NASCAR’s Austin and Ty Dillon to Host Celebrity Charity Basketball Tourney

Benefiting the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (June 20, 2018) – Richard Childress Racing drivers Austin and Ty Dillon are hosting the 4th Annual 3-on-3 Celebrity Basketball Tournament presented by The Dow Chemical Company to benefit the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma at Catawba College in Salisbury, N.C., on Wednesday, August 1. The 16-team, double-elimination tournament will start at 3 p.m.

General admission and parking for the event are free. Autographed memorabilia and other items will be available for auction at the event. Concessions will be available for purchase.

WHO:                   Austin and Ty Dillon will host the public event

WHEN:                 Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.

WHERE:               Catawba College, Goodman Gymnasium, 2254 Yost St., Salisbury, N.C. 28144

Celebrity team captains will be announced soon. The free public event is made possible by Dow and other sponsors, including: AAA, Bass Pro Shops, Caterpillar, Chevrolet, Coca-Cola, ECR Engines, Joey Logano Foundation, Kaulig Racing, NASCAR, RCR, Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff, South Point Hotel and Casino, Tijuana Flats and UNOH.

For more information and tournament updates please visit https://saveinjuredkids.org/basketball/, or on social media at https://www.facebook.com/ChildressPediatricTrauma/ or Twitter @injuredkids.

 

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About the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma

Life threatening injury is the No. 1 killer of kids in America. Nearly 10,000 children lose their lives every year from serious injuries. In addition, almost 300,000 children are hospitalized and over 8 million children are treated in the emergency department for serious injuries each year, many of whom struggle with long-term recoveries and disabilities. The Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma discovers and shares the best ways to prevent and treat severe injuries in children. The Institute funds research, education and advocacy to help improve the care and treatment injured kids receive across the U.S. The Childress Institute was founded at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in 2008 through a generous gift from Richard and Judy Childress. Visit www.SaveInjuredKids.org to learn more.

 

About Dow

The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) combines science and technology knowledge to develop premier materials science solutions that are essential to human progress. Dow has one of the strongest and broadest toolkits in the industry, with robust technology, asset integration, scale and competitive capabilities that enable it to address complex global issues. Dow’s market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of advanced materials, industrial intermediates, and plastics businesses deliver a broad range of differentiated technology-based products and solutions for customers in high-growth markets such as packaging, infrastructure, and consumer care. Dow is a subsidiary of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP), a holding company comprised of Dow and DuPont with the intent to form three strong, independent, publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty sectors. More information can be found at www.dow.com.

 Contacts: 

Childress Institute:  Kara Thompson – kathomps@wakehealth.edu, (336) 491-9766

Richard Childress Racing: Jackie Franzil – jfranzil@rcrracing.com, (336) 655-8278