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Helping Sick Kids Get Better Faster

A unique national charity, which supports children when they are most vulnerable — sick and hospitalized.

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Our Mission

Founded in Detroit in 1989, Racing For Kids® is designed to use the increasing popularity of motorsports to focus public attention and funding on the health care needs of children.

The hospital visits form the heart of the program. Racing For Kids® drivers visit children in Children’s Hospitals wherever they race. They spend time with each sick youngster answering questions about their sport, posing for pictures, signing autographs and handing out the distinctive Racing For Kids® hats, coloring books and assorted memorabilia provide by our sponsors.

Hospital Visits

750

Sick Children Visited

38,000

Donations Received

$7.5m+


“Racing For Kids is just a great charity and a great cause. To go on a hospital visit and to visit kids that are sick and that have such an optimistic outlook - it’s mind boggling and so inspirational. Racing For Kids has done so much over so many years. I’m just glad to be a part of it and to have the opportunity to make a difference.”

Ryan Hunter-Reay
Ryan Hunter-Reay

Indianapolis 500 Winner (2014) - INDYCAR driver for Andretti Autosport

“I couldn’t imagine being in some of those situations being 4, 5 , 6 or 18 years old even…so whatever I can do to help is the most important thing and I think it’s just knowing that I impacted their day in the littlest way possible is huge for me.”

Zach Veach
Zach Veach

INDYCAR driver for Andretti Autosport

“For us to be able to go and have some time with them and just hang out and take pictures and be in our race suits …. It brought a smile to their face, which in turn made us smile and feel really good inside.”

Alexander Rossi
Alex Rossi

2016 Indianapolis 500 winner – Andretti Autosport

“It’s great to see how involved they (Racing For Kids) are in each community that we go to and anytime we get a chance to meet some kids that are going through a rough time and hopefully provide a little bit of excitement and happiness to their day is a great experience for us as well.“

Spencer Pigot
Spencer Pigot

INDYCAR driver for Citrone/Buhl and Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing

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