PPIR Events to Benefit Children's Hospital

A personal note from Jeff Wolf, Pikes Peak International Raceway Media Relations Director DO SOMETHING FOR THE REAL HEROES ... THE KIDS CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL GRAND PRIX IS BIGGER THAN ANY RACE FOUNTAIN, Colo. - Much of the intrigue with ...

A personal note from Jeff Wolf, Pikes Peak International Raceway Media Relations Director

DO SOMETHING FOR THE REAL HEROES ... THE KIDS CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL GRAND PRIX IS BIGGER THAN ANY RACE

FOUNTAIN, Colo. - Much of the intrigue with professional racing for many of us is the bravery of the drivers who push their machines to high speeds with concrete walls just inches away. When a racer returns to the track after a race-related injury his return is often heralded with headlines.

But it will be obvious to all media members and celebrities who team with young patients from the Children's Hospital Cancer Center at next week's Media Challenge Remote Control Race in Denver who the REAL heroes are during race week.

It's these kids! Young people forced by illness to mature far more quickly than should be allowed.

These are the real stars of next weekend's Grand Prix at Pikes Peak International Raceway.

These are the kids you can help by participating in Thursday's Media Challenge Remote Control Car Race or any of the other fund-raising events held in conjunction with the Children's Hospital Grand Prix.

We're in the middle of football season, and there is a great home-run race going on but those athletes can learn from the commitment, dedication and guts displayed every day by the Grand Prix Kids.

And if you ask any racer or athlete who they admire ... you can bet if they've ever met a Grand Prix Kid they'd pick one of these youngsters.

So please, get involved. It's not too late. Here are some events you can support with your ink, air time, participation or donations ...

Media Challenge Remote Control Races: 10 a.m. Thursday, The Children's Hospital (circular driveway), call Kelli at (303) 584-9191.

Wine Tasting: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Normandy French Restaurant, $20 per person, call Sheila Carey (303) 831-7788.

Checkered Flag Ball: 6:30 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 26), Pikes Peak Club at PPIR; gourmet dinner, dancing, silent and live auctions, interactive entertainment; special guests Bobby Unser and former Tour de France winner and current racer Greg LeMond; $50 per person, call Bob Serotta (303) 773-3399.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL JEFF WOLF 719-382-4303

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