Saturday, February 27, 2016

The NASCAR Foundation Welcomes Safety Sam To The Team

The hospital can be a scary place for anyone, but especially for children. To brighten up the day, The NASCAR Foundation brought smiles to the little patients in the Speediatrics® Unit at Halifax Health Medical Center by bringing a few friends along for a visit.

The guest of honor for the event was Safety Sam, The NASCAR Foundation’s new mascot. The children enjoyed playing and taking pictures with Sam, and of course there were lots of high fives!

“I love Safety Sam,” Katie, 7, a little patient at the Speediatrics® Unit said after giving him a big hug. “He’s so much fun!”

NASCAR drivers:
  • Korbin Forrister
  • Grant Enfinger
  • Gray Gaulding
  • Shane Lee
  • Chris Buescher
  • John Hunter Nemechek
  • David Ragan
  • Matt DiBenedetto
  • Ben Kennedy
  • Ray Black Jr
  • Michael McDowell 

The drivers listed above joined Safety Sam’s visit to the Speediatrics® Unit prior to the season opening of the Daytona 500. The children were excited to meet the real-life race car drivers and asked them all kinds of questions about the upcoming Daytona Speedweeks races.

The NASCAR drivers delivered gift bags to the children and nurses in the unit while they also autographed hero cards for the patients.

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