Take a historic lap around The Milwaukee Mile in a Harry Miller Club Vintage Indy Car on Saturday, July 11 at Milwaukee IndyFest
Milwaukee (June 23, 2015) – Fans have an opportunity to ride around the historic Milwaukee Mile in a Harry Miller Club Vintage Indy Car with all proceeds benefiting the charity, 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. Every year, IndyCar drivers travel to children’s hospitals around the country creating memories that will last a lifetime.
“What a great opportunity!” Says Pat Wright, executive director of Racing For Kids. “You get an exciting ride around the historic Milwaukee Mile in a vintage Indy Car and help sick kids in the process. It doesn’t get any better than that.”
“Getting involved with Racing For Kids was an easy decision for us,” says Dana Mecum, president of the Harry Miller Club. “There is no opportunity in sports where you can experience the thrill and history quite like auto racing, and to have the proceeds benefit Racing For Kids makes it even more special.”
“Milwaukee IndyFest has been an active partner with Racing For Kids for almost five years and every year we look for new and exciting ways to incorporate them into the fabric of Milwaukee IndyFest,” says Kevin Healy, managing director of Andretti Sports Marketing. “Thanks to the great people at the Harry Miller Club, we can give fans a nostalgic experience at The Milwaukee Mile that is not only a once in a lifetime opportunity, but also a great way to support kids and their families and the important work of Racing For Kids.”
These one-lap rides are available for purchase online by clicking here. There are 50 rides available from 6:15-6:30 p.m., 7:15-7:30 p.m. and 8:00-8:45 p.m. (CT). Purchase of charity ride includes a general admission ticket to Milwaukee IndyFest and a paddock pass. Rides will be scheduled on a first come-first served basis. Riders must be at least 16 years of age or older and will be required to wear pants and closed toe shoes. A helmet will be provided.
CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR CHARITY RIDE
About 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. The hospital visits form the heart of the program. Racing For Kids® drivers visit children in Children’s Hospitals wherever they race. They spend time with each sick youngster answering questions about their sport, posing for pictures, signing autographs and handing out the distinctive Racing For Kids® hats, coloring books and assorted memorabilia provide by our sponsors. Racing For Kids® representatives have visited with more than 25,000 young patients in nearly 500 hospitals in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Japan, and Australia. In addition, nearly $6 million has been raised through donations and specific fund raising events for children’s hospitals and child health institutions and causes across the country.
About the Harry Miller Club
David V. Uihlein, Sr., founder of the Harry Miller Club, sought to bring recognition to legendary automotive designer Harry Miller and his vast accomplishments, by sharing his great race car and engine designs with younger generations. Miller based cars and engines dominated championship competition in this country during the 1920’s, winning 38 Indianapolis 500 races!
About Milwaukee IndyFest
The Verizon IndyCar Series will return to the world-famous Milwaukee Mile July 11-12 for two days of high speed action at the world’s oldest operating motor speedway! This year, the Verizon IndyCar Series will pair with vintage racers from the Harry Miller Club, giving fans a view of IndyCar past and present on the historic one-mile oval. Infield activities for all ages will be available both days, with live entertainment in the Coors Light Music & Beer Garden, and driver autograph sessions and Q&A’s in the IndyCar Fan Village.