ThorSport Racing Drivers to Visit the Ronald McDonald House in Kansas City
Sandusky, Oh. (April 22, 2010) -- ThorSport Racing drivers Matt Crafton and Johnny Sauter will make an appearance at the Ronald McDonald House in Kansas City on Friday April 30. The NASCAR Foundation is partnering with Sprint and Turner Construction to build a playground in honor of Tom Murphy, the Sprint vice president who passed away in an accident one year ago. ThorSport Racing is assisting with the build by donating over two tons of FunSand colored play sand.
Crafton and Sauter will tour the Ronald McDonald House and the playground site then meet with the children and their families.
"This is a really great cause and we're happy to be a part of it," said Johnny Sauter, driver of the No. 13 In Country Television/Curb Records Chevrolet. "Tom was a great guy and he did a lot to help move NASCAR racing forward. We were all shocked when we heard the news last spring about his accident, but this is a great way for the sport to honor his memory and all he did. I'm looking forward to getting there and seeing the kids and meeting their families. I'm sure there will be some NASCAR fans among them so it will be fun to talk racing with them and give them a chance to think about something fun for a while."
"We're honored the NASCAR Foundation thought high enough about us to reach out and ask us to participate," said Rick Noon, director of research and development for ThorWorks, manufacturer of Fun Sand. "It's a great product that allows families and businesses the chance to have a traditional sandbox for kids to play in without all of the mess that goes along with it. It will be a great fit on the playground at the Ronald McDonald House and we hope it helps bring a little enjoyment to some families that are going through a rough time."