Custom racing helmet to be auctioned during Karting4CKG on October 7, 2021.

Thanks to TMI Racing Products, LLC this custom racing helmet is up for auction during Karting4CKG, a new Pro-Am Karting event October 7, 2021, at Virginia International Raceway (VIR) in Danville, Virginia. The event, named Karting for CKG is pre-cursor to International Motor Sports Association’s (IMSA) Michelin GT Challenge taking place at VIR October 8 to 10, 2021.

Professional drivers will autograph the helmet. Bids are taken by email until 2pm the day of the event (10/7 when highest bid will be announced. Send yours to info@ckgfoundation.org with the subject line ‘bid’. Highest bid will be announced during the event.

Teams comprised of one professional driver and three amateur drivers will compete for the fastest times around the VIR Kart Track, a state-of-the-art 5/8 mile, 24-foot-wide paved circuit. The karts run ungoverned Honda GX 270cc motors capable of speeds in excess of 50 mph, a top speed for go-karts.

CKG Foundation Executive Director, Grace Gallagher, says, “We are so grateful to VIR, Sandy Wiggins, of ACG Wealth Management and our other Board members for their generosity of time, talent, and treasure to organize this exciting inaugural event. It’s inspiring to witness their unwavering support to make Cameron’s dream come true. We are thrilled to bring our message of support and hope through education and conversation to this unique venue.”

VIR President and COO, Kerrigan Smith, says, “It is an honor for VIR to work with CKG to help get this critical and relevant message out to those who need the support systems that CKG offers for our youth as they try to navigate these unprecedented times.”

In October, teams comprised of professional and amateur drivers compete for the fastest times around the world famous track at VIR – all to support teen mental health. We are grateful to Virginia International Raceway (VIR) and the vision/dedication of Sandy Wiggins for affording a unique and amazing opportunity to raise funds to help Cameron’s dream true, a world without stigma and a focus on help for those who suffer just like her.

The VIR Kart Track is a state-of-the-art 5/8 mile, 24-foot-wide paved circuit. The karts run ungoverned Honda GX 270cc motors capable of speeds in excess of 50 mph, the fastest speeds you’ll find for go-karts anywhere.

This Pro Am Karting event benefits CKG Foundation and features professional drivers like Patrick Long – one of 18 Porsche factory racing drivers, and the only American to hold that distinction.

The CKG Foundation is a mainstream organization positively impacting the teen mental health crisis across the US and beyond. Headquartered in Virginia, CKG Foundation offers, online mental wellness health education. Some topic areas include: Stress Awareness, Life Transitions, Resilience, Mental Health Awareness, and Cultural Sensitivity. They focus on prevention with self-assessment and training on positive coping skills. Their flagship annual community event, the SpeakUp5k offers in person and virtual options.

They collaborate with partners in Tampa, San Diego, Nashville, and DC so far.

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