NASCAR’s Austin and Ty Dillon to Host Celebrity-Fueled Charity Basketball Tournament

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Benefiting the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma


WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Aug. 2, 2016) – Richard Childress Racing drivers Austin and Ty Dillon are hosting a 3-on-3 Celebrity Basketball Tournament presented by The Dow Chemical Company to benefit the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma at Wake Forest University’s Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial (LJVM) Coliseum on Wednesday, Aug. 31. The 16-team, double-elimination tournament will start at 4 p.m.

General admission and parking at LJVM for the event are free. There are limited opportunities to purchase VIP seating and suite access. 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 31, 2016, 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.

WHERE:               LJVM, 2825 University Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC 27105

Expected celebrity team captains include:

  • Austin Dillon, NASCAR driver
  • Ty Dillon, NASCAR driver
  • Kenny Beck, WXII 12 news anchor
  • Ryan Blaney, NASCAR driver
  • Ben Brust, former NCAA basketball champion (University of Wisconsin–Madison)
  • Jason Capel, former NCAA basketball player (UNC Chapel Hill)
  • Colt Ford, country singer
  • Brendan Gaughan, NASCAR driver
  • Denny Hamlin, NASCAR driver
  • Brad Miller, former NBA player
  • Dee Jay Silver, DJ
  • Marty Snider, NBC Sports media

Additional celebrity team captains will be announced soon. The free public event is made possible by Dow and other sponsors, including: AAA, Andy’s Frozen Custard, Bad Boy Off Road, Bass Pro Shops, Caterpillar, Chevrolet, Coca-Cola, Cometic Gaskets, Growth Energy, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, Leaf Filters, New Era, Pit Stops for Hope, Rheem, RCR, The John Scott Family, South Point Hotel & Casino, Tijuana Flats and Wake Forest Baptist Health.

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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 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



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