Rep. Keating Announced as Seaside Le Mans Grand Marshall

SOUTH YARMOUTH – Organizers of the annual Seaside Le Mans charity go-kart race have announced the Grand Marshal for the 2017 event this weekend.

U.S. Congressman Bill Keating will be the Grand Marshal for the 17th Annual race. As part of the roll, Keating will deliver remarks before 20 trace teams and an expected audience of 10,000 spectators.

Opening ceremonies will commence at 11:30 this Saturday morning at Mashpee Commons, followed immediately by the 4-hour endurance race and awards presentation.

In addition to comments from Congressman Keating, the patriotic opening ceremony will feature an honor guard, a flyover and live music from the Cape Conservatory Jazz Band.

The free, family-friendly event features dozens of local companies will be racing through the streets of Mashpee Commons in Formula One race karts on a ¼ mile outdoor track, complete with a bridge over the track to the infield.

Spectators are welcome to view the race from outside the track or the center infield to get close to all the action and activities.

The event, organized each year by The Davenport Companies, features free children’s activities, food vendors, merchandise tents and music from Cape Cod Broadcasting throughout the day.

Seaside Le Mans-The Race for the Cape Cod Community, is expected to raise over 600,000 dollars this year, bringing the total funds raised by the event to more than six million dollars over the past seventeen years – all of which has directly benefited the Cape Cod community.

Beneficiaries of the race this year are the Cape Cod and Islands Major Crisis Relief Fund, Cape Cod Healthcare, Lower Cape Outreach Council, Mass Audubon Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary and Special Olympics Massachusetts, each of which has a specific focus for the funds received.


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