When Racing For Kids first met Dylan in the summer of 2012, he was a 7 year old out-patient at Children’s Hospital of Michigan. He and his parents, John and Deanna and his big sister, Emily came to our Kids at the Track event at the Detroit Grand Prix on Belle Isle where he met IndyCar […]
Racing For Kids’® partnership with the increasingly popular Red Bull Global Rallycross (RBGRC) Series kicks off the 2016 season this Thursday (May 19) with a quartet of RBGRC racers visiting patients at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. On Friday the racing begins with the first event of a two day doubleheader at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.
The RBGRC Drivers, Steve Arpin of Chip Ganassi Racing and AF Racing’s Alejandro Fernandez, Travis PeCoy and Christian Brooks will greet youngsters from the hospital outside in a courtyard where they will talk about their racing careers, pose for pictures and sign hero cards and stylish Racing For Kids® baseball caps. They will also make bed-to-bed visits to patients confined to their rooms.
Adding to the fun will be a RBGRC showcar supplied by Team Honda Red Bull OMSE. Kids will be able to sit in the car and have their picture taken while they fantasize about piloting one of the high-powered cars.
“These hospital stops by popular racers are an important part of each child’s recovery therapy,” said J. Patrick Wright, who has overseen Racing For Kids 27 year growth as its Executive Director. “Let me tell you, it never gets old watching these young racers light up the faces of sick child who are often battling painful illnesses, injuries and procedures.”
In February, Red Bull Global Rallycross named Racing For Kids as its Partner and Official Charity. In the partnership, RBGRC drivers will make hospital visits to hospitalized children at every series venue, host young patients during “At The Track” events and assist in Racing For Kids fundraising.
Phoenix Children’s Hospital has been a popular stop for Racing For Kids over the years practically since the charity’s inception.