Charlotte, N.C. (October 13, 2011) – Each year the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation hosts a very special event to help raise funds for childhood cancer. This year was no exception.
[media-credit name=”JG Children Foundation” align=”alignright” width=”182″][/media-credit]ESPN personality Kenny Mayne emceed as 14 teams in eight different heats raced their way to beat four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon around the track at Victory Lane Karting. Just before team racing began, Kenny Mayne and Jeff Gordon squashed their untold rivalry by dueling it out on the go-kart track one last time.
While racing Gordon was the highlight for sponsors and spectators, it was not the only reason the event was a success. Proceeds raised directly benefit the research and access to treatment needs of children battling cancer. Each school day, 46 children will be diagnosed with cancer and one out of five children diagnosed will die. Research, clinical trials and access to better treatment are staples in bringing a cure to this devastating disease.
“Every year we host this exciting event to support the efforts of my foundation,” said Gordon. We have launched a few extraordinary initiatives this year and with the support of this year’s sponsors they are helping make our new initiatives a reality. I can’t thank them enough.”
Presenting sponsor Pacific Technical, Inc. continues their partnership with the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation because they share the vision of reaching the day when no child has to face the uncertainty of cancer.
About Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation
The mission of the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation is to support children battling cancer by funding treatment programs that increase survivorship and pediatric medical research dedicated to finding a cure.
In addition, the Foundation provides support to the Jeff Gordon’s Children’s Hospital in Concord, NC, which serves children in the community by providing a high level of primary and specialty care, regardless of their ability to pay.
About Pacific Technical Resources, Inc
Pacific Technical Resources, Inc. provides high quality technical services such as circuit breaker refurbishment, electrical, instrument and test support at a reasonable cost to power producers. With the collective capabilities of more than twenty-five years experience in the industrial energy market, Pacific Technical Resources, Inc can provide the leadership and workforce to handle your needs from small to large projects. So whether your requirements are new construction, plan turn-around, maintenance or startup assistance Pacific Technical Resources, Inc will meet your expectations.