IZOD IndyCar® Series driver Sebastian Saavedra to visit patients

Racing For Kids® sponsors Ohio appearance by popular Indy driver


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What: IZOD IndyCar® Series driver and Racing For Kids representative Sebastian Saavedra will visit youngsters at Akron Children’s Hospital leading up to the Honda Indy 200 on August 4 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Saavedra will drive the #6 entry for Dragon Racing in Sunday’s race.

Saavedra will be joined by Indy Lights driver Zach Veach. Both drivers will visit children in the hospital and spend time with youngsters outside the main entrance at the Team Pelfry Showcar. The drivers will hand out Racing For Kids caps, sign autographs, pose for photos and talk about their passion for racing.

Racing For Kids National Spokesperson and former racer Robbie Buhl will accompany the drivers on the visit.

When: 10 a.m., Thursday, August 1, 2013
Where: Akron Children’s Hospital, One Perkins Square, Akron, OH 43308
Who: Sebastian Saavedra, IZOD IndyCar Series driver
Zach Veach, Indy Lights Series driver
Robbie Buhl, former racer and Racing For Kids National Spokesperson

Parking: Parking Is available in the Bowery Street Parking garage. Take the third floor bridge over to the hospital.

Background Info:

Info: Racing For Kids, a Detroit-based national charity founded in 1989, uses the increasing popularity of motorsports to focus public awareness and funding on the health care needs of children. Racing For Kids celebrity racecar drivers have visited nearly 25,000 children in more than 500 children’s hospitals in the United States, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Japan and Australia. The charity has raised $5.5 million for the hospitals visited and for children’s health institutions across the country. Racing For Kids celebrated its 20th Anniversary in 2009. For additional information go to

Sebastian Saavedra drives the # 6 entry for Dragon Racing. He is currently in 23rd place in the series.

Zack Veach drives the #12 car for Andretti Autosport. He is currently in 6th place in the Indy Lights Series


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