Arthritis Foundation Encourages Youth to Engage Their Creativity for Juvenile Arthritis
Arthritis Foundation Upper Midwest Region and Peck Motorsports partner to Drive Towards the Cure
Over 300,000 children in the United States, including over 6,000 in Wisconsin, live with juvenile arthritis (JA). I an effort to heighten awareness of Juvenile Arthritis to youth and parents who are unaware of the condition and celebrate the successes of those kids living with JA, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Todd Peck and the Arthritis Foundation Upper Midwest Region are excited to announce the Driving Towards the Cure design contest.
Youth throughout Southeast Wisconsin are invited to enter creative designs for two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series opportunities. Children, grades 1st through 8th, are eligible to design a custom patch for Todd Peck’s racing suit. This patch will be worn throughout the 2014 races and the child will also receive a duplicate of their patch design.
Young adults, grades 9th through 12th, are eligible to design a custom racing helmet for Peck, also to be worn in the 2014 NASCAR season. The winning helmet designer will receive the helmet they designed at the conclusion of the race season. In addition, a duplicate helmet will be produced and used to raise funds for the Arthritis Foundation in 2014. Each entry must be designed to include the phrase, “Kids have arthritis too.”
The winners will be announced at the Jingle Bell Run Walk for Arthritis on November 3rd, 2013. Todd Peck and his team will make a guest appearance at the race and meet the winners of the contest. The top 50 designs will also be featured at the event.
“This was something we thought up to help get the kids more involved in our race program,” says Peck. “We need to continue to celebrate their accomplishments as they live with JA. This will hopefully prove that they continue to do great things. We’re looking forward to seeing the designs that come in.”
Driving Toward a Cure Luncheon
Join us for an inspiring luncheon with NASCAR champion Todd Peck
November 4, 2013
11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
The Pfister Hotel
11:30 a.m. - Pit Row Networking
12:00 p.m. - Welcome
12:15 p.m. - Programs
12:45 p.m. - Dessert Dash Auction
1:30 p.m. - Closing
Individual Tickets $60
Corporate Tables $600