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 […]
Los Angeles, CA (February 22, 2015) – Red Bull Global Rallycross is pleased to announce an agreement with Racing For Kids to become an Official Charitable Partner of Red Bull GRC, beginning with the 2016 season. As part of the agreement, Red Bull GRC drivers will visit children’s hospitals across America on behalf of Racing For Kids before every Red Bull GRC event.
“At Red Bull GRC, we are always interested in charitable initiatives that allow us to take an active role in the community,” said Red Bull GRC CEO Colin Dyne. “Our partnership with Racing For Kids allows us to do just that. We’re proud to be aligned with an organization with such an impressive history and look forward to giving back to the communities that we visit this year.”
Racing For Kids was founded in 1989 to bring public attention to children’s healthcare through unique motorsport-themed promotions and hospital visits. Over the past 26 years, Racing For Kids has raised nearly $6.5 million in donations for children’s hospitals and child health care causes, and Racing For Kids drivers have visited over 29,000 patients in 550 hospitals worldwide. Buhl Sport Detroit co-owner Robbie Buhl has served as a spokesman for the organization since its inception.
The first Red Bull GRC driver visit will take place at Miller Children’s Hospital in Long Beach, CA on Monday, February 22 from 2-4PM. Two-time Red Bull GRC champion Tanner Foust of Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross will be on hand to meet and greet patients, alongside AF Racing GRC Lites drivers Alejandro Fernandez, Travis Pecoy, and Christian Brooks. An official Red Bull GRC show car will also be on site.
About Red Bull Global Rallycross
Created to produce the fastest and most exciting racing in motorsports, Red Bull Global Rallycross pits small production-based cars driven by star drivers against each other in door-to-door racing featuring dirt, asphalt, and table-top jumps. With enhanced engineering and safety features, the cars produce 600 horsepower and can accelerate from 0-60 miles per hour in less than two seconds, and can also withstand 70-foot jumps and other vehicle contact. For more information visit www.RedBullGlobalRallycross.com.