NASCAR’s Austin and Ty Dillon Announce Celebrity Basketball Players

Benefiting the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (July 21, 2017) – Richard Childress Racing drivers Austin and Ty Dillon have launched an auction of autographed memorabilia and other items to benefit the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma, courtesy of The NASCAR Foundation and Fanatics Auctions at http://bit.ly/NASCARauction. Items include an autographed guitar, VIP suite passes, a Grizzly Cooler and a Bass Pro Shops kayak. Additional items will be added throughout the week, and the auction will end at 9 p.m. EST on Sunday, July 30.

The 3rd Annual Dillon Brothers 3-on-3 Celebrity Basketball Tournament presented by The Dow Chemical Company will be held at Catawba College in Salisbury, N.C., on Wednesday, July 26. General admission and parking for the event are free. Concessions will be available for purchase.

WHO:                   Austin and Ty Dillon will host the public event

WHEN:                 Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 3-7 p.m.

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

Expected celebrity team captains and players include:

  • Austin Dillon, NASCAR driver
  • Ty Dillon, NASCAR driver
  • Rick Allen, NASCAR media
  • Gary Barnidge, NFL player
  • Craig Campbell, country music singer
  • Kasey Kahne, NASCAR driver
  • Blake Koch, NASCAR driver
  • Corey LaJoie, NASCAR driver
  • Joey Logano, NASCAR driver
  • Larry McReynolds, NASCAR legend
  • Carl Michael, magician and entertainer (seen on America’s Got Talent)
  • Brad Miller, former NBA player
  • Hermie Sadler, NASCAR media
  • Bubba Sparxx, musician and entertainer
  • Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., NASCAR driver
  • Ryan Taylor, NFL player
  • Bubba Wallace, NASCAR driver
  • DeAngelo Williams, NFL player
  • Sean Willingham, Professional Bull Rider

The free public event is made possible by Dow and other sponsors, including: AAA, Alsco, Andy’s Frozen Custard, Bad Boy Off Road, Bass Pro Shops, Caterpillar, Chevrolet, Coca-Cola, Cometic Gaskets, ECR Engines, Holiday Inn Express at the Vineyard, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, Leaf Filters, NASCAR, NASCAR Race Hub, New Era, Rheem, RCR, RCR Graphics, The John Scott Family, South Point Hotel & Casino, Sparco, Tijuana Flats, UNOH, Wheels Up, and Wake Forest Baptist Health.

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, and many more are treated in the emergency room. It can happen anywhere, at any time, to any child. 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

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from material, polymer, chemical and biological science to help address many of the world’s most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, clean energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow’s integrated, market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 180 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, electronics, water, coatings and agriculture. In 2015, Dow had annual sales of nearly $49 billion and employed approximately 49,500 people worldwide. The Company’s more than 6,000 product families are manufactured at 179 sites in 35 countries across the globe. References to “Dow” or the “Company” mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at www.dow.com.

 

 

Contacts: 

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

Richard Childress Racing: Patrick Budd – pbudd@rcrracing.com, (609) 970-3984

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