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 […]
Grosse Pointe, Michigan — The 16th annual Racing For Kids to The Hill event on August 31, 2022 revved up the crowds on Kercheval to deliver a phenomenal fund raising success.
“We are distributing $230,000 in support of child healthcare in the community,” said Tom Buhl, who along with Ed Russell Co-Chair of the Hill Event. Beneficiaries are The Children’s Foundation (formerly Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation), Ascension St. John Hospital, Beaumont Grosse Pointe, Henry Ford Health, Racing For Kids® and Teen Street Skills.
Buhl and Russell credit this year’s record-breaking numbers to the incredible generosity of the Grosse Pointe Community. “We have so many devoted sponsors, donors and great community partners who show up each year willing to give big,” said Buhl. “It’s always a fun night and we’re so thankful to the City’s Public Safety team and all the business owners on The Hill. We’d never be able to do this without their help.”
The Children’s Foundation played a major role as Presenting Sponsor this year. President and CEO Larry Burns is a firm believer in the importance of spotlighting the needs of kids across southeast Michigan. “Racing For Kids To The Hill is not only a wonderful and enjoyable annual event. It allows The Children’s Foundation to continue to support several of our hospital-based partners in the region. It’s a great partnership that impacts so many children in our communities.”
Since 2007, Racing For Kids to The Hill has raised nearly $2,000,000. Proceeds over the years have been used to underwrite the purchase of new pediatric rehabilitation equipment, pediatric heart monitors for home use, and Radio Flyer wagons specially adapted with IV poles for children’s travel in hospitals. Funds also support the uplifting Racing For Kids® children’s hospital visits by Indy Car Drivers across the country. This year, a new beneficiary is Teen Street Skills, a Detroit based nonprofit with a mission to create safer drivers by teaching awareness behind the wheel.
For more information contact: Tom Buhl (313-319-8609)