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NASCAR Champions to Speak at Event

May 06, 2014
Lebanon, NH

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Six-time defending NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion, Jimmie Johnson, and 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series champion, Austin Dillon, will make an appearance at the Speedway Children’s Charities “Champions Breakfast” on the morning of Friday, July 11 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

The event, which will run from 8-10 a.m. in the hospitality area behind the main grandstands, will take place during the July NASCAR weekend, which will feature four races over the weekend. Scheduled races include the NASCAR Modified All-Star Shootout and NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Granite State 100 on July 11; the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour New Hampshire 100 and NASCAR Nationwide Series

New England 200 on July 12; and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Camping World RV Sales 301 on July 13.

The “Champions Breakfast” will have a full breakfast and a silent auction, with all proceeds directly benefitting the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD) and David’s House, a home away from home and a critical resource for families of children being treated at CHaD.

“We are so excited and grateful to Jimmie Johnson and Austin Dillon for joining us at the ‘Champions Breakfast’ in July,” said Cheryl LaPrade, director of the New Hampshire Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities. “Not only are they NASCAR Champions, but they are champions to all of the children in need that this breakfast will benefit.” Both drivers are entertaining personalities and each will provide perspective on the weekend to come at NHMS.

Johnson has won three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at New Hampshire and is looking to join Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt as the only drivers to ever win seven championships. Dillon, who is driving the No. 3, which was made famous by Earnhardt, has six top-fives and a best finish of second in eight NASCAR Nationwide Series starts raced at the Magic Mile. Dillon is going for Rookie of the Year in the Sprint Cup series.

Here’s your chance to get close to two NASCAR champions in the same event while helping children in need across New England. Tickets are $40 each and are available online at newhampshire.speedwaycharities.org or www.racing2victory.org or call 603-653-3487.

About CHaD

As New Hampshire's full service, comprehensive children's hospital, the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth‐Hitchcock (CHaD) is committed to providing outstanding compassionate care for children and their families. Their physician expertise provides primary, specialty, and tertiary care to the children of New Hampshire, Vermont, and beyond, as northern New England’s children’s hospital. CHaD offers both inpatient (hospital care) and outpatient (same day care) services at Dartmouth‐Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. Outpatient and same day surgery services are available at Dartmouth‐Hitchcock Manchester, as well as outpatient pediatric specialties at Wentworth‐Douglass Hospital, Dover. Primary care is available at Dartmouth‐Hitchcock facilities in Bedford, Concord, Keene, Lebanon, Manchester, Nashua, New London, and Plymouth.

For more information about CHaD, please visit www.chadkids.org or contact us at (603) 650‐KIDS or chad.community.relations@hitchcock.org.

About David’s House

David's House provides a home-away-from-home and support for families with children receiving treatment through Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. David’s House offers accommodations for up to twenty families per night, complete with play areas for patients and siblings, a fully equipped kitchen stocked with food, and friendly volunteers to greet folks after a long day at the hospital.

David’s House was named for a special little boy, David Cyr. In 1984, when David was five, he lost a long struggle against leukemia. All through his illness, David remained an outgoing and happy child. During his stays at the Medical Center, he befriended many other young patients whom he longed to invite to his house in nearby Hartland, Vermont. Since 1986, David’s magical yellow house has served over 12,000 families.

Learn more at www.davids-house.org.

About Speedway Children’s Charities

Founded by Bruton Smith in 1982, Speedway Children’s Charities (SCC) is a national, non-profit 501c3 organization that provides funding for hundreds of nonprofit organizations which meet the direct needs of children. Since late 2009, the New Hampshire Chapter of SCC has been helping children in need across New England. SCC’s vision is that every child have the same opportunities no matter what obstacles they face.

SCC has grown from its original chapter in Charlotte, North Carolina to a total of eight chapters across the United States, becoming the most recognized children’s charity in motorsports.

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