Rogers' Patients have Thrilling Experience at Racing for Kids and YMCA Fun Fair

Posted on 07/15/15 02:34:pm

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On July 10, several children from Rogers Memorial Hospital participated in the Racing for Kids and YMCA Fun Fair event held at Pabst Farms in Oconomowoc, WI. Children with behavioral or physical challenges from hospitals around the community were invited for the fun gathering. 

Racing for Kids is a national charity which uses the popularity of auto racing and the following their drivers have to raise awareness and generate funding for the health care needs of children and child health institutions. IndyCar Series drivers donate their time by visiting children’s hospitals in the cities where they race. For the Oconomowoc event, drivers made their way off the track of the Milwaukee Mile into southeastern Wisconsin’s lake country. 

The children from Rogers joined in an array of exciting activities with IndyCar Series drivers and mascots including: face painting, a baseball game, touring a fire truck, posing in an IndyCar and enjoying a delicious variety of snow cone flavors and other snacks. Children from Rogers showcased particular athletic ability and teamwork during the baseball game, even outperforming some of the drivers. The drivers posed for pictures with the kids and signed autographs, helping to give each child a memorable and personal experience.

Since the charity’s inception, Racing for Kids has visited more than 28,000 children in more than 550 hospitals in six countries.The Fun Fair at the YMCA at Pabst Farms highlights its belief that all people have the right to take an active role in the Y community. The event was a great opportunity to promote teamwork and understanding among those attending

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