June 9: U-M football to host Carr’s Wash for Kids to benefit new C.S. Mott Children’s, Women’s hospitals
ANN ARBOR, MI – On Saturday, June 9, University of Michigan Head Football Coach Lloyd Carr and the Wolverine football program will be out in front of Michigan Stadium armed with buckets of suds and hoses to wash cars to benefit the Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Unit in the new U-M C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Women’s Hospital.
The fourth annual Carr’s Wash for Kids community car wash event – presented by Michigan International Speedway (MIS) and AAA of Michigan – will be held from 12:30 to 2 p.m.
To kick-off this year’s event, Coach Carr and the Wolverines plan to take Ann Arbor Radio’s four stations – Sports Talk 1050 WTKA (1050 AM), W4 Country (102.9 FM), 107one (107.1 FM), and WLBY Air America (1290 AM) – from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 7 to raise funds for the children’s hospital and women’s hospital. Listeners that day can pledge by calling 800-559-2657, or going to www.mottchildrenshospital.org to make a donation. A live stream of the radio-a-thon broadcast will be available online at www.wtka.com, www.w4country.com or www.annarbors107one.com. Sports Talk 1050 WTKA, 102.9 W4 Country and ann arbor’s 107one also plan to broadcast live from the Carr’s Wash for Kids event.
Carr’s Wash for Kids has played a major role in the success of the new children’s and women’s hospitals’ fund-raising campaign. In its first three years, the event raised more than $350,000.
The pace car for MIS and the AAA NASCAR will lead the charge through the community car wash. Donations of any amount will be accepted, with all proceeds benefiting the children’s and women’s hospitals. Donations of $25 will include a car wash and 2007 Carr’s Wash for Kids T-shirt.
Those planning to attend the event should enter the stadium at Gate 9 and drive to the car wash along the east concourse.
To learn more about MIS and its upcoming events, visit www.MISpeedway.com or call 1-800-354-1010. MIS is a wholly owned subsidiary of International Speedway Corporation, a leading promoter of motor sports activities in the United States, currently promoting more than 100 events at 12 major motor sports facilities annually.
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