DREYER & REINBOLD RACING CONTINUES SUPPORT FOR RACING FOR KIDS Indianapolis, IN (November 18, 2009)- With the 2010 season right around the corner Dreyer & Reinbold Racing not only continues their longtime support of Racing for KidsÂ®, but will...
DREYER & REINBOLD RACING CONTINUES SUPPORT FOR RACING FOR KIDS
Indianapolis, IN (November 18, 2009)- With the 2010 season right around the corner Dreyer & Reinbold Racing not only continues their longtime support of Racing for Kids®, but will also take this opportunity to reflect on their relationship with the organization. Not only did the team celebrate 200 race starts at the season opener in St. Petersburg, Florida this year, but they also commemorated Racing For Kids® 20th Anniversary as well as their 10 year affiliation with the organization. DRR Team co-owner Robbie Buhl has served as Racing For Kids national spokesman since its inception in 1989.
"Dreyer & Reinbold Racing and its drivers have been valued partners with Racing For Kids® since 2000. With Robbie as our national spokesperson and Dennis hosting an annual Indy 500 weekend fundraiser, we have been able to put smiles on the faces of many sick children and further our reach, especially in Indianapolis.
As we celebrate our 20th Anniversary, Racing For Kids® is very thankful for the support of partners like DRR, who have been instrumental in making our mission -- "Helping Sick Children Get Better Faster" -- take hold in the racing community, " said J. Patrick Wright, Executive Director, Racing For Kids.
Founded in Detroit in 1989, Racing for Kids® is designed to use the increasing popularity of motorsports to focus public attention and funding on the health care needs of children. Racing for Kids® representatives have visited more than 20,000 young patients in nearly 400 hospitals in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Japan, and Australia. In addition, nearly $5 million has been raised through donations and specific fund raising events for children"s hospitals and child health institutions and causes across the country.
The hospital visits are the heart of the program and as they continue to show their support for the program, DRR drivers Mike Conway and Milka Duno, along with a host of IndyCar and Firestone Indy Lights Series drivers, have actively participated in the Racing For Kids® drivers visits at Children"s Hospitals where they raced this season.
"Racing For Kids® is very near and dear to my heart. It is an honor to be a part of the organization and to help them celebrate 20 years. It's extremely rewarding to visit these children and leave knowing you have brightened their day and Dreyer & Reinbold Racing is happy to be involved. We look forward to continuing our support of Racing For Kids and to visit new race markets next year," commented Robbie Buhl, co-owner of Dreyer & Reinbold Racing.
This year Duno and Conway visited seven hospitals in Iowa, Kansas, Edmonton, Texas, Ohio, California and Kentucky. The duo had the opportunity to spend time with each sick child, answering questions about their sport, posing for pictures and signing autographs.
In an effort to generate support, Racing For Kids has an annual fundraiser that Dreyer & Reinbold Racing takes part in. Most recently pilot of the #24 DRR machine, Conway, had the chance to visit the Racing for Kids headquarters in Detroit, Michigan and participate in Racing For Kids to the Hill. The organization teamed up with The Hill Association, a group of merchants and businesses located on Kercheval Avenue in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan who helped sponsor Racing For Kids to the Hill. The event had two components as they closed the main street Kercheval which featured dream cars, the DRR #24 car and transporter as well as simulated pit stops done by the No.24 crew. In the evening there was a cocktail reception at the Northern Trust Building featuring gourmet hors d"oeuvres from the restaurants on the Hill as well as jazz entertainment.
As the holiday season closely approaches, Dreyer & Reinbold Racing will continue to ramp up their efforts to support Racing For Kids. For more information on the team or the charity please visit www.dreyerreinboldracing.com or www.racingforkids.org.