The Davenport Companies of South Yarmouth, MA, developed the idea for the Seaside Le Mans following a corporate team-building exercise at the X1Boston indoor kart racing facility in Braintree, MA. Participants had such a good time at the meetings that company management decided an outdoor kart race would be a fun and unique approach to fundraising on Cape Cod.
The Davenport Companies covers the entire cost of operating and promoting the event, while local businesses sponsor teams of drivers. Thanks to the support of dozens of sponsors, volunteers and contributors, the previous years of the Seaside Le Mans races have generated over $8 million for worthy local organizations. Seaside Le Mans is a fund of the Cape Cod Foundation.
"From the beginning, the whole focus of this event has been on bringing the community together to support Cape Cod," said DeWitt Davenport, CEO of The Davenport Companies. "We truly feel the success of this event is a combined effort of the entire community, everyone from our business sponsors and countless volunteers to the local chambers of commerce and town officials."