Well, you did it again. 550 of you packed the stands at the Children's TherAplay #Horsepower500 to celebrate the kiddos, to create an afternoon they’ll long remember, to laugh and cheer and maybe even tear up a little as their joy overflowed and the world became a little brighter.
The heart you gave, the funds you contributed, the awareness you raised -- we will invest all of it well, putting it right back into the therapies that help these kiddos and their families walk taller and shine brighter. Thank you.
...After four hotly contested preliminary heats, it was Indy 500 returnee Jay Howard who took the checkered flag in the final, edging Pigot and Daly, with Wilson also making the final heat.
“It’s amazing,” said Howard, who will pilot the No. 77 Team One Cure Honda in this month’s Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. “What they do here, the interaction between animals and kids is phenomenal, and Tony Stewart is a big supporter of (Children’s TherAplay). He had told me a little bit about it before I came here. But when you see what goes on here, it’s just mind-blowing.”
Parents say the place changes lives. [Kiddo Ryan’s mother:]
“He has made huge strides since being at TherAplay.”
...The driver's list included Indy 500 starters James Hinchcliffe, Conor Daly, Jay Howard, Spencer Pigot, Pippa Mann, and Stefan Wilson. Recently retired NASCAR champion Tony Stewart was also in attendance, helping lead Howard's team to victory.
Team One Cure / Tony Stewart (via Facebook)