Rusty Wallace to Play In RacingAwareness.com Charity Golf Outing Powered by Consumers Credit Union
Grand Rapids, MI (July 14, 2015) – NASCAR Hall Of Fame Inductee, Rusty Wallace, announced today his participation in the 6th annual, RacingAwareness.com Charity Golf Outing Powered by Consumers Credit Union. Wallace will be playing in the golf outing along with involvement in a number of activities surrounding the event, scheduled for September 14th at Thousand Oaks Golf Course.
“I’m really excited about getting back up to Grand Rapids and being a part of this event”, Wallace said. “I appreciate what RacingAwareness.com is doing for the hospital and want to support their effort. I’m looking forward to getting on the course and playing golf with everyone participating.”
“Rusty represents all of the qualities that we believe define RacingAwareness.com”, says RacingAwareness.com co-founder Jeff Striegle. “He is driven by success. He is passionate and committed in all of his ventures. Most of all he is a great guy and lot of fun to be around. We are truly honored to have him join us.”
The annual RacingAwareness.com Charity Golf Outing Powered by Consumers Credit Union is the marquee fundraising event held by RacingAwareness.com; a 501 c3 nonprofit charity supporting Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. “Being a part of the NASCAR Foundation, I am looking forward to partnering with the volunteers of RacingAwareness.com and their effort towards supporting their local children’s hospital”, Wallace stated. “The Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital is one of the top children’s hospital in the country and I really feel like I need to get there and see the kids, meet the staff and enjoy a visit with as many people as I can while I’m in town.”
The golf outing has been a complete sellout the previous five years and the same is expected again this year with only a handful of spots still available. The outing offers participants 18 holes of golf at one of Michigan’s premier golf courses, lunch, dinner, prizes and both a silent and live auction. With proceeds from this year’s event, RacingAwareness.com will exceed a quater of million dollars raised, in five and half years, suppoting Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.
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About Rusty Wallace
For over 30 years, Wallace has captivated racing fans not only with his hard-nosed and aggressive approach to racing, but also with a personality and charisma that are unmatched in the sport.
Wallace, a former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion and 55-time race winner, will go into history as one of America’s greatest racing drivers. At the time of his retirement in 2005, Wallace ranked as one of the top-five money winners in NASCAR history, with nearly $50 million in career earnings. His 55 career victories are eighth-best all-time. For sixteen straight seasons, Wallace won at least one race in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series, making the third longest such streak in NASCAR history.
Wallace’s accomplishments both on and off the track have been widely recognized. He is a member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, the International Motorsports Hall of Fame and the National Motorsports Press Association (NMPA) Hall of Fame, making him one of the only 20 individuals to have completed the “triple crown” of America’s auto racing Halls of Fame. Additionally, he was the 2005 recipient of the NMPA Myers Brothers Award for outstanding lifetime contributions in the sport of stock car racing and is a two-time NMPA Driver of the Year.
Wallace remains active in racing today in a variety of ways, as owner of Rusty Wallace Racing and recently competed in the X Games in the Off-Road Truck Racing event. Wallace worked as an analyst for NASCAR on ESPN and is now the color commentator for MRN radio (the Motor Racing Network).
In addition to his business interests, Wallace is a board member for the NASCAR Foundation – one of racing’s foremost charity initiatives. As a part of the role, he oversees the foundation’s development committee, raising funds for the foundation’s mission of helping children live, learn and play.
About Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital
Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, located in Grand Rapids, Michigan was created in 1993 to fill a critical gap in West Michigan health care—the need for a hospital devoted to infants, children and adolescents. Today, we are a regional referral center dedicated to improving the health and lives of children and families.
Our clinical teams of pediatric specialists, dedicated nurses and caring support staff members also include the pediatricians of tomorrow—medical students and residents in our physician training program.
To our communities and our region, we are a vital resource, providing exceptional care to every child who comes to us, regardless of ability to pay.
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