SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR PRESENTING SPONSOR: Last Wednesday, August 31, the annual Racing For Kids To The Hill event took place in Grosse Pointe Farms. The weather was perfect for the afternoon street fair, which continued into the evening for our VIP fundraiser. Most importantly, the support from Children’s Foundation, our presenting sponsor, and sponsors of […]
[lead]Tanner Foust, Red Bull Global Rallycross Series super star, led a contingent of four drivers to the bedsides of young patients at Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital in Long Beach on Monday.[/lead]
The event was the first Racing For Kids® Program as the “Official Charity” of the Red Bull GRC Series –a partnership between the popular racing series and the longest running children’s charity in racing announced Monday.
The popular Tanner, was accompanied by up and coming GRC racers, Alejandro Fernandez, Christian Brooks and Travis Pecoy.
The warm day brought a lot of youngsters out of their beds and to Alejandro’s AFRacing 126 GRC Lites car and transporter outside Miller Hospital.
Drivers explained the intricacies of their sport and cars to their young audience.. Several adventurous kids, some dragging along complicated IV equipment, hopped inside for a real life glimpse of Alejandro’s car from the driver’s perspective. Obviously happy parents watched their hospitalized children laughing and enjoying an afternoon in the sun.
Later the contingent of drivers went inside the hospital for bed to bed visits, racing banter, autographs and pictures with youngsters confined to their rooms.
Bidding adieu to their new fans, the drivers asked each to be sure to watch them race on NBS Sports when the Red Bull GRC Series season begins in Phoenix, May 21-22.