Miracles of Mitch has partnered with Racecar drivers John McCarthy and Michael Ashby, as well as Morrie's Minnetonka Mazda, to create an exciting experience for Mitch's All-Stars and their families.
On Tuesday, May 7, children being treated at Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota had the opportunity to put their handprint on the racecar. Dedicated to the idea that many children in the hospital would like to feel like they are riding along with Ashby and McCarthy, any child who wanted to was able to trace their hand on a decal in their favorite color. They could then sign their name and choose a spot for it on the car to be with the drivers during competition.
Ashby and McCarthy became aware of Miracles of Mitch when they participated in an event sponsored by Morrie's Mazda and Twin Cities Luxury Auto. The event allowed Morrie's customers to donate a bike to MOMF for every new car that was sold in April. The event was a joy for all and Ashby and McCarthy fell in love with MOMF's premise and message, believing it was a message everyone needs to hear. The team decided to embrace the idea of raising funds for MOMF.
The car has been prepared to compete in the Pirelli Word Challenge which has venues across the United States. In addition, it will compete in the Sports Car club of America's Regional and National events. The first competition wil be in Brainerd, MN on Memorial Day Weekend. The car will compete in events at some of America's most celebrated and historic race tracks.
The racecar represents an effort by the series managers to provide the consumer with a series based on racecars they are more likely to see in their own garages. Further, it is intended to extend the notion that not all racecars need to be gas guzzlers.
Racing is important to the people that compete. However, Miracles of Mitch Foundation ahs helped everyone involved with this project focus on the things that are really important. As Ashby and McCarthy say, "That is Mitch's gift to us all".
One little boy's desire to give and help others has set all these wheels in motion.
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Students from around the state collected food to fill Mitch's Pantry at the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital.
Litchfield Public Schools, North Junior High in St. Cloud and Chanhassen Elementary held food drives for Mitch's Pantry during the last month that have produced piles of food to help keep Mitch's Pantry full.
Thank you to everyone who participated. You are Keepers of Mitch's Pinky Swear!
Saturday, April 13 marked the first annual Pinky Swear brunch to kick-off the 2013 MiracleKids Triathlon fundraising campaign. More than 300 Keepers of the Pinky Swear came to support Miracles of Mitch while enjoying brunch and becoming inspired by All-Star families and MiracleKid racers.
MiracleKid fundraisers asked their guests to support their biggest campaign ever which brought in more than $32,000 in fundraising. Foss Swim School offered a generous match to donations between $100-$1000.
Congratulations to all the MiracleKids who joined us at the brunch. Be sure to keep an eye on the thermometer as we go for $1 Million!
Watch our new video of kids telling Mitch's Pinky Swear Story and what his legacy has led to in the MiracleKids Triathlon.