WELCOME, N.C. (June 1, 2011) - Representatives from Sunnen Products Company and the International Motorsports Industry Show presented Richard Childress with a check for the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma during the Charlotte race activities.
Proceeds from the Sunnen/IMIS Rev It Up Raffle at the December 1-3, 2010, IMIS show in Indianapolis benefitted the Childress Institute and Victory Junction Camp. The donation totaled $10,400 and was split by the charities, culminating in a check presentation of $5,200 for each charity.
"The Childress Institute is proud to receive such a generous donation from Sunnen and IMIS," said Richard Childress, president and CEO of Richard Childress Racing, co-founder and chairman of the board of CIPT. "We value all of our partnerships in the motorsports industry and appreciate the opportunity to share our message that serious injury is the number one killer of kids in America. This contribution will help save children's lives."
"It was an honor for all of us at IMIS to be part of the inaugural Rev It Up Raffle" said Chris Paulsen co-founder of IMIS. "There couldn't be a more deserving charity than the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma. We hope this donation will further the Childress commitment of making a difference in the lives of children."
ECR Engines built and donated a UMP Modified engine that served as the raffle item for the event on the last day of the show. The materials and parts needed to build the engine were donated by ECR's technical partners and suppliers. ECR also sent a letter to all attendees explaining the charitable aspect and asking for support at the show.
"We were honored to be asked by the organizers of IMIS to help with the charity raffle," said Richie Gilmore, chief operating officer of ECR Engines. "The proceeds from the raffle benefitted two charities that are near and dear to the hearts of many of us in the racing community. Both of these charities do outstanding work to benefit children in need, and are worthy beneficiaries of the dollars raised during the show."