• Brownsburg boy to be face of Cheerios box

    July 14, 2011 No comments

    A Brownsburg boy will appear on a specially-designed Cheerios box as part of a Kroger Co. fundraising effort on behalf of Riley Hospital for Children.

    6 year old Noah Sowder, a Riley patient, appears on the boxes with race car driver John Andretti. The boxes help promote the “Race for Riley” fundraiser.

    Andretti, Sowder and Sowder’s family appeared with Kroger, General Mills and Riley Hospital officials at an announcement this past Monday at the Kroger’s store on 8150 Rockville Road in Indianapolis

    Afterward, Noah said he’s a fan of Andretti.

    Noah has undergone regular treatment at Riley Hospital for a rare autoimmune disease and is in remission from cancer.

    Riley Children’s Foundation Race for Riley’s 14-year fundraising total exceeds $1.6 million. The 2010 fundraising set a record at $207,586.

    The 5th Annual Kroger Race for Riley, presented by Cheerios, occurs from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. July 27, when members of the public can compete against Andretti in a go-kart race at New Castle Motorsports Park.

    That facility, owned by former Indy car race driver Mark Dismore and his wife, Donna, is located at 5816 South County Road 125 West, New Castle.

    Admission to the race is free. People who want to race in the event must register. Fees are $250 for a guaranteed head-to-head race against Andretti. For a $50 donation, participants may race in one of six heats involving approximately 15 racers each. The top two finishers of each heat advance to a final race that will include Andretti.

    Log onto race4riley.com for more information about the event. Log onto RileyKids.org for more general information.

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