Racing team surprises families with early Christmas gifts

Henderson Motorsports gives presents to 20+ kids

An area racing team is making this a memorable holiday season for a group of La Crosse families.

Henderson Motorsports teamed up with a group of local businesses to surprise 21 kids from four families with a collection of gifts Friday afternoon.

The racing team worked with the School District of La Crosse to find the families that have been going through some tough times this year and gathered wish lists from the kids in the family.

For some families, the early Christmas presents brought some much-needed smiles.

“We lost our dad in April,” said Doua Xiong. “I’ve been working a lot of overtime just to buy them gifts for Christmas, but this does help.”

This is the fourth year Henderson Motorsports has put together the holiday surprise.