IndyCar announced on Friday that they have entered into a partnership with the SeriousFun Children’s Network to reignite the legacy of former racing driver/actor and team owner Paul Newman.
The initiative is to help race funds for kids suffering from serious illness. Speaking about the announcement, Paul Newman’s daughter, Clea Newman who is an ambassador for SeriousFun commented by saying:
There were two places where my dad loved to spend his time and could truly be himself, at the track and at camp. “He started the camps because he knew that giving kids with serious illnesses the chance to just be kids, if even for a little while, could help them see beyond the limits of their condition and see the possibilities for their futures. That’s the magic of camp. Having INDYCAR and SeriousFun partner to continue and grow this mission is a dream come true.
As part of the initiative, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway are hosting campers for this weekend’s IndyCar Grand Prix of Indianapolis. Speaking about the new partnership, CJ O’Donnell, Chief Marketing Officer for IndyCar and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway commented by saying:
With Paul’s contributions to our sport and his extraordinary charitable work, we see SeriousFun Children’s Network as a natural partner for INDYCAR. “But in the end, this initiative is about doing special work for the children and their families.