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September 23, 2018

Speedway, Novelis ‘Fan Can Chase’ Raises Nearly $10,000 for Local Charities


OSWEGO, NY – With the environment and community in mind, Novelis once again partnered with Oswego Speedway and Scriba Lane Redemption in 2015 to continue the popular Novelis ‘Fan Can Chase,’ now completing its 11th consecutive season.

Oswego Speedway, Novelis, and Scriba Lane Redemption worked together once again to raise nearly $10,000 for local charitable organizations through the Oswego Speedway and Novelis 'Fan Can Chase' in 2015. Pictured from top right clockwise are: Ed Slight - Novelis, Dennis Quonce - Novelis, Chris Lupa - Novelis, John Proctor - Novelis, Dan Kapuscinski - Oswego Speedway, Tom Salvador - Novelis, Don Sherwood - Scriba Lane Redemption, Debbie Bond - Oswego Speedway, Malcolm Gabriel - Novelis Director of Human Resources, Jessica Kolenda - Novelis, Chris Smith - Novelis Oswego Plant Manager.

Oswego Speedway, Novelis, and Scriba Lane Redemption worked together once again to raise nearly $10,000 for local charitable organizations through the Oswego Speedway and Novelis ‘Fan Can Chase’ in 2015. Pictured from top right clockwise are: Ed Slight – Novelis, Dennis Quonce – Novelis, Chris Lupa – Novelis, John Proctor – Novelis, Dan Kapuscinski – Oswego Speedway, Tom Salvador – Novelis, Don Sherwood – Scriba Lane Redemption, Debbie Bond – Oswego Speedway, Malcolm Gabriel – Novelis Director of Human Resources, Jessica Kolenda – Novelis, Chris Smith – Novelis Oswego Plant Manager.

Also serving as the title sponsor of the headline Novelis Supermodified division at Oswego Speedway, Novelis conducted three recycled can drive collections at the Speedway in 2015, with the assistance of Scriba Lane Redemption, collecting a record 126,000 cans.

Novelis is the world leader in rolled aluminum products, delivering unique solutions for the most demanding global applications, such as beverage cans, automobiles, architecture and consumer electronics.

Aluminum is an infinitely recyclable resource and the ‘Fan Can Chase’ is a strong example of the company’s commitment to sustainability and community.

“This was by far our biggest year yet,” said Tom Salvador, finance lead at Novelis and the Novelis coordinator of the ‘Fan Can Chase.’ “We surpassed our record from last season by more than 44,000 cans, making our 11-year total now more than 1.1 million. To put this in perspective that is now more than $70,000 we have been able to give back to the community through the years by working with local schools and other organizations.”

While the can collection nights play a large role in the fundraising efforts, the Speedway also donates all cans purchased at the Speedway by race fans to the overall total.

After combining all cans collected, Don Sherwood of Scriba Lane Redemption was able to present Novelis with a check for $9,945.

“All money raised will be used to fund important charitable endeavors here in our Oswego community,” said Salvador. “We cannot thank the fans enough for their support, as well as the Speedway for their donations. I want to specifically mention Jim Larkin, who was our ‘Fan Can Chase’ winner bringing in more than 18,000 cans in total for our three drives.”

Within each community in which it globally operates, Novelis supports programs and non-profit organizations focused on advancing safety, enhancing math and science education and increasing recycling.

Oswego Speedway is proud to announce that this partnership will continue into 2016 with the Novelis ‘Fan Can Chase’ again taking place on three race nights during the upcoming season.

Those nights will be the Memorial Day Weekend Port City ‘Super Spectacle’ on May 28, the Independence Weekend Grand Prix on July 2, as well as the 30th annual $10,000 to win Mr. Novelis Supermodified Championship on July 23.

For more information on Novelis, including their community outreach initiatives, visit online at www.novelis.com

For more information on Oswego Speedway visit online at www.oswegospeedway.com or like on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OswegoSpeedway or follow on Twitter @OswegoSpeedway

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