For 29 years, Steve Page stood at the helm of Sonoma Raceway. Now retired, Speedway Motorsports, Sonoma Raceway’s parent company, will further cement Page’s contributions to Sonoma County with a $100,000 donation to seven local nonprofits.
“I can’t think of a retirement gift that would mean more to me than this, ” Page said. “I’m overwhelmed and grateful for the generosity of (CEO) Marcus Smith and the entire team at Sonoma Raceway for supporting so many worthwhile organizations,” Page said.
The recipients are: Santa Rosa Junior College Foundation for which Page serves as board chair; 10,000 Degrees Sonoma County; Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance; Teen Services Sonoma; Sonoma County Parks Foundation; La Luz Center; and FISH (Friends in Sonoma Helping).
“Sonoma Raceway plays a pivotal role in this community every day of the year. We live in one of the most wonderful places on earth, and I’m proud to have spent 29 years with a company that is so invested its community.”
Jill Gregory, Page’s successor at Sonoma Raceway, has maintained a close relationship with Page for many years, and the two have worked closely during the transition to continue and further build the raceway’s standing in Sonoma County.
“Steve is a legend in Northern California, and I am honored to be part of continuing his legacy and help so many amazing organizations in his name,” Gregory said. “All of us who live in Sonoma County take great pride in our community.”
Kathy Witkowicki, founder and director emeritus of the Mentoring Alliance said the impact of Sonoma Raceway and Steve Page have been “immeasurable. The Raceway’s contributions to our local community have changed lives, and we’re grateful that the willingness to give back will continue.”