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June 6, 2019

Racing For Kids Celebrates 30th Anniversary at Detroit Grand Prix

by Racing For Kids

The first weekend in June was action packed on and off the Belle Isle track at the Detroit Grand Prix. Both Racing For Kids and the Detroit Grand Prix celebrated 30 year anniversaries at various events throughout the city.

Thursday IndyCar Racers Felex Rosenqvist and Santino Ferucci delighted several dozen patients with a pit stop at Children’s Hospital of Michigan.

Friday Firestone Racing hosted a “Kids At The Track” program for group of 20 outpatients from the hospital. The kids received a special visit by IndyCar superstar Sebastien Bourdais.

Saturday Night Buhl Sport Detroit entertained 200 in the Official Racing For Kids 30th Anniversary Party at The Factory in Corktown. At that event, Racing For Kids presented Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation with a $25,000 check to, in part, pay for portable pediatric cardiac monitoring units. These units will enable young heart patients to go home earlier after their procedures.

The weekend wrapped up with Sunday’s pre-race ceremonies at the Detroit Grand Prix featuring a Racing For Kids video on the big screens commemorating the 30th year anniversary. Overall, it was a fantastic weekend for the charity thanks to all its supporters including the Grand Prix of Detroit and Children’s Hospital of Michigan.