and Berlin Raceway Announce Third Annual Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Night

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, May 15, 2012 - Grand Rapids, MI – Third Annual Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Night to take place at Berlin Raceway June 30 and Berlin Raceway are excited to announce the date and details of the third-annual Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Night presented by Keith Alexis, agent for State Farm Insurance. and Berlin Raceway have once again partnered to host patients, both past and present, as well as families and staff of the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital at Berlin on Saturday, June 30, 2012. This special event has been a highlight of both the RA and Berlin schedules since 2010 and has entertained over 2,000 people associated with HDVCH over the past two years. The 2012 event will be no exception and is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever.

“This is always such a special night when we can bring the kids to the track and provide them with the opportunity to have fun. We have a great relationship with both the track and the hospital, and this promises to be another wonderful event,” said Jeff Striegle, President of

Berlin Raceway General Manager Mike Bursley added, “supporting our community is something we feel very strongly about. Partnering with Helen DeVos Children's Hospital and gives us that opportunity. We have the chance to host children and their families and raise money in support of a very necessary West Michigan based facility.”

The Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Night presented by Keith Alexis, agent for State Farm Insurance.

-Saturday June 30, 2012
-Divisions in action – Coors Light Super Late Models, Engine Pro Super Stocks, Model Coverall Modifieds, Kerkstra -Services Sportsman and the Burnips Equipment 4 Cylinders
-Racing begins at 7:00 pm
-All seats are general admission. $12 for adults and children 11 years and under are free.
-The evening’s highlight is expected to be the presentation of the check (from Keith Alexis, agent for State Farm Insurance, Berlin Raceway and funds raised through RA merchandise sales and a raffle to be held) to HDVCH.
Children associated with HDVCH attending the race may have opportunities to meet the drivers, take pace car rides, wave the green flag and deliver the command.

Established in March of 2010, is a Michigan based 501 c3 nonprofit charity based in Grand Rapids Michigan raising awareness and funds in support of HDVCH. To date, more than $80,000 has been raised by supporting programs and services provided by Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Helen DeVos Children's Hospital, a member of Spectrum Health, is a Grand Rapids-based hospital serving children throughout Michigan. A teaching hospital, it includes nearly 200 pediatric physicians with specialized training in providing medical and surgical care to children in more than 50 pediatric specialties and programs.

In its 62nd year of operation, Berlin Raceway has played host to some of the biggest names in stock car racing. Its rich tradition of quality racing has positioned Berlin Raceway as one of the country’s top short tracks throughout its storied history.

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