David Stremme Partners with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for Memphis Race Memphis, TN (October 19, 2004) - David Stremme will run the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital logo on his TRIMSPA X32 Dodge in next weekend's Sam's Town...
David Stremme Partners with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for Memphis Race
Memphis, TN (October 19, 2004) - David Stremme will run the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital logo on his TRIMSPA X32 Dodge in next weekend's Sam's Town "He Dared to Rock" 250 Benefiting St. Jude at Memphis Motorsports Park. Stremme and his Braun Racing team will make a monetary donation per lap through a fundraiser run out of their race shop. Stremme will also make a visit to the hospital along with the SPEED Channel reality show "NBS 24/7" on the Friday before the race in an effort to raise awareness of the life saving mission of St. Jude.
"We cut all the sheetmetal off one of our cars down to pieces, I signed them, and then we sold it out of our shop as a fundraiser with our fans visiting our headquarters during the Charlotte race weekend," said Stremme. "It's not much, just a little something we could do to raise money and awareness for the difference St. Jude is making in the lives of these kids. We have an employee in our shop who is a cancer survivor and former patient from St. Jude, that's how we originally made the connection."
This is not the first time Stremme has taken time out to support and raise awareness for St. Jude, a worldwide leader in the research and treatment of childhood diseases and cancers. Earlier this year Stremme made a sizeable donation during the Charlotte 96.9 Kat Country St. Jude Radiothon, as well as volunteered to man phones for the event.
"I am really looking forward to our hospital visit on Friday," said Stremme. "I expect it will be a humbling experience for all of the drivers involved. St. Jude Children's Hospital gives cutting edge treatment for these children regardless of their ability to pay. It's a very positive cause to support. The TRIMSPA Team is just happy to help out in any way we can."
Stremme also hopes to further support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude through a top finish this weekend. Team TRIMSPA tested at Memphis Motorsports Park just two weeks ago in preparation for this weekend's Sam's Town 250. Stremme has a ninth-place finish last season at Memphis in his only Busch Series start there.
Team TRIMSPA will head to the Memphis Motorsports Park this weekend to compete in the Sam's Town 250 "He Dared to Rock" Benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital next Saturday, October 23rd. The event will be televised live at 3:30 p.m. eastern time on TNT and will broadcast nationally at that same time on radio stations affiliated with MRN and XM Satellite Radio Channel 144.