Kentucky Speedway "Caps for Kids" kick off

Speedway Exec. VP And General Manager Mark F. Cassis and "Horsepower" Mascot To Tour Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Feb. 13 CINCINNATI - On Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 2:00 p.m., Kentucky Speedway(tm) Executive Vice President and...

Speedway Exec. VP And General Manager Mark F. Cassis and "Horsepower" Mascot To Tour Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Feb. 13

CINCINNATI - On Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 2:00 p.m., Kentucky Speedway(tm) Executive Vice President and General Manager Mark F. Cassis and mascot "Horsepower" will donate race caps to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center patients to "rev them up" the 2002 race season. The donation is on behalf of the Assistance League of Greater Cincinnati's (ALGC) "Caps for Kids" program.

The ALGC has been delivering caps through the "Caps for Kids" program since 1998. ALGC members originally delivered hand-painted and decorated caps to the patients, but began including sports-related caps last year after a young patient requested a NASCAR race cap.

"Most racing fans recognize the Daytona 500 as the beginning of the racing season," remarks Mr. Cassis. "This week is such an exciting time in our industry and we wanted to share that excitement with the patients at Cincinnati Children's on behalf of the ALGC."

Kentucky Speedway will be a regular contributor to "Caps For Kids." Visiting drivers, race team and Kentucky Speedway representatives will visit Cincinnati Children's during each racing events held at the speedway this year. Fans can call 888-652-RACE (7223) or visit www.kentuckyspeedway.com for 2002 schedule, ticket and event information.

"Race car fans all over the medical center are enthusiastic about this year's race season and this donation provides an outlet for patients to enjoy the season," states Sharon McLeod, director of Child Life at Cincinnati Children's.

Cincinnati Children's is a 426-bed pediatric medical center, recognized throughout the world for its clinical care, research and education. Scientists at Cincinnati Children's have developed such life-saving research discoveries as the Sabin oral polio vaccine and a surfactant preparation that has saved the lives of many thousands of premature newborns. In its most recent fiscal year, the medical center provided innovative medical and surgical care to patients from 32 nations.

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