CONCORD, N.C. (September 24, 2008) – In honor of his charity of choice, Shriners Hospitals for Children, David Ragan is going to wear a specially designed helmet this weekend in Kansas. The helmet portrays the children the Shriners have been able to assist at their 22 hospitals with high-quality medical care at no charge.
Ragan will wear the helmet for the Sprint Cup race this Sunday in Kansas, and then again in the 2008 season finale for the ARCA RE/MAX Series at Toledo Speedway on Oct. 12. In that race, he will also drive a race car with a special Shriners Hospitals for Children paint scheme.
Ragan will autograph the helmet which will be auctioned off to benefit the Shriners Hospitals following the Oct. 12 race. Information on how to place a bid on the helmet will be posted on Ragan’s website, www.davidragan.com, and the Shriners Hospitals website, www.shrinershq.org.
“I couldn’t think of a better way to tell the world about this amazing organization than to display their name on my helmet and car,” said Ragan. “Kansas is a great track; we should run well there and get a good finish for AAA and the Shriners.”
Shriners Hospitals for Children is a one-of-a-kind international health care system of 22 hospitals dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing pediatric specialty care, innovative research and outstanding teaching programs. Children up to the age of 18 with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries and cleft lip and palate are eligible for admission and receive all care in a family-centered environment – at no charge – regardless of financial need.
About Roush Fenway Racing
Roush Fenway Racing operates 13 full-time motorsports teams, five in NASCAR Sprint Cup with drivers Matt Kenseth, Jamie McMurray, Greg Biffle, Carl Edwards and David Ragan; four in the Nationwide Series with Kenseth, Biffle, Edwards, McMurray, Ragan, Erik Darnell and Colin Braun; three in the Craftsman Truck Series with Darnell, Braun, Travis Kvapil, Bobby East and John Wes Townley; and one in the ARCA RE/MAX Series with Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.