With three years of pandemic restrictions in the rearview mirror, Racing For Kids was back on track with two special in-person events as part of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Pete – the season opening race of the 2023 NTT INDYCAR Series. First off, Racing For Kids brought AJ Foyt Racing’s Santino Ferrucci to […]
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR PRESENTING SPONSOR:
Last Wednesday, August 31, the annual Racing For Kids To The Hill event took place in Grosse Pointe Farms. The weather was perfect for the afternoon street fair, which continued into the evening for our VIP fundraiser. Most importantly, the support from Children’s Foundation, our presenting sponsor, and sponsors of the event made it an unforgettable–and rewarding–experience!
With the support from our generous sponsors, we raised more money to underwrite local pediatric and teen care programs for:
Beaumont Grosse Pointe
Children’s Hospital of Michigan
Henry Ford Health
Racing For Kids
Teen Street Skills
During the daytime street fair, visitors were treated to sights and sounds of the free event, including live music, a variety of exotic and vintage cars, freestyle motocross show, and a scavenger hunt provided by The Hill Association and The Grosse Pointe News. The National Coney Island truck kept busy selling dogs and drinks all afternoon.
We were pleased to welcome students and staff from the College of Creative Studies in Detroit, who worked with kids as they sketched, colored, and made other arts and crafts during the event.
Our Courageous Kids were honored at the evening charity event, where community members gathered to celebrate and raise funds through live and silent auctions. Guests were treated to live music, a freestyle motorcross show, and delicious food provided by The Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe, Fresh Farms Market, The Bronze Door, Café Nini, and Luxe Bar and Grill.
The success of the event is due to the generosity of our sponsors, donors, community partners, and all the attendees!
Peggy and Peter Kross
Wells Fargo Advis
Winner’s Circle Sponsors
Crest Automotive Group
Henry Ford Health
Matilda R. Wilson Fund
Grand Prix Sponsors
Bill and Darrene Baer
Great Lakes Wine and Spirits
Ann and Jim Nicholson