Racing for Kids, IndyCar, Milwaukee IndyFest: Will sponsor a fun fair at the YMCA at Pabst Farms for individuals from special programs

CONTACT: Kathleen Conway

Racing For Kids

(313) 882-3403

EMAIL: [email protected]

Heather Burkle

YMCA at Pabst Farms

(262) 567-7251, ext. 142

EMAIL: [email protected]

RACING FOR KIDS is the Official Charity of the ABC Supply Wisconsin 250

Racing For Kids and IndyCar will sponsor an exciting line-up of special events for Milwaukee IndyFest weekend. Racing For Kids is the official charity of IndyFest.

Kicking off the weekend will be a Fun Fair on Friday, July 10, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the YMCA at Pabst Farms for participants in their Special Programs. The young members will be treated to an afternoon of IndyCar related activities with special appearances by IndyCar and Indy Lights drivers including Gabby Chaves, 2015 Indy 500 Rookie of the Year, four-time IndyCar Series race winner Simon Pagenaud and Indy Lights drivers Spencer Pigot, Shelby Blackstock, Ethan Ringel and Juan Piedrahita.

Highlight of the day will be a softball game with the kids and the IndyCar drivers on the YMCA’s Miracle Field.

The Milwaukee IndyFest showcar will also be on display giving children an opportunity to see, sit in and have their photos taken in a real IndyCar. Additional Fun Fair offerings will include the Firestone Firehawk, face painting, music, picnic fare from Kwik Trip and a keepsake bag with Racing For Kids, IndyCar and Milwaukee IndyFest souvenirs. Additional sponsors for the event include BMO Harris Bank, Pabst Farms, Verizon IndyCar Series, Kwik Trip and Andretti Sports Marketing.

Other race weekend events include bringing children from the YMCA Special Programs to the Milwaukee Mile on Saturday to be treated to a special VIP track experience, featuring IndyCar Champion Ryan Hunter-Reay. The outing is hosted by Racing For Kids, Andretti Sports Marketing and ABC Supply Co., Inc.

What: Racing For Kids – YMCA at Pabst Farms Fun Fair

Sponsored by IndyCar, BMO Harris Bank, Kwik Trip and Milwaukee IndyFest presented by The Metro Milwaukee Honda Dealers.

When: 1 – 3 p.m., Friday, July 10, 2015

Where: The YMCA at Pabst Farms
1750 Valley Road
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin 53066

Who: Gabby Chaves, Verizon IndyCar Series Racer
Simon Pagenaud, Verizon IndyCar Series Racer
Spencer Pigot, Indy Lights Racer
Shelby Blackstock, Indy Lights Racer
Ethan Ringel, Indy Lights Racer
Juan Piedrahita, Indy Lights Racer
J. Patrick Wright, Executive Director of Racing For Kids
Mike Miller, Acting Mayor of Oconomowoc
Oconomowoc City Officials
Children from the YMCA Special Programs

Racing For Kids

Founded in 1989 Racing For Kids is a Detroit-based national charity that uses the popularity of motorsports to focus public awareness and funding on the health care needs of children. Racing For Kids celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2014 and has visited more than 28,000 children in more than 550 children’s hospitals in the United States, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Japan and Australia. It has raised more than $6 million for the hospitals visited and other children’s health institutions. Major sponsors of Racing For Kids include Humana, Inc., TranSystems, Bridgestone Firestone Trust Fund, Meridian Health Plan of Michigan, Douglas E. Fregin and Benson Ford, Jr. and Toyota Motorsports. The Grand Prix Foundation of Long Beach has also made Racing For Kids a major charity of The Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.

YMCA at Pabst Farms

The YMCA at Pabst Farms Special Programs purpose is to assist all participants in their development of social skills, physical activity, and self-confidence. The YMCA at Pabst Farms believes all people have the right to take an active role in the YMCA community through participation.

BMO Harris Bank

BMO Harris Bank provides a broad range of personal banking products and solutions through more than 600 branches and approximately 1,300 ATMs in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, Arizona and Florida. BMO Harris Bank’s commercial banking team provides a combination of sector expertise, local knowledge and mid-market focus throughout the U.S. For more information about BMO Harris Bank, go to the company fact sheet. Banking products and services are provided by BMO Harris Bank N.A. and are subject to bank or credit approval. BMO Harris Bank® is a trade name used by BMO Harris Bank N.A. Member FDIC. BMO Harris Bank is part of BMO Financial Group, a North American financial organization with approximately 1,600 branches, and CDN $633 billion in assets (as of April 30, 2015).