Last week’s race was a rainout and has been rescheduled for September 10. Tonight, I’m back behind the wheel of the #09 at Baer Field Motorsports Park.
Riding in the race car with me tonight is 3 year-old Emily Pruitt, daughter of James and Jessica Pruitt from San Marcos, Texas. I met Emily and her parents a few weeks ago in Dallas at the 2016 Family Conference on Holoprosencephaly.
I’m not sure if I’ve shared this on my blog, but I was elected to be the President of the Board of Directors of Families for HoPE in the spring. I’ve been serving on the board about 5 years now and served as Vice President for the past year. It is awesome to see how Families for HoPE is sharing and inspiring hope to families who are struggling to find hope, happiness, and meaning in their journey with HPE. It is my humble privilege to be able to use my racing career to help share the message of HoPE.
Emily’s dad recently shared his experience of attending the conference and how it has affected his family. Please take a moment to read James’ story…How Families for HoPE Has Saved My Family.
Miss Emily, it has been a wild and stormy week in my neck of the woods, but it’s blue skies today, so let’s go out there and storm the track tonight!