Wagner Visits Special Race Fans at Columbus Children's Hospital COLUMBUS, Ohio (August 4, 2004) -- Although the racing action at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course will not get underway until later this week, Rx.com G&W Motorsports driver Cort Wagner...
Wagner Visits Special Race Fans at Columbus Children's Hospital
COLUMBUS, Ohio (August 4, 2004) -- Although the racing action at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course will not get underway until later this week, Rx.com G&W Motorsports driver Cort Wagner (Los Angeles, Calif.) traveled to Ohio early to pay a visit to some special race fans at Columbus Children's Hospital on Wednesday.
Wagner visited with several patients and their families, taking time to give away hero cards, sign autographs and have photos taken.
"Anytime you are able to bring a smile to a child, especially like those like I met today who are battling serious illness, it's worth every effort you can put into it," Wagner said. "I'm glad Rx.com and G&W Motorsports was able to come in early so we could make this appearance. It means so much, and it's something that should always be done."
Founded in 1892, Children's Hospital, Inc. has developed into one of the largest and most sophisticated health care centers in the country, having more than 300,000 patients visit annually. Children's delivers high quality, cost effective care to all children, from newborns through age 21, regardless of patients' ability to pay.
Children's provides a multitude of comprehensive programs integrated between inpatient and outpatient areas to enable a full continuum of patient care and educational programs. Some of the special services include emergency transport; liver, kidney and bone marrow transplantation; high frequency ventilation and ECMO; nationally recognized child abuse program; and the multidisciplinary Children's Hospice.
Additionally information on the hospital is available online at www.childrenscolumbus.org.
Wagner is in the Columbus area this week to compete in the EMCO Gears Mid-Ohio Road Classic at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. He will partner with Brent Martini (Laguna Beach, Calif.) in the Rx.com No. 81 BMW Doran Daytona Prototype for the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series race.
The Rx.com G&W Motorsports team will participate in pre-event testing at the track on Thursday, and official practice and qualifying will get underway on Friday. The green flag will fall on the EMCO Gears Mid-Ohio Road Racing Classic on Saturday at 5:30 p.m.
More information on the EMCO Gears Mid-Ohio Road Racing Classic is available online at www.grandamerican.com and www.midohio.com.
G&W Motorsports, based outside of Danville, Va., at Virginia International Raceway, is the most successful team in the Rolex Sports Car Series, capturing the inaugural GT championship in 2000, both the GT and GTS championships in 2001 and the SRP II championship in 2003. G&W Motorsports is the only team to compete in every Rolex Series race since the series' inception, accumulating 15 class wins and 45 podium finishes in class. For additional information on G&W Motorsports, visit www.gandwmotorsports.com.
More information on the Rolex Sports Car Series is available at www.grandamerican.com.