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La Crosse Speedway drivers help provide merry Christmas for local families



Eight La Crosse area families received many bags full of gifts on Friday, as part of an annual Christmas celebration involving local race car drivers.

Henderson Motorsports presented the gifts to families from the La Crosse and West Salem school districts, during a party at Pischke Motors in downtown La Crosse.

Three race vehicles driven at area tracks were on display inside the Pischke showroom during the event.

This is the sixth year that driver Matt Henderson and his racing family have been involved in raising money and buying presents for needy families.

The families chosen this year received presents such as games, basketballs, and clothing.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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  1. Danny

    December 22, 2018 at 6:07 am

    Charity doesn’t count if people find out.

    • Racer

      February 9, 2019 at 2:28 pm

      I never understand why some people post comments like the above. Is there only one “correct” way to be charitable? I see a group of hard working people doing their best to give back. I see families having a wonderful Christmas. Is awareness of this event bad? If just one person has their life changed for the better, then it is a success regardless if anonymous or not. Luckily this area is fortunate enough to have philanthropic people, rather than those who simply judge. Keep up the hard work Henderson’s! You continue to set an example of doing the right thing!

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