SBRS: Barber Dodge Drivers Entertain Childrens Groups

Groups of children from the Detroit Children's Hospital and the Detroit Police Athletic League stopped by the Barber Dodge Pro Series paddock for autographed posters and an up close look at the Barber Dodge Reynards. The kids spent the first...

Groups of children from the Detroit Children's Hospital and the Detroit Police Athletic League stopped by the Barber Dodge Pro Series paddock for autographed posters and an up close look at the Barber Dodge Reynards.

The kids spent the first day of the Tenneco Grand Prix of Detroit touring the various paddocks and taking in a day of racing. First in were the kids from the Detroit Children's Hospital who were brought courtesy of the Racing For Kids program. Many of the Barber Dodge drivers were on hand to sign posters for the kids, who also got a chance to get an up close look at the carbon-fiber Barber Dodge Reynard racecars.

Racing for Kids is a charity group that raises awareness of Children's Hospitals all across the country. 1989 Barber Pro Series champion Robbie Buhl is one of the founding members of the organization. Additionally, most of the Barber Dodge drivers participate in the Racing for Kids points program. Those drivers all adorn their cars with the Racing for Kids emblem as well as attend hospital visits throughout the year as part of the program to bring attention to these hospitals and the work they do.

Taking a day off from school, the Police Athletic League brought 20 children from a metro Detroit elementary School as part of a benefit program sponsored by DaimlerChrysler. The kids had the opportunity to have a question and answer session with Barber Dodge driver Marc Breuers. Afterwards each had their photo taken in the cockpit of one of the Barber Dodge racers, and were then joined by several other Barber Dodge drivers for more autographed posters.

-George Tamayo

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Series Other open wheel
Drivers Marc Breuers