Racing For Kids kicked off the holiday season with two special visits one to Children’s Hospital of Michigan and the other to Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. Both visits were Christmas gift “drop offs” to help brighten a hospital stay for many metro Detroit and Kansas City children. In the Detroit visit, a couple […]
Red Bull Global Rallycross drivers Rhys Millen and Collete Davis took time Thursday to visit children at Halifax Health in Daytona Beach. The racers are in town for the Red Bull GRC event at Daytona International Speedway June 17-19.
Millen has been a race car driver for 20 years, but he is best known as Paul Walker’s stunt driver and double for several movies in the “Fast and Furious” franchise. He recently finished stunt work for the latest film, “Fast 8.” Davis started racing for Red Bull’s Global Rallycross last year and ended the season as the sixth best driver in the series based on points.
Both drivers signed hats and posters for children outside the health center’s France Tower and discussed their sport at length. The two drivers then posed for individual and group photographs with all the children. Davis brought her rally car to the health center where many kids got behind the wheel and pretended to drive it.
After they entertained children outside the health center, the two drivers went inside and spent time in the “Speediatrics” ward, a NASCAR-themed pediatrics center with colorful cartoon animal characters in racing uniforms and multi-colored cartoon stock cars. Both drivers gave signed hats and posters to patients and posed for pictures with children.