), or $30 on weekends (Friday through Sunday).
  • Oversized vehicles such as limousines or vans for 15 passengers or more will be $40 per vehicle in advance, $45 per vehicle at the gate and $50 on weekend dates.
  • A special “Dash Pass” ticket that provides front-of-the-line admission on weekends will be available for $40 per car in advance, $45 per car at the gate. For oversized vehicles, the “Dash Pass” is available for $60 per vehicle in advance and $70 per vehicle at the gate.
  • Tour buses cannot be accommodated.

A portion of the proceeds from the Magic of Lights at Daytona International Speedway will benefit the Florida Hospital Foundation with funds designated to support Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center’s Pediatric Unit. Officials recently presented an $18,519 check to the Florida Hospital Foundation that was generated from last year’s Magic of Lights at Daytona International Speedway.

Magic of Lights is produced by a team of family entertainment professionals at FunGuys Events, each with decades of international show experience at the highest level.

Daytona International Speedway is among seven cities that will host the Magic of Lights displays this coming holiday season. Other iconic venues include Auto Club Speedway, Fontana California (Los Angeles); Jones Beach State Park, Wantagh New York (NYC); Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, Berea Ohio (Cleveland); PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, New Jersey; Castrol Raceway, Edmonton Alberta and Wesley Clover Parks, Ottawa Ontario.

For more information on Magic of Lights, visit and

About Daytona International Speedway

Tickets for Daytona International Speedway events can be purchased online at or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP. Fans can stay connected with Daytona International Speedway on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube and Snapchat, and by downloading Daytona International Speedway’s mobile app, for the latest Speedway news throughout the season.

Daytona International Speedway is a state-of-the-art motorsports facility and was awarded the SportsBusiness Journal’s prestigious Sports Business Award for Sports Facility of the Year in 2016. Daytona International Speedway is the home of “The Great American Race” – the DAYTONA 500. Though the season-opening Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event garners most of the attention – as well as the largest audience in motorsports – the approximately 500-acre motorsports complex, also known as the “World Center of Racing,” boasts the most diverse schedule of racing on the globe. In addition to at least nine major event weekends, the Speedway grounds are also used extensively for events that include concerts, civic and social gatherings, car shows, photo shoots, production vehicle testing and police motorcycle training.


Andrew Booth, DIS Public Relations Director                                                                                                                         



Dawn Zinsmaster, DIS Public Relations Manager


About FunGuys Events

FunGuys Events is a division of FunGuys LLC, based in Ohio, whose principals include Ken Hudgens, Tim Murray, Eric Cole, and Grant Reeves. Hudgens, Murray, and Cole each have decades of experience at Live Nation® and Feld Entertainment® as top executives in the Motor Sports divisions, with Reeves as the owner, producer and promoter of DockDogs®, Upbeat K9® and other internationally touring entertainment properties for more than 20 years.


Jennifer Davis, FunGuys Events


Daytona International Speedway President Chip Wile, far right, presents a ceremonial check for $18,519 to the Florida Hospital Foundation and Board Chair John Ferguson and Executive Director of the Foundation Julie Rand. (Photo credit: Daytona International Speedway)


FONTANA, Calif. (Sept. 28, 2018) Auto Club Speedway presented a check to Fontana-based non-profit CityLink for $18,519 as the Official Charity Partner of Magic of Lights Fontana holiday experience.
A portion of the proceeds from the 2017 Magic of Lights Fontana benefited CityLink to help fund their programs and ministries. The Speedway also announced the holiday event will return beginning Nov. 16.

“Making a difference in the community through events is a top priority,” said Dave Allen, President of Auto Club Speedway. “We are happy to partner once again with CityLink for this year’s Magic of Lights.”

“Magic of Lights is honored to support CityLink and their local outreach programs.  Every time a customer buys a car pass to experience Magic of Lights at Auto Club Speedway, a portion of the proceeds provides financial support for their uplifting efforts. We cherish our relationship with CityLink and look forward to supporting them again at Magic of Lights 2018, starting on our opening night, Friday, November 16,” said Tim Murray, Principal of FunGuys Events – producers of Magic of Lights.

Returning this year will be a Toy Drive benefiting CityLink to help the overall goal of collecting 4,000 toys for local families.  Guests who attend Magic of Lights are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy on December 7-8 and December 14-15, 2018 and will receive a discount on admission.

Proceeds from the Magic of Lights help fund a variety of services throughout the City of Fontana and County of San Bernardino.

“We have a food warehouse where we serve 500 families each week. This refrigerator truck is an example of how the proceeds from Magic of Lights help us operate the truck which transports supplies to those in need,” said Anna Ulibarri, Co-Director of Local Outreach for CityLink.

“We are grateful and thankful to the Speedway and the Magic of Lights,” said Willie Ulibarri, Co-Director of Local Outreach for CityLink.

“We had a fantastic turnout last year and are working closely with the producers of Magic of Lights to enhance the drive-through holiday experience by adding more interactive experiences and displays,” said Allen.

Magic of Lights is a dazzling drive-through holiday lights experience featuring LED displays and digital animations.  Guests will enjoy the sparkling displays from the comfort of their own vehicle as they wind slowly through a festive route in the O’Reilly Auto Parts Fan Zone.

Magic of Lights Fontana will return to Auto Club Speedway from November 16 – December 31, 2018.  For more information about Magic of Lights, visit

Ottawa Senators Foundation announces a record $400,000 investment in the SENS Campership Program
2018 funding pushes overall total to over $1.1 million since 2015
OTTAWA – The Ottawa Senators Foundation (@sensfoundation) announced today a record-breaking $400,000 investment in the 2018 SENS Campership Program that will enable more than 2,000 children and youth from communities in eastern Ontario and western Quebec, to attend camp this summer.
Since 2015, the Ottawa Senators Foundation SENS Campership Program has given more than 5,000 children and youth from low-income families the opportunity to experience over 30,000 days at summer camps across the region.
The increase in funding addresses a growing need in the community. Research shows that if children and youth participate in social recreation for just five hours per week, it can have a profound impact on their physical, social, emotional and academic development while significantly increasing positive life outcomes.
“We are committed to strengthen our community by enabling the Foundation to utilize the brand power of the Senators to raise funds to support charities, both large and small,” said Senators owner and CEO Eugene Melnyk. “I’m proud to announce today that we’ll be supporting 25 different organizations with our SENS Campership Program with a record $400,000 in funding. This now marks more than $1.1 million in investments since we launched the program in the spring of 2015.”
“Every child deserves the opportunity to experience summer camp. Facing fears, trying new things, pushing boundaries and developing self-confidence are the types of important life skills that all children need to be successful,” said Danielle Robinson, president, and CEO, Ottawa Senators Foundation. “As a result of the tremendous support we have received from Fondation 24h Tremblant and others, children across the region will have a summer to remember.”
“Our partnership with the Ottawa Senators Foundation has been ongoing for the past 10 years and together, we’ve invested more than $3 million in to the Ottawa and Gatineau community,” said Simon St-Arnaud, executive producer, 24h Tremblant. “Supporting the SENS Campership program, specifically speciality camps is closely aligned to the mission of the Fondation 24h and gives deserving kids an opportunity to experience the magic of summer camp.”
The Ottawa Senators Foundation would like to recognize the following events and organizations for their support of the 2018 SENS Campership Program:
–  24h Tremblant – Fondation 24h Tremblant
–  Magic of Lights – Wesley Clover Foundation
–  Casino Royale – Faces Magazine
–  Holiday Celebration Dinner – Napolis Café
–  Ottawa House Hunt – Real Estate Broker Colleen Lyle & Mortgage Broker Sue Hameed
–  Craig and Nicholle Anderson – Ottawa Senators Hockey Club
These organizations, individuals and their supporters are as passionate as the Ottawa Senators Foundation is about empowering children and youth to reach their full potential by having them engaged in social recreation activities that promote both physical and mental wellness.
About the Ottawa Senators Foundation
The Ottawa Senators Foundation empowers children and youth to reach their full potential by investing in social recreation and education programs that promote both physical and mental wellness. In partnership with the Ottawa Senators Hockey Club, alumni association, corporate partners and fans, more than $105 million has been contributed to thousands of initiatives and charities in the National Capital Region since 1992.
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