With the 3rd annual Ricky's Race for Kids to benefit David's House happening next month, those responsible for the event, in honor of the late Ricky Miller, are hard at work preparing for the annual fundraiser.
A racing accident left Miller with a severe concussion which ultimately led to his passing in 2004, at the age of 34.
Miller's father, retired New England racing great, Donnie,“The Golden Jet” Miller, said, “ Losing a child is life's ultimate tragedy, but having this racing event each year, raising money for David's House, with 100% of the money raised going to such a worthwhile cause, puts a positive aspect on such a tragic event for our family.”
David's House, located in Lebanon, NH., 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.
Last year, the Miller family presented David's House a check for $10,012, and this year the family hopes to do the same, if not better.
This year's event will feature a spectacular raffle including ticket packages to New England Patriots, and Boston Red Sox games, and New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
The first prize will feature four 50 yard line seats to the Patriots vs. Indianapolis Colts game, November 21, at Foxboro, MA. The package will include VIP parking and pre-game party, a buffet, and an opportunity to meet Patriots cheerleaders. Second prize will be four box seats to a Red Sox vs. New York Yankees game at Fenway Park, Boston, MA., and third prize, four tickets to the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, NH., September 20.
Something new this year will be Ricky's Raffle for the Racers! First Prize - Set of 4 MRS Hoosier Tires donated by Hoosier Tire East, 2nd Prize - 55 Gallon Drum of Sunoco Race Fuel donated by Sunoco.
$1,000 cash drawing will be given away to some lucky fan by the Miller family on race day as part of the fundraiser.
On July 23, a pre-race party will be held at Gateway Motors, White River Junction, VT.,
including ticket giveaways, race cars and antique cars on display, and a live broadcast from 4-7 PM on radio station, KIXX-FM 100.5.
The special 112 lap race at Canaan marks the return of the Modified Racing Series, sponsored by Bob Valenti Auto Mall.com, to the Upper Valley speedway. The series last appeared there in 2007.
For additional information, log on to www.RickysRaceForKids.com .