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October 27, 2020
 
Five Cape Nonprofits Get $100K from Race that Wasn’t Held

September 25, 2020 — Five Cape Cod nonprofits will share $100,000 raised from an annual race, held annually since 2001 to benefit the Cape Cod community, that did not take place this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Seaside Le Mans – The Race For The Cape Cod Community had been set for Sept.12, but was cancelled in July due to the crisis.

Since then, “the outpouring of support from sponsors who wanted to donate even though the race at Mashpee Commons would not take place has been tremendous and heartening,” race organizers said.

“The need for all the beneficiaries did not go away after the COVID-19 outbreak and we knew it would be crucial to still find a way to provide a level of funding for those organizations,” said DeWitt Davenport, founder of the Seaside Le Mans and CEO of The Davenport Companies, which underwrites the event.

Receiving the funds are:

  • Cape Cod Healthcare, which has locations in Falmouth, Harwich, Hyannis, and Sandwich, will use the funds to support hospice services

  • Cape Kid Meals, Forestdale, will use the funds to expand its Weekend Hunger Relief Program

Over the past two decades, the annual fundraising and community event featuring Formula 1 karts driven by local business sponsors has generated more than $7.5 million for 50 non-profit organizations on Cape Cod.

“In fact, for many local no-profits, the pandemic has only made their mission even more critical. We are so pleased that several sponsors stepped forward to continue their charitable giving and assist this year’s Seaside Le Mans beneficiaries,” said Davenport.

Helping to support this year’s support for local nonprofits were: Cape Cod Healthcare, Bridge Creek Capital Management, TD Bank, Cape Cod Commercial Linen Service, Coca-Cola, Topneck Design, The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod, Axial Benefits Group, Lawrence-Lynch Corp., Mid-Cape Home Centers , US Foods, Boston Textile, Cape Cod Insulation and Prism Hospitality Consulting.

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