News Release

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Contact: Joy Vann, (757) 668-8566, Joy.Vann@chkd.org

CHKD Mini Grand Prix: May 3 at Langley Speedway

HAMPTON ROADS, VA –The CHKD Mini Grand Prix, sponsored by Pepsi with the support of Wal-Mart, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 3, at the Langley Speedway in Hampton. Eighteen Grand Prix racing-styled mini Nascars sponsored by local businesses will go full throttle around a special racecourse set up in the middle of the speedway. The event is free and open to the public.

 

The Mini Grand Prix has the feel of big-time racing with pace cars, team uniforms, customized racecars and a pit row. A variety of food and refreshments will be available and there also be children’s games and face painting. All proceeds from the race sponsorships, entry fees and concessions will benefit CHKD. For more information, call CHKD community relations at 668-7070.

Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters is the only facility of its kind in Virginia, serving the medical and surgical needs of children throughout greater Hampton Roads, the Eastern Shore of Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. The not-for-profit hospital was founded in 1961 and last year handled approximately 6,200 inpatient admissions and 195,000 outpatient specialty, surgical and emergency room visits, addressing routine and complex illnesses, injuries and chronic conditions. The CHKD Health System operates primary care pediatric practices, surgical practices, multi-service Health Centers and satellite offices throughout its service region. The organization also includes a child care center, health education initiatives and a multitude of avenues through which our very generous community provides philanthropic support, including numerous Thrift Store locations.