13th Annual Racing For Kids to The Hill
Street Fair 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Wednesday, August 28th, 2019
Kercheval Avenue on the Hill, Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan
IndyCar Racer Santino Ferrucci to visit patients at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital Aug. 22
Four other Indy Pro 2000 and Indy Lights drivers will join in the Racing For Kids® Event
What: IndyCar racer Santino Ferrucci, Indy Lights drivers Dalton Kellett and Rinus VeeKay and Indy Pro 2000 drivers Sting Ray Robb and Rasmus Lindh, will visit youngsters at St. Louis’ SSM Health Cardinal Glennon’s Children’s Hospital on Thursday, August 22, leading up to the NTT INDYCAR Series Bommarito Automotive Group 500 race at the World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway Motorsports Park. The visit is sponsored by Racing For Kids® children’s charity now in its 30th season.
The drivers will do bedside visits handing out the distinctive Racing For Kids® baseball caps and their hero cards, pose for pictures and sign autographs.
Racing For Kids team member Laura Cooper will accompany the racers.
Ferrucci drives the #19 Honda for Dale Coyne Racing in the IndyCar Series, the others drive for Juncos Racing in the Indy Pro 2000 or Indy Lights Series.
When: 10:00 a.m., Thursday, August 22, 2019
Where: SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital
1465 South Grand Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63104
Who: Santino Ferrucci, IndyCar Series racer with Dale Coyne Racing
Rinus VeeKay, Indy Lights driver for Juncos Racing
Dalton Kellett, Indy Lights driver for Juncos Racing
Rasmus Lindh, Indy Pro 2000 driver for Juncos Racing
Sting Ray Robb, Indy Pro 2000 driver for Juncos Racing
Why: Distraction techniques are so important to ease anxieties and lessen fears for hospitalized children and their families. Events like these are coordinated through the child life program to help make the hospital experience a more positive one for children of all ages by offering developmental, educational and emotional support, because kids need more than medicine to get well. Child life specialists plan individualized and group programs that help children cope with hospitalization and promote the continuity of normal, daily childhood activities.