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AMS hosts luncheon benefitting Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

 

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  Governor Nathan Deal visited Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton on Tuesday for Speedway Children’s Charities’ Governor’s Luncheon. The annual event, benefitting, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is the official start of “Race Month” for the forthcoming NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Oral-B USA 500 on August 31st. 

Sonya, Tye and Hunter Daniel of McDonough visit with Governor Deal.                           Special photo

  The Governor’s remarks focused on the importance of protecting and caring for the children of Georgia. He reminisced about his experiences protecting the welfare of children as an attorney and juvenile court judge. He also spoke of the recent challenges facing the State’s Department of Family and Children’s Services.

  Ed Clark, General Manager of Atlanta Motor Speedway, spoke about the racing organization’s commitment to helping the youngest members of the community through Speedway Children’s Charities. He also highlighted some of the upcoming events culminating in the Sprint Cup race on August 31. 

  Hunter and Tye Daniel of McDonough, along with mother Sonya Daniel, attended the luncheon as an ambassador family from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. The event concluded with the opportunity for guests to drive slow laps around the 1.5 mile track, led by Governor Deal in the AMS pace car.

  Speedway Children’s Charities is a nonprofit organization committed to raising funds to be distributed to qualified children's charitable organizations in the local community. Several more fundraising events are planned for the fall race including The Single Source/Reed Sorenson Charity Golf Classic on August 28 and the NRA David Ragan Shootout on August 29.  Visit www.atlanta.speedwaychildrenscharities.org for more information.

  Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, a not-for-profit organization, is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country.  managing more than half a million patient visits annually, the system includes three hospitals and 24 neighborhood locations.Visit www.choa.org for more information.

 

 

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