- Stanley Black & Decker’s iconic CRAFTSMAN® brand has partnered with the Ace Hardware Foundation and Christopher Bell by Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) to raise funds and awareness for Children’s Miracle Network (CMN Hospitals) hospitals for the Racing for a Miracle 2022 program
- Four children from Riley Children’s Health downtown Indianapolis will serve as honorary junior crew members during Sunday’s race and feature in a special “8-Bit Pixel Art Gaming” paint theme displayed on Bell’s #20 Toyota Camry TRD
- On July 28Bell and CRAFTSMAN brand ambassador and television personality Cristy Leewill spend time with Riley Children’s patients and present the Ace Hardware Foundation with a check from CRAFTSMAN in support of the Racing for a Miracle program
INDIANAPOLIS, July 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Stanley Black & Decker today announced that its iconic CRAFTSMAN® the brand reunites with the Ace Hardware Foundation and Christopher Bell of Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) to raise funds and awareness for Children’s Miracle Network (CMN Hospitals) hospitals through its annual Racing for a Miracle program.
As part of the annual Racing for a Miracle program, this year four children from Riley Children’s Health downtown Indianapolis enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime VIP racing experience alongside the CRAFTSMAN driver Christopher Bell, serving as her honorary junior crew members. To honor its extraordinary junior team of Donovan (10), Callista (14), Jha’Vion (15), and Pablo (15), Bell will be releasing a special “8-Bit Pixel Art Gaming” paint theme on his car consisting of pixelated images of the junior crew, each reflecting a different position of the pit crew in the team. This special-edition paint scheme will debut on Bell’s #20 Toyota Camry TRD during the July 31 racing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway; a place that has sentimental value as it was the first city to host the Racing for a Miracle program in 2007.
“This program is coming full circle as we return to Indianapolis where the magic of Racing for a Miracle began,” said Tony MerritVice President of Sponsorships for Stanley Black & Decker. “Over the past 16 years, it has been incredible to see the impact this program has had on the lives of junior crew members, their families and those who have received world-class care at CMN hospitals in across the country.”
“This is my second year as part of the Racing for a Miracle program and I’m thrilled to have Donovan, Jha’Vion, Callista and Pablo as honorary crew members this year at Indy,” said the NASCAR driver. . Christopher Bell. “CRAFTSMAN and ACE have raised a lot of money and awareness for Racing for a Miracle and Children’s Miracle Network hospitals over the years and it’s amazing to be a part of it. The car looks great and my team and I are honored to represent such a great cause.”
Stanley Black & Decker donates to support the Racing for a Miracle program
On July 28Bell and CRAFTSMAN brand ambassador, TV host and car enthusiast Cristy Lee, will spend time with Riley Children’s patients and present the Ace Hardware Foundation with a check from CRAFTSMAN in support of the Racing for a Miracle program. Over the past 16 years, Stanley Black & Decker and the Ace Hardware Foundation have donated over $1.6 million at CMN hospitals across the country.
“Children’s hospitals are on the front line when it comes to protecting the health of future generations, but they are not the only ones,” said Teri Nestel, President and CEO of CMN Hospitals. “With generous donors like these three companies, our member hospitals are supported and empowered to meet the urgent needs of their respective communities. Together, we are changing children’s health to change the future.
After the race, the autographed helmet worn by Bell will be auctioned off with proceeds going to the buyer’s local CMN Hospital.
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About Stanley Black & Decker
Based in the UNITED STATES, Stanley Black & Decker is the world’s largest tooling company operating nearly 50 manufacturing facilities across America and more than 100 worldwide. Guided by its purpose – for those who make the world – the company’s more than 60,000 diverse and high-performing employees produce power tools, hand tools, storage solutions, digital tool solutions, products lifestyle products, outdoor products, technical fasteners and other industrial equipment to support manufacturers, designers, marketers and builders around the world. The company’s iconic brands include DEWALT®BLACK+DECKER®CRAFTSMEN®STANLEY®CUB CADET®HUSTLER®and TROY-BILT®. Recognized for its leadership in environmental, social and governance (ESG), Stanley Black & Decker strives to be a force for good in service to its communities, employees, customers and other stakeholders. To learn more, visit: www.stanleyblackanddecker.com
CRAFTSMAN® is an American icon trusted by homeowners, home builders, automotive enthusiasts and master mechanics since 1927 – and today’s CRAFTSMAN® continues that legacy. With a focus on reliable, high-performance tools, storage and equipment, CRAFTSMAN® has rekindled its long-established pride in superior quality. Now it’s easier than ever to get the tools trusted for generations in more places than ever. For more information, visit www.artisan.com or follow CRAFTSMAN® on Facebook, instagram and Twitter.
About the Ace Hardware Foundation
As the official charitable division of Ace Hardware Corporation, the Ace Hardware Foundation helps strengthen the vision of being the “place of need” in local communities across the country and around the world through charitable donations. The Ace Foundation provides support and philanthropic opportunities to its consumers, retail store owners, vendors and team members to give back to local communities through fundraising efforts for Children’s Miracle Network and American Red Cross Hospitals Disaster Relief. Ace Hardware has been a National Hospital Partner of the Children’s Miracle Network for 30 years, garnering more than $140 million during this time.
About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals that support the health of 10 million children each year in the United States and Canada. Donations go to local hospitals to fund lifesaving treatments and essential health services, as well as innovative research, vital pediatric medical equipment, child life services that reassure children and families during difficult hospital stays, and support financial support for families who otherwise could not afford these health services. When we improve the health of all children and enable them to reach their full potential, we also improve our communities for years to come. Together we can change children’s health. Together we can change the future. To learn more about Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and your local children’s hospital, visit cmnhospitals.org.
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