DOVER, Del., May 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Carl Edwards and the No. 19 STANLEY race team head into Dover International Speedway tomorrow with a million reasons to win. If Edwards and the No. 19 team win, STANLEY will donate $1 Million to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals through the Ace Hardware Foundation.
STANLEY's donation commitment is part of the most successful and longest-running campaign in NASCAR to benefit patients of 150 children's hospital across the United States. The "Racing for a Miracle" program with STANLEY and the Ace Hardware Foundation has once again pledged $100,000 to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. The program has contributed over a million dollars since its inception to help member hospitals and local children.
"Our STANLEY team never needs motivation to win a race, but we have the opportunity to race for $1 Million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, and that really inspires all of us," said Edwards. "We have to thank the Ace Hardware Foundation for continuing to support this program and giving us this opportunity. It would be the highlight of my career to be able to win tomorrow for these kids."
As part of the 10th Annual "Racing for a Miracle" program, Edwards and the No. 19 STANLEY team spent Thursday afternoon with the children of Johns Hopkins Children's Center. It was a welcomed experience for the young patients who show immeasurable strength on a daily basis and just the reminder that the team needed before preparing for tomorrow's race.
Edwards says he admires the strength and courage of the children treated at Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Johns Hopkins Children's Center, Maryland's largest children's hospital, offers recognized centers of excellence in dozens of pediatric subspecialties, including allergy, cardiology, cystic fibrosis, gastroenterology, nephrology, neurology, neurosurgery, oncology, pulmonary and transplant.
Follow the event at #Racing4Miracles. For more information on the "Racing for a Miracle" program, including more ways to support Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, visit http://www.stanleyracing.com
About Joe Gibbs Racing:
Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) is one of the premier organizations in NASCAR with four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams, three NASCAR XFINITY Series teams and a driver development program. Its 2016 driver lineup consists of Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth, and Carl Edwards in the Sprint Cup Series. Meanwhile Daniel Suarez and Erik Jones will run fulltime in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, joining Kyle Busch and Matt Tift who will run partial schedules. In addition, Cody Coughlin is currently in JGR's driver development program. Based in Huntersville, N.C., and owned by Joe Gibbs — a three-time Super Bowl winner as head coach of the Washington Redskins and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame — JGR has competed in NASCAR since 1992, winning four Cup Series championships, and four Nationwide Series owner's championships along with more than 200 NASCAR races, including four Brickyard 400s and two Daytona 500s.
About Stanley Black & Decker
Stanley Black & Decker, an S&P 500 and FORTUNE 500 company, is the world's leading provider of tools and storage, the world's second-largest commercial electronic security company, and a leading engineered fastening systems provider, with unique growth platforms in the Oil & Gas and Infrastructure industries. Well-known brands include: STANLEY, BLACK+DECKER, DEWALT, Porter-Cable, Bostitch, Facom, Mac Tools, Proto, Vidmar, Lista, and more. The company's STANLEY Healthcare Solutions division is the North American leader in Infant Security, with its Hugs(TM) Infant Protection System. Learn more at http://www.stanleyblackanddecker.com.
About Children's Miracle Network Hospitals
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity's Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit's mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children's hospitals need community support, identify your member hospital and learn how you can Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are at CMNHospitals.org and facebook.com/CMNHospitals.
About the Ace Foundation
As the official charitable division of Ace Hardware Corporation, the Ace Hardware Foundation helps enhance the vision of being the "Helpful Place" in local communities across the country and around the globe through charitable giving. 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 Hospitals and American Red Cross Disaster Relief.
About Ace Hardware
For more than 90 years, Ace Hardware has been known as the place with the helpful hardware folks in thousands of neighborhoods across America, providing customers with a more personal kind of helpful. With more than 4,800 hardware stores locally owned and operated across the globe, Ace is the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the world. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Ill., Ace and its subsidiaries currently operate 17 distribution centers in the U.S. and also have distribution capabilities in Shanghai, China; Panama City, Panama; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Its retailers' stores are located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and approximately 60 countries. For more information on Ace, visit AceHardware.com.
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