As one of the fastest and fiercest competitors on the track, Illinois resident Christian Weir is making waves off if it. Joining the DuPagePads and the Drive for $195,000 – The Race to End Homelessness, Weir has set a personal goal of raising $10,000 for the program as he takes part in a 4-hour charity enduro karting event this weekend.
“I am excited to announce that I am partnering with DuPagePads and the Drive for $195,000 – The Race to End Homelessness,” expressed Christian Weir. “This is something I look forward to every year, and I will always make time for. I can team up with some of my racing friends and race for a good cause. It is a blast, but we never forget why we do it.”
“DuPagePads is honored to be recognized as a cause supported by one of America’s most talented up and coming racers Christian Weir,” added April Redzic, President & CEO DuPagePads. “As he continues to gain more professional recognition nationally and internationally, it’s such a wonderful kindness that he has chosen to support our efforts to end homelessness back in his home community. We are thrilled to see where his future accomplishments take him, and grateful to be a charitable partner is his ongoing achievements. Additionally Christian has featured his talents as part of DuPagePads annual Drive for Home event, and his team has raised over $25,000 to help end homelessness since joining the race event in 2019. This young man is so inspiring, and when he and his team of amazing friends take to the race track it’s always a treat to watch the adult racers look on in curiosity quickly followed by admiration. Christian, along with his family, have given so much to support our mission and help our clients improve their lives and we are incredibly grateful!”
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Recognizing over 36 years of service, DuPagePads is the largest provider of services to those who are homeless in DuPage County. DuPagePads’ solution to ending homelessness is housing, coupled with support services and employment to restore hope and transform lives.
Now in its 12th year, The Drive for 195 is a 4-hour karting enduro created through the generosity of Continental AutoSports and Autobahn Country Club to benefit DuPagePads. Since its inception, this incredible group of leaders and racers have raised more than $1.2 million to assist families and individuals on their journey from homelessness to a safe home of their own. This Saturday, June 18th, fifteen teams will compete in raising money for DuPagePads before race day, with the goal of raising $195,000.
Weir continued, “All funds raised for this event go directly to help someone have a safe place to stay. I have a personal goal of raising $10,000, and I can’t do it without the generosity of donors. I can’t imagine anyone, especially kids, having no place to sleep or play or do homework. Supporting DuPagePads and the Drive is really something that has become very important to me. DuPagePads has solutions to end homelessness, and I am so proud to be part of their mission.”
For more information on DuPagePads and the Drive for $195,000 – The Race to End Homelessness, please contact Christian Weir Racing or DuPagePads at 630.682.3846 or at www.dupagepads.org.
For more information on Christian Weir, please visit him online at www.ChristianWeirRacing.com. To keep up to date with news, photos, results, and information on Christian, please follow him on social media by searching ‘Christian Weir Racing.’
Photos: Christian Weir Racing / Road to Indy Media