McGeorge Toyota Supports Family Friendly Race to Benefit Children’s Hospital

dennyhamlinRichmondmom.com readers – get ready for for an unbelievable race!

The Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown to benefit the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU is April 25, 2013 right here at Richmond International Raceway.

When it comes to supporting local projects that make a difference in the Richmond community, McGeorgeToyota typically doesn’t spin its wheels.

The local dealership is hoping to drive a large turnout for this year’s sixth annual Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown, which will benefit the Denny Hamlin Cystic Fibrosis Research Lab at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU. The race, which is only 70 laps and typically features a dozen NASCAR drivers and celebrities battling on Hamlin’s hometown track with some of the best local Late Model Stock Car drivers, is set to take the green flag on Thursday, April 25, 2013.

The event at Richmond International Raceway has a family-friendly focus, as kids 12 and under are admitted free with a ticketed adult. Tickets, which also include the Blue Ox 100 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race, are only $15 for loyal McGeorge Toyota customers. Tickets can be purchased in advance at McGeorge Toyota Scion or at the parts counter at the McGeorge Certified Sales Center.

“It’s terrific to be involved in the Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown at RIR, which benefits the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, and is a lot of fun for every single member of the family, regardless of age,” said McGeorge Toyota’s General Manager, Bob Farlow. “These days there are not that many sports events that offer excitement for both adults and children, giving them memories they’ll have for a lifetime.”

Plenty of Prizes

For this year’s event, 11 lucky fans and their guests will watch the race from the comfort of the McGeorge Family Fun Night Suite, where they’ll get to meet and take photos with Denny Hamlin and other NASCAR drivers.

chorlogoWinners will also receive free food and non-alcoholic beverages during the race, be visited by Flying Squirrels’ mascot Nutzy and Kings Dominion’s Snoopy and friends, and have a chance to win other prizes throughout the race. One of the lucky winners will also be selected to wave the green flag for the start of the Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown, serving as the events Honorary Starter.

Every fan that purchases a ticket for the Thursday night festivities at Richmond International Raceway is automatically entered to win the McGeorge Family Fun Night Suite package.  Customers can also register to win the package by filling out a form atMcGeorge Toyota, 9319 W. Broad Street, or at RIR.  For more information on the Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown, McGeorgeToyota Family Fun Night Suite or how to get your tickets to the charity race at Richmond International Raceway, visit McGeorgeToyota.com.

Thanks McGeorge Toyota!

In addition to being a major sponsor of the Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown, Farlow and Rod McGeorge, president ofMcGeorge Toyota, will make a special donation of $30,000 to the Denny Hamlin Foundation on behalf of McGeorge Toyota. The donation will go to support the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU via the Denny Hamlin Foundation, which is committed to raising awareness and funds for the specific needs of children with cystic fibrosis.

In 2012, the Denny Hamlin Foundation committed to a 3-year grant totaling $150,000 for the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU. The foundation partners with organizations that focus on cystic fibrosis research, treatment advances, and overall quality of life care.

Once you’re at the track, be sure to stop by the McGeorge Toyota display in the fan zone before the start of the Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown!

Thanks to everyone for making this event a success so that we can continue to support the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU. A special thanks to McGeorge’s for their generosity in supporting the Children’s Hospital too!

McGeorge Toyota rocks!