2014 Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Night at Berlin Raceway Recap

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Super Heroes Invade Berlin Raceway

Nothing short of SUPER

Saturday nights seem to come and go in a blur this time of year. This past Saturday was no exception. Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Night at the Berlin Raceway was, in a word, SUPER! Even the rain drops and the cancellation of the autograph session could not dampen the evening.

This was a night that belonged to the kids with activities on and off the track. The talented and beautiful Cassidy Grooms (an HDVCH patient) performed the National Anthem, others took trips around the race track in the pace car, waived the green flag, hollered out the command and just enjoyed time with their families. More than 400 patients, families and staff were in attendance, we hope you enjoyed your visit and that we will see each of you again soon.

The Super Heroes descended onto the concourse as the crowd began to arrive. Superman, Bat Girl and their Super Hero friends spent time visiting with kids of all ages. We were asked by many if the heroes were a “high dollar” traveling team that did this for a living. No! These heroes were 7 volunteers that truly enjoyed every moment and we truly enjoyed having them a part of our team. Mark it down … the SUPER HEROES will return …

Hudsonville Senior and HDVCH patient, Cassidy Grooms, delivers flawless Nation Anthem performance.
Hudsonville Senior and HDVCH patient, Cassidy Grooms, delivers flawless Nation Anthem performance.

In addition, RA volunteers were on hand with a 50/50 raffle while others worked the information table, while selling out the RA Team apparel and Super Hands. Sometimes we get asked how much HDVCH gives RA to have their name on the side of the RA cars. The answer is nothing. HDVCH is charity partner, everything RA.com raises is donated at the end of each year. To date, RacingAwareness.com has donated over $150,000. To everyone that supports

RacingAwareness.com, Thank you!

There is so much that goes on behind the scenes, from coordination efforts, volunteers, ticket distribution, working with the hospital and families and so much more. Nothing would be possible without our great group of volunteers and our race teams that pour so much into so much more than just racing. To all of you, thank you! A special Thank You to the entire staff of the Berlin Raceway; five years of partnership that gets better with each year!

The sales of Super Hands topped 600 by the end of Saturday night. Perhaps the most amazing moment was watching so many of the fans running down after the races were over to find their hand on the 97L Modified. Thank you to everyone the purchased a Super Hand.

Drivers, Start Your Engines!
Drivers, Start Your Engines!

If only we could slow things down or go back, to relive … this would be a day at the top of the list. With that, RA returns to racing for the rest of the summer and RacingAwareness.com turns its charity focus to the 5th Annual RacingAwareness.com Charity Golf Outing. The outing this year is Monday September 15 and registration is open for foresomes. as well as sponsorship opportunities. Leave a message here or email at racingawareness97@gmail.com with outing inquiries.

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