NHRA dream house fund raiser announced

NHRA Racers United to Help Dream House For Medically Fragile Children Dream House for Medically Fragile Children will be the benefactor of a special fund-raising event featuring National Hot Rod Association race car drivers and true American...

NHRA Racers United to Help Dream House For Medically Fragile Children

Dream House for Medically Fragile Children will be the benefactor of a special fund-raising event featuring National Hot Rod Association race car drivers and true American heroes on Saturday, April 27, at Chateau Elan Winery & Resort in Braselton, Ga.

The event  organizers are Roger Burgess and Mike Ashley, co-owners of Gotham
City Racing,  drivers and successful businessmen who recognize the impact
Dream House has in  providing for medically fragile children.
Racing fans will have an  opportunity to mix and mingle with NHRA drivers --
who will be competing at  Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, April 26-28 -- throughout
the evening.  Some of  the drivers who will be attending include Burgess and
Ashley, Melanie Troxel,  Gary Scelzi, Frank Hawley, Jack Beckman, Matt Smith,
Raymond Commosso and Danny  Rowe.

Dream House for Medically Fragile Children, Inc., has corporate offices in Snellville, Ga. It obtains all its resources from donations, grants and fund raising activities. Event tickets are $250 each. Anyone sponsoring a table of 10 ($2500) will sponsor a race car driver or Dream House representative and their guest. Ticket information is available at www.registereasy.org/burgess or call 1-678-248-3186.

"As race car owners and drivers, when we break a  part, we throw it away and
get a new one," said Burgess, co-founder of ProCare  Rx and resident of
Duluth, Ga.  "What if parents did that with their  children?  As sad as that sounds,
it is happening every day right here in  the U.S.A.  Unable or, in some cases
unwilling, to care for their child  because of complicated and costly medical
treatments, parents are throwing away  their children.

"We have to do something about that. Without help, these children become wards of the state and spend a great part or all of their life in the hospital or an adult-oriented nursing home.

"One woman,  Laura Moore, decided to dedicate her life to doing something
about that,"  Burgess continued.  "She established Dream House, a non-profit
organization  dedicated to finding foster parents, medical equipment and training
homes.  Giving money is easy, giving time is hard, and giving your life takes
an angel.  Laura Moore is an angel.  She needs our help so Dream House can
help these  kids find a loving, caring home."

-credit: gcr

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Series Charity , NHRA
Drivers Gary Scelzi , Jack Beckman , Melanie Troxel , Mike Ashley , Matthew Smith , Frank Hawley , Roger Burgess