Terry Cook visits children''s hospital

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI (April 28, 2000) - For most NASCAR fans, the best part of racing is attending an event. Not everyone has that luxury, however, especially the more than 200 youngsters at St. Louis Children's Hospital (BJH). NASCAR ...

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI (April 28, 2000) - For most NASCAR fans, the best part of racing is attending an event. Not everyone has that luxury, however, especially the more than 200 youngsters at St. Louis Children's Hospital (BJH). NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series driver Terry Cook hopes he can change that somewhat by taking the races to the children when he visits the hospital on Friday, May 5. "I had the opportunity to visit a Children's Hospital in the fall of 1998 when I was in California for the Sears Point race," said Cook, driver of the #88 PickupTruck.com/ Transmission Technologies Corporation (TTC) Craftsman Truck Series Chevy. "It was nice to go around and visit with all of the children. Seeing smiles on their faces was definitely rewarding." Cook will spend at least two hours at the hospital signing autographs and posing for pictures with the young patients. Transmission Technologies Corporation and ESPN will also be there to hand out gifts to the children in hopes of making their day a little brighter. "When we visited the hospital in California, we only had hero cards to give out," Cook stated. "Thanks to TTC and a few others, we will have many gifts for the children this time. We'll be giving out hats, yo-yo's, decals, hero cards, lots of fun stuff that will hopefully make their time in the hospital a little more enjoyable." "As a society, we tend to get caught up in day-to-day activities and may not realize there are children out there who need help," stated Lee Davis, Vice-President and General Manager of TTC. " Even the smallest act of goodwill can brighten a child's day and bring smiles to their faces. We hope by being part of this event, TTC will make life a little brighter for these children," Cook's visit will be part of his SealMaster Racing team's participation in the May 7 NCTS Ram Tough 200 at Gateway International Raceway located just outside St. Louis. According to the Sylvania, OH native, the hospital visit will be time well spent. "It's pretty humbling to give back to our younger NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series fans, especially those like the kids at St. Louis Children's Hospital," said Cook. "It keeps everything in perspective. What is a 'bad day' to us may seem like a 'good day' for these children. Brightening their day is important to us."

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Terry Cook , Lee Davis