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 […]
SEATTLE.—-When it comes to visiting sick kids with Racing for Kids, drivers from the Red Bull Rally Cross Series are not afraid to “get involved,” so to speak.
Upon entering the “Play Room” at Seattle Children’s Hospital on a Racing for Kids Visit Thursday, September 14, 2016, Red Bull Drivers James Rimmer and Conor Martell of the Seattle based DirtFish Motorsports team and Alejandro Fernandez of the California based AF Racing Team, sat down and interacted with the sick kids by building model wooden race cars.
The trio of drivers also distributed and autographed RFK Baseball Caps and racing posters to the young patients who expressed their gratitude with warm smiles and “thank yous.”
Racing for Kids, which has served as the official charity of the action packed Red Bull Rally Cross Series, has been sponsoring such visits for 27 years visiting some 28,000 sick kids at 500 children’s hospitals.
Rimmer and Martell brought along a street car version of their race car adorned in their DirtFish colorful graphics for Hospital visitors to look at and take their picture.
The Red Bull Rally Cross drivers will compete this weekend at Evergreen Speedway in the Seattle area and the race will be broadcast on NBC-TV.
Additional information is available at www.racingforkids.org and www.redbullglobalrallycross.com .