Baseball-Themed Night Will Benefit Play It Forward for Kids

IRWINDALE, CA—Baseball fans, Start Your engines!

Chicago Cubs Manager Joe Maddon and his wife, Jaye, and their Respect 90 Foundation have partnered with Irwindale Speedway to host “Try Not To Suck Race Night” on Saturday, July 20 in Irwindale, CA. Gates open at 4 p.m. and race time is 7 p.m.  Proceeds from the event will benefit Play It Forward for Kids, a Southern California based non-profit dedicated to providing sporting equipment to underserved elementary schools.

The event will include both live and silent auctions filled with unique experiences and items from the sports world. There will also be giveaways of premium items such as original Respect 90 ”Try Not To Suck” T-shirts and Cubs promotional items.

In 2015, Joe and Jaye, formed the Respect 90 Foundation.Respect 90 seeks to provide children and families opportunities to develop championship attitudes through sports, academics, and community involvement in all the places Joe and Jaye call home: Chicago, IL, Tampa, FL, Mesa, AZ, Southern California and Joe’s hometown of Hazleton, PA.

Located in the heart of the San Gabriel Valley, less than 25 minutes from down-town Los Angeles, Irwindale Speedway is a state-of-the-art, motorsports/entertainment event facility that features 6,000 comfortable seats, twin paved oval race tracks, paved parking for over 3,000 cars, convenient snackbars and 12 exclusive corporate suites. Irwindale Speedway features Stock Cars, Sprint Cars, Midgets, Supermodifieds, Legends, Trucks, and more for fans of live, family-oriented entertainment.


For more information Contact: Rick Vaughn, 727-741-7300 or