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Kasey Kahne surprises hospitals smallest patients

By Katie Rains
WBTV

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Patients at Hemby Children’s Hospital got a surprise Wednesday when NASCAR Driver Kasey Kahne dropped by for a visit bearing gifts.

smallest-patients-visit-insert2Each child he saw got a diecast car and a t-shirt. Kahne says he likes to make these visits because it gives the children something different to do during their stay and “hopefully makes their days a touch better.”

November 5 was Kasey Kahne’s first visit to the Hemby Children’s Hospital. Kahne toured the facilities to see what was new and planned for the hospitals smallest patients, including shooting some hoops in the teen hangout room.

He visited patients ranging in age from infants to teenagers. One of those teens, Emilee, said her brother, a NASCAR fan, would be jealous that he missed out on the Kasey Kahne visit, but said it was nice to have surprise visitors to break up the long days.

Ja’Leyah, one of the infants, didn’t seem sure about someone coming into the room and distracting her from “Blue’s Clues,” but was pushing the car around with her little hands when the cameras left. Kahne says that’s why he does it, and “The best part is to go whether they know you or not, watch racing or not, it puts a smile on their face.”

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Kasey Kahne surprises hospitals smallest patients

 

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2014 Five Kahne Results

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1 116 Anthony Famiglietti Davidson NC 35 M 14:30
2 81 Chad Crockford Charlotte NC 33 M 17:09
3 13 Alejandro Arreola Davidson NC 33 M 17:30
4 360 Ron Walters Davidson NC 43 M 17:56
5 383 Andrew Charters Charlotte NC 26 M 18:10
6 441 Cooper Watt Skaneateles NY 37 M 18:40
7 249 Dave Munger Davidson NC 47 M 18:48
8 60 Landon Cassill Charlotte NC 25 M 18:54
9 443 Riley Rittroff Mooresville NC 13 M 18:57
10 390 Eric Symons Greene NY 39 M 19:01
11 15 Bobby Aswell Jr Cornelius NC 51 M 19:06
12 206 Mike Laheta Cornelius NC 23 M 19:29
13 388 Matthew Lee Charlotte NC 28 M 19:35
14 438 Zan Sistake Spruce Pine NC 56 M 19:38
16 227 Philip McCreary Charlotte NC 40 M 19:56
15 350 Christopher Tucker Charlotte NC 39 M 20:01
17 59 Jeff Carwile Charlotte NC 41 M 20:20
18 252 Paul Neumann Charlotte NC 47 M 20:25
19 209 Brad Lamb Savannah GA 36 M 20:35
20 82 Danielle Crockford Charlotte NC 33 F 20:43
21 179 Matthew Jakubowski Charlotte NC 41 M 20:57
22 231 Joe Meyer Comstock Park MI 39 M 20:57
23 107 Danny Emerick Harrisburg NC 37 M 21:05
29 128 Kelly Freed Redmond WA 22 F 21:06
24 106 Hafid Elabdellaoui Charlotte NC 45 M 21:09
25 317 Timothy Sorum Columbia SC 33 M 21:09
26 87 Tiffany Daniels Davidson NC 29 F 21:09
27 435 Josh Mulloy Waxhaw NC 36 M 21:13
28 290 Trent Roach Charlotte NC 25 M 21:19
30 80 Jeff Coulter Union Grove NC 50 M 21:24
35 453 Marty Smith 38 M 21:25
31 25 Andy Bass Denver NC 46 M 21:28
32 115 Alec Fairbaugh Charlotte NC 19 M 21:46
33 83 Brian Crutchfield Charlotte NC 37 M 21:52
34 349 Carrie Tucker Charlotte NC 29 F 21:58
40 448 Troy Sanders Enumclaw WA 20 M 22:03
36 342 Brenneman Thompson Charlotte NC 56 M 22:08
37 10 Jason Andes Johnson City TN 40 M 22:10
42 288 Joe Rempson Charlotte NC 39 M 22:10
38 302 Tj Scott Charlotte NC 29 M 22:11
39 357 Ryan Von Rueden Charlotte NC 33 M 22:15
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67 240 Casey Molloy Semora NC 29 F 24:31:00
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78 272 Amy Penny Greer SC 36 F 24:50:00
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82 173 Shannon Hooper Cornelius NC 36 F 25:19:00
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86 16 Steve Austin Charlotte NC 67 M 25:32:00
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91 319 Kayleigh Spence Sullivan OH 28 F 25:44:00
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162 355 Ashley Von Rueden Charlotte NC 30 F 29:38:00
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249 400 Sara Williams 45 F 35:50:00
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292 154 Melissa Haines Charlotte NC 22 F 38:56:00
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372 370 Charlotte Wirth Mooresville NC 56 F 49:29:00
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376 418 Julie Okorn Stallings NC 57 F 51:06:00
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377 260 Kim Osburn Charlotte NC 42 F 51:26:00
378 121 Yvonne Fitzsimmons Charlotte NC 36 F 51:27:00
379 372 Genetta Wynn Charlotte NC 34 F 51:32:00
381 361 Melissa Welch Charlotte NC 45 F 52:08:00
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396 215 Theresa Lewis Concord NC 44 F 1:01:32
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2014 Five Kahne Results

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By Logan Stewart, Charlotte Observer.com

With finely tuned cars that hug the racetrack at up to 200 miles per hour, the breathless seconds that determine the final standings in a NASCAR race often come down to the driver and crew’s physical abilities. Races can last 4-5 hours or more, with in-car temperatures skyrocketing and drivers already under enormous pressure. Meanwhile on Pit Road, pit crews work vigilantly during races to keep their team’s car ready to perform. Theirs are demanding jobs that require skill, dexterity and endurance, and physical fitness has become more of an important factor than ever when it comes to who ends up in Victory Lane.

Ryan Von Rueden is the Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for Kasey Kahne Racing and also trains NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne. Besides his daily workouts and frequent runs with Kasey and the racing team, he’s a big runner himself. With the October 11 NASCAR race at Charlotte Motor Speedway just around the corner, Run Charlotte asked Ryan for his top training tips when it comes to running.

Ryan’s Top Tips:

1.  Speed work is important for faster times and better running economy and should be part of your training. It gives you that extra edge just when you need to push through something that is really physically difficult, which is why we place a lot of emphasis on speed work at Kasey Kahne Racing.

2.  Add in recovery runs, which are slower-paced runs to get your legs back. If you keep breaking your body down with tough runs it can’t heal and get stronger.

3.  Focus on controlling your breathing during runs to prevent hyperventilation. Our drivers and pit crew are in tense situations all the time physically and mentally and use that controlled breathing to get their jobs done efficiently under pressure.

4.  After an intense running workout, get carbohydrates and protein into your body as soon as you can to aid in muscle and blood glycogen restoration. I always recommend chocolate milk for recovery because it rehydrates you and provides the calories, carbohydrates and proteins in a way your body can metabolize.

5.  Get plenty of sleep. During sleep a lot of things happen in your body that aid in recovery and you don’t want to interrupt that cycle. Without sleep, cortisol (the stress hormone) can increase. We travel so much for races; get up early and get home late and it can be tough to do, but a full night’s rest is very important.

If you’re feeling inspired for a little speed by foot or by race car, here’s your chance to experience both: The 2014 Kasey Kahne Foundation Five Kahne 5K presented by Great Clips takes place from the NASCAR Hall of Fame Sunday, October 12 at 10 a.m.

Ryan Von Rueden C.S.C.S.is the Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for Kasey Kahne and Kasey Kahne Racing. He has been training in the motorsports industry since 2006. Over the course of Ryan’s career he has worked with professional race car drivers in NASCAR, Indy Car, NHRA, Indy Lights, World of Outlaws, All Stars, and USAC. Ryan has also worked with traditional athletes at the college, high school and middle school level.

Prior to becoming a strength and conditioning coach, Ryan obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science at the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh, where he also played football. After his football career, he coached football, basketball and track at the varsity level for high school as well as AAU.

Kasey Kahne’s Trainer Talks Running and Racing

 

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Russell Wilson and Kasey Kahne’s The DRIVE Event Raises $220,000

SEATTLE, Wash. (July 16, 2014) – The Inaugural Russell Wilson and Kasey Kahne The DRIVE donated more than $220,000 to charity. The proceeds will benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of King County, The Kasey Kahne Foundation and the Russell Wilson Foundation.

The events kicked off on June 23 when Wilson and Kahne visited the Seattle Seahawks Stadium where nearly 2,000 fans showed up in support of The DRIVE. Fans took part in a healthy-living pep rally driving awareness of Boys & Girls Clubs of King County.

“I enjoyed every bit of it,” said Enumclaw, Wash. native Kasey Kahne. “Everyone had an awesome time and Russell and I were able to raise a lot of money for a good cause in the process. I always enjoy going back home to Washington and I’m glad we were finally able to host a golf event in that area.”

A dinner, concert and live auction were held Monday evening at Suncadia Resort in Cle Elum, Wash. On Tuesday, June 24, Kahne and Wilson hosted 130 golfers at Tumble Creek Golf Course at Suncadia. Two-time World Series Champion Johnny Damon, Warren Moon, a group of Seattle Seahawks including wide receiver Jermaine Kearse, Max Unger, Bryan Walters and retired Seahawk Dave Kreig, music artists Josh Kelley, Preston Pohl and American Young, ESPN racing analyst Marty Smith, actor Kevin Sorbo, and FOX Sports 1 anchor and Seattle native Charissa Thompson and former PGA player Lee Elder are a few of the celebrities that attended both of the events.

“For a first-time event, it was spectacular,” Wilson said. “We’ve had a lot of fun, raised a lot of money and helped a lot of kids. It’s been great. I can’t wait for next year. ”

Thanks to all of our great corporate partners including our major contributing partners, American Family Insurance, Northwest Chevrolet Dealers, Farmers Insurance, Great Clips, and Virginia Mason, and official media partners ESPN radio, Q13 FOX Seattle and 425 Magazine.

For more information, please visit www.kaseykahnefoundation.org

About Boys & Girls Clubs of King County

Boys & Girls Clubs of King County exists to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. With 12 full-service Clubs, 2 teen centers and 26 early learning and child care program sites, the organization is one of the largest of its kind in the nation, serving more than 15,000 members annually. Program areas offered to youth build academic success, healthy lifestyles and good character and citizenship. For more information, visit www.positiveplace.org.

About the Kasey Kahne Foundation

The Kasey Kahne Foundation is a 501(c)3 committed to raising awareness and funds for charities supporting chronically ill children and their families. The KKF also strives to empower youth and inspire their future through education by donating to programs dedicated to fulfilling children’s needs for success. Since 2005, Kasey has dedicated countless hours by visiting with ill children, granting their wishes and speaking to groups of school aged children about the importance of education. To learn more about fundraising events and supporting the KKF, please visit www.kaseykahnefoundation.org.

Russell Wilson and Kasey Kahne’s The DRIVE Event Raises $220,000

Celebrities to appear at The Drive Event in 2014

Below is a list of celebrities that are scheduled to appear at the 2014 The Drive Event at Suncadia Resort.

Updated – May 27th, 2014

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Kasey Kahne

NASCAR Driver

@kaseykahne

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Russell Wilson

Seattle Seahawks QB

@DangeRussWilson

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Johnny Damon

2 x World Series Champion

@JohnnyDamon

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Jermaine Kearse

Seattle Seahawks WR

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Max Unger

Seattle Seahawks Center

@MaxUnger60

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Bryan Walters

Seattle Seahawks WR

@bwalt19

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Josh Kelley

Country Music Singer/Song Writer

@JoshBKelley

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American Young

Country Music Artists

@american_young

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Kyle Larson

NASCAR Driver

@KyleLarsonRacin

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Marty Smith

ESPN Reporter

@MartySmithESPN

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Kevin Sorbo

Actor

@ksorbs

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Charissa Thompson

Fox Sports Live Host

@CharissaT

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Madison Martin

Miss Sprint Cup

@misssprintcup

More announced soon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Celebrities Attending The Drive Event

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Calling all Football and Racing Fans – are you ready to rally around your guy? Seattle Seahawks quarterback, Russell Wilson and NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne are kicking off a major fundraising campaign to fund an important need. Boys & Girls Clubs of King County serve over 17,000 local youth per year and they need our help to raise money to purchase two new minibuses. The minibuses allow children to not only get safely to their respective Clubs but it also gives them the opportunity to experience field trips that expose them to all kinds of knowledge and ultimately contributes to their future success! Wilson and Kahne’s The DRIVE Fundraising event kicks off June 23rd so we only have 5 weeks to raise the money we need!

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Russell Wilson and Kasey Kahne’s The Drive Event Draws Closer

The Drive kicks off with public pep rally at CenturyLink Field on June 23 to promote healthy living

SEATTLE, WASH. (May 15, 2014) – Seattle Seahawks NFL quarterback Russell Wilson and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kasey Kahne, who was born and raised in Washington, have partnered together to co-host “The DRIVE,” a two-day fundraising event in the Seattle area this summer.

The DRIVE, to be held June 23-24 at award-winning Suncadia Resort in Cle Elum, Wash., will feature a celebrity concert and golf tournament with the goal of driving awareness for Boys & Girls Clubs of King County and raising funds for the Club’s programs that support feeding young people and educating children on living a healthy lifestyle.

Celebrities scheduled to join Wilson and Kahne at The DRIVE are two-time World Series Champion Johnny Damon, a group of Seattle Seahawks including wide receiver Jermaine Kearse, Max Unger, Bryan Walters country music artists Josh Kelley and American Young, NASCAR driver Kyle Larson, ESPN racing analyst Marty Smith, actor Kevin Sorbo, and FOX Sports 1 anchor and Seattle native Charissa Thompson.

Wilson and Kahne kickoff The Drive with a public pep rally at CenturyLink Field on Monday, June 23 at Noon as the two athletes merge the worlds of football and racing to promote healthy living. Wilson and Kahne will talk about what it takes to be the best version of yourself. The event will conclude with a fun filled “Cardio Craze” workout by Andre Hairston – open to the public and all fitness levels are encouraged to participate.

Supporting Wilson and Kahne in The DRIVE is a growing list of corporate partners including major contributing partners, American Family Insurance, Northwest Chevrolet Dealers, Farmers Insurance, Great Clips, and Virginia Mason, and official media partners ESPN radio, Q13 FOX Seattle and 425 Magazine.

Select sponsorship and golf foursome packages are still available by contacting David Jessey, FUEL Sports Management Group, at 704.663.0176 or david@fuelsmg.com

About Boys & Girls Clubs of King County

Boys & Girls Clubs of King County exists to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. With 12 full-service Clubs, 2 teen centers and 26 early learning and child care program sites, the organization is one of the largest of its kind in the nation, serving more than 15,000 members annually. Program areas offered to youth build academic success, healthy lifestyles and good character and citizenship. For more information, visit www.positiveplace.org.

About the Kasey Kahne Foundation

The Kasey Kahne Foundation is a 501(c)3 committed to raising awareness and funds for charities supporting chronically ill children and their families. The KKF also strives to empower youth and inspire their future through education by donating to programs dedicated to fulfilling children’s needs for success. Since 2005, Kasey has dedicated countless hours by visiting with ill children, granting their wishes and speaking to groups of school aged children about the importance of education. He is actively involved in the decisions surrounding the Foundation and is ultimately inspired by growth over the last nine years to do more, ultimately making a bigger difference each year. To learn more about fundraising events and supporting the KKF, please visit www.kaseykahnefoundation.org

Russell Wilson and Kasey Kahne’s The Drive Event Draws Closer

Russell Wilson and Kasey Kahne Team Up for The Drive

 

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Sports Stars Russell Wilson and Kasey Kahne Team Up to Co-Host Seattle-Area Celebrity Charity Event in 2014

The DRIVE celebrity concert and golf event to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of King County is scheduled for June 23-24 at Suncadia Resort in Cle Elum, Wash.

SEATTLE, WASH. / CHARLOTTE, N.C. (December 20, 2013) — Seattle Seahawks NFL quarterback Russell Wilson and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kasey Kahne, who was born and raised in Washington, have partnered together to co-host a major fundraising event known as “The DRIVE” next summer in the Seattle area. The DRIVE, to be held June 23-24 at award-winning Suncadia Resort in Cle Elum, Wash., will feature a celebrity concert and golf tournament with the goal of driving awareness of Boys & Girls Clubs of King County and raising funds for the club’s programs that support feeding young people and educating children on living a healthy lifestyle.

Joining Wilson and Kahne at The DRIVE will be fellow NFL players and NASCAR drivers, plus other sports and entertainment celebrities, which will be announced closer to the event.

Wilson is an active volunteer and supporter within the Seattle community. A regular visitor to the Seattle Children’s Hospital, Wilson also donates money to charity for every NFL touchdown he scores and in the off-season he hosts the Russell Wilson Passing Academy, a series of youth football camps that support diabetes awareness and funding.

“While Kasey has roots here in Washington, I’m working hard to grow mine in this community,” said Wilson, who has led the Seattle Seahawks to an NFL-best regular season record this season. “Together, we plan to put on a great event that will move the Boys & Girls Club of King County further down the field in their mission of serving thousands of youth in the community.”

Kahne established the Kasey Kahne Foundation (“KKF”) in 2005 to raise awareness and funds to support charities that care for ill children and their families. The KKF also strives to empower youth and inspire their future by donating to programs dedicated to fulfilling children’s needs for success. Through his foundation, Kahne has hosted several sprint car races in the state of Washington and also a charitable motorcycle ride to raise awareness and funding

“It’s very important to me to stay connected with the Seattle area and the state of Washington,” said Kahne, an Enumclaw, Wash. native who has 16 career victories on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. “To have the opportunity to partner the Kasey Kahne Foundation with Seattle Seahawks star Russell Wilson is a privilege. Through our efforts, we are going to be able to give back to the community and bring awareness to the health and development of the Seattle area’s youth.”

More details regarding the event will be announced in the future. Various corporate sponsorship packages and a golf foursome team package are currently available to reserve.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of King County
Boys & Girls Clubs of King County exists to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. With 12 full-service Clubs, 2 teen centers and 26 early learning and child care program sites, the organization is one of the largest of its kind in the nation, serving more than 15,000 members annually. Program areas offered to youth build academic success, healthy lifestyles and good character and citizenship. For more information, visit www.positiveplace.org.

CONTACTS

Media
Lisa Hemphill
Kasey Kahne Racing
704.662.8549 ext. 207
lisa@kkr9.com

Sponsorship & Foursome Packages
David Jessey
FUEL Sports Management Group
704.663.0176
david@fuelsmg.com

Russell Wilson and Kasey Kahne Team Up for The Drive

2014 Marks the Fifth Annual Kasey Kahne Foundation “Five Kahne” 5K

2014 Marks the Fifth Annual Kasey Kahne Foundation “Five Kahne” 5K

The “Five Kahne” has become a premier 5K in the Charlotte running community

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Dec. 13, 2013) – The Kasey Kahne Foundation announced today that the fifth annual “Five Kahne” 5K is set for Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. 2013 showed substantial growth and fierce competition making the 5K one of Charlotte’s premier events.

In 2013, a record 731 runners, including Kasey Kahne, Jimmie Johnson, Casey Mears and other NASCAR stars, participated in the fourth annual Kasey Kahne Foundation “Five Kahne” 5K and Kids Dash presented by Great Clips in Uptown Charlotte on Sunday, Oct. 13, following the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

With a 61 percent increase from last year’s 455 runners, more than $65,000 was raised in 2013 to support youth programs in the local area including Friends of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, which provides grants that fund educational field trips for middle and high school students in career and technical education (CTE) courses and other science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) courses. The Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte is also a beneficiary.

“As the ‘Five Kahne’ continues to gain momentum and popularity as a premier 5K in the community, we are able to raise more awareness and support for the youth of North Carolina,” says Shanon Adams, executive director of the Kasey Kahne Foundation. “This year we saw the biggest increase in participation and funds raised. It is exciting to watch this event continue to grow and have such a meaningful impact on thousands of youth on an annual basis, exposing them to the business behind the sport of NASCAR through exhibits at the NASCAR Hall of Fame.”

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kasey Kahne started the 5K charity run in 2010 with the goal of building an annual event to generate funds for youth causes. During the 2012-2013 school year, 2,012 students from 20 counties across the state traveled to the NASCAR Hall of Fame for an interactive day of learning. Since the partnership between the Kasey Kahne Foundation and Friends of the NASCAR Hall of Fame was created in 2011, approximately 2,587 students have visited the facility as a direct result of these efforts. The Kasey Kahne Foundation is confident the fifth annual 5K in 2014 will be the biggest one yet.

For more information about the Kasey Kahne Foundation and the “Five Kahne” 5K, visit kaseykahnefoundation.org.

Tickets to the NASCAR Hall of Fame can be purchased by calling (877) 231-2010 or at nascarhall.com. Admission is $19.95 for adults, $17.95 for seniors and military, $12.95 for children 5-12 and free for children younger than 5. Memberships are available starting at $25 for children and $50 for adults. The NASCAR Hall of Fame is open daily 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and is closed on Christmas Day. For more details, visit nascarhall.com. Up-to-the-minute updates are available at facebook.com/nascarhall or by following @NASCARHall on Twitter.
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About the NASCAR Hall of Fame
Conveniently located in Uptown Charlotte, N.C., the 150,000-square-foot NASCAR Hall of Fame is an interactive, entertainment attraction honoring the history and heritage of NASCAR. The high-tech venue, designed to educate and entertain race fans and non-fans alike, opened May 11, 2010, and includes artifacts, hands-on exhibits, a 278-person state-of-the-art theater, Hall of Honor, Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant, NASCAR Hall of Fame Gear Shop and NASCAR Media Group-operated broadcast studio. The venue is open 10 a.m.–6 p.m. seven days a week and has an attached parking garage on Brevard Street. The five-acre site also includes a privately developed 19-story office tower and 102,000-square-foot expansion to the Charlotte Convention Center, highlighted by a 40,000 square-foot ballroom. The NASCAR Hall of Fame is owned by the City of Charlotte, licensed by NASCAR and operated by the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority. nascarhall.com

About the Kasey Kahne Foundation
The Kasey Kahne Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c)3, was created by NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne to raise and donate funds to charitable organizations that care for chronically ill children and their families. The foundation is also dedicated to supporting youth platforms, including educational programs. For more information, visit kaseykahnefoundation.org.
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2014 Marks the Fifth Annual Kasey Kahne Foundation “Five Kahne” 5K

KKF on the Local News

Kasey Kahne Foundation brings education to children through racing

By Natalie Pasquarella

CHARLOTTE, N.C. —

After a long race day, Kasey Kahne will have an early morning when he heads to Uptown Charlotte for his annual Five Kahne 5K.

One of the biggest goals of the race is educating local kids about the skills behind racing.

Eyewitness News sat down with the driver of the No. 5 Chevy to find out how he is helping kids learn about science, technology, engineering and math outside of the classroom.

Changing the tires, taking the wheel, studying the engine – it is an interactive approach to learning for high school students from Iredell-Statesville Schools as they step into the NASCAR Hall Of Fame for the first time.

“You get to see the newest technology around,” said Byron Hurt, “We’re actually getting up to date with it, we get to mess with it and play with it and fix everything, and it’s pretty awesome.”

For information on the Five Kahne 5K, click here.

The trip for students from the Career Academy and Technical School in Troutman is one of many made possible by the Kasey Kahne Foundation.

“It’s all about kids and it’s all about trying to give them opportunities,” said Kahne.

Kahne said he has always wanted to help children learn about what goes into racing.

“I just started with my dad, and he taught me about the cars and working on race cars, sprint cars at the time,” said Kahne.

Kahne realized that not many kids get the exposure, so in 2011 he partnered with the NASCAR Hall of Fame to fund educational field trips that focus on science, technology, engineering and math or stem learning.

“I think it’s good, it’s eye opening for them now when they’re young, and maybe they’ll end up you know, wanting to be an engineer, or want to be involved in racing because of some of the things they learn at the hall,” said Kahne.

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2013 Five Kahne Course Map

Check out the 2013 5Kahne course map below.

Click the link for more detailed turn by turn directions. goo.gl/61sdyS


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2013 Five Kahne Course Map

2013 Five Kahne T-Shirt

If you can’t make this years Five Kahne run in Uptown Charlotte but would still like to participate, then you’re in luck. The Twenty Thirteen Five Kahne t-shirts are now available for a $25 donation to the Kasey Kahne Foundation. These are the same light weight athletic shirts that the runners will wear on October 13th.

Shirts ordered by October 1st are guaranteed, and they’ll start shipping the day after the Five Kahne on October 14th.

If you can’t order your shirt by October 1st, a limited supply of shirts and sizes will also be available in the KKR Mooresville store after the run.

Order by selecting the t-shirt only option when you click here

2013 Five Kahne T-Shirt

2013 5K News

Registration Now Open for 2013 Kasey Kahne Foundation Charity Run
“Five Kahne” 5K to support Ronald McDonald House and student field trips to the NASCAR Hall of Fame

CHARLOTTE, N.C.  (June 18, 2013) – Registration is now open for the fourth annual Kasey Kahne Foundation “Five Kahne” 5K and Kid’s Dash presented by Great Clips to be held in Uptown Charlotte on Sunday, Oct. 13 at 10 a.m. The start and finish lines as well as the post-race festival will be at the NASCAR Hall of Fame Plaza on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. between Caldwell and Brevard streets.

Runners, fans, families and spectators are invited to join NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne and other industry celebrities for the 5K run/walk, Kid’s Dash and post-race festival at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Proceeds will benefit the Ronald McDonald House, which provides comfortable accommodations for families of seriously ill children from across the Carolinas receiving medical treatment at local children’s hospitals, and Friends of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, which provides grants that fund educational field trips for students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) courses. “We are thrilled to be able to build on the momentum the last three years has brought to this event,” says Shanon Adams, executive director of the Kasey Kahne Foundation. “We love being able to make each year bigger than the last, which ultimately raises more money for the charities we are passionate to support.”

“With the support of the Kasey Kahne Foundation each year, we’ve been able to provide interactive, hands-on learning opportunities for thousands of students across the state,” says Winston Kelley, executive director of the NASCAR Hall of Fame. “It’s incredibly rewarding to see the lasting impressions the NASCAR Hall of Fame makes on these young minds, who may one day be the future leaders of NASCAR.”

Registration information and fees for the 5K run/walk can be found below and online at www.kaseykahnefoundation.org. The Kid’s Dash will be $5 until Oct. 10, 2013 and $10 on race day at the NASCAR Hall of Fame Plaza.

2013 5K News

KKF 2012 in Review

2012 was such a great year for the Kasey Kahne Foundation. We made wishes come true for many children including Samantha, Sawyer and Dylan. We sent nearly 500 local high school kids to the NASCAR Hall of Fame to learn about STEM. We had over 450 runners and 75 volunteers participate in our largest Five Kahne yet and continue to raise funds to contribute to our major beneficiary, Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte. Nancy and Jimmy from Ohio went on the trip of a lifetime to Miami and the Bahamas as our winners of the “Vacation Like Kasey Kahne” raffle.

Thank you to everyone who supported the Kasey Kahne Foundation. We promise that 2013 will be an even bigger year. If you would like to make a tax deductible donation, we would be honored to put your contribution to work.

KKF 2012 in Review

Students to Benefit From Five Kahne

NASCAR driver’s annual 5K continues to fund field trips to NASCAR Hall of Fame

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 25, 2012) – Marketing students from South Rowan High School were treated to a free field trip to the NASCAR Hall of Fame today compliments of the Kasey Kahne Foundation and NC STEM Learning Network.

More than 70 students visited the entertainment attraction in Uptown Charlotte, N.C. to learn about the business of NASCAR. While touring the four-story educational venue, students also learned about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

The field trip grant was a result of the second annual Kasey Kahne Foundation Five Kahne, which was held on the streets of uptown Charlotte last October following the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. With more than 300 runners, including some NASCAR stars, the event netted $28,000, nearly double what the event raised in its inaugural year.

“We saw tremendous growth in the second year of the Five Kahne, and we are eager to build on that momentum in 2012,” said Shanon Adams, director of the Kasey Kahne Foundation. “We are already planning our third annual run and working to make the event a tradition for the October race weekend in Charlotte, N.C. It is rewarding to watch the local community pull together to help the Kasey Kahne Foundation generate awareness and support for underprivileged youth.”

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kasey Kahne started the 5K charity run in 2010 in hopes of building an annual event to generate funds for youth causes. Through a partnership with the NC STEM Learning Network, proceeds from the run fund grants for educational field trips to the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte also is a beneficiary.

The first field trip funded by this grant program took place in January of 2011. More than 100 seventh-grade students from C.C. Griffin, J.N. Fries and Mt. Pleasant Middle Schools in Cabarrus County enjoyed a day of interactive learning at the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

The 2012 Five Kahne is scheduled for Sunday, October 14. Online registration will open in May. For volunteer opportunities and more information, visit www.kaseykahnefoundation.org.

Students to Benefit From Five Kahne

2012 5K Huge Success

The third annual Kasey Kahne Foundation “FIVE KAHNE” 5K was a huge success! With over 450 registered runners and fantastic sponsors like Great Clips, the Kasey Kahne Foundation was able to raise over $50,000 in 2012 alone – over $125,000 in three years. The overall winner of the 5K was a two-time Olympian and completed the run in 14:22 – a Five Kahne record. Overall winners received prizes complements of Sprint and top finishers in each age group received Von Zipper sunglasses. Several participants entered the Great Clips crazy hair contest with the craziest hair winning free haircuts for a year! We want to thank our volunteers, sponsors, runners and fans for making this the best Five Kahne yet and hope everyone will join us again next year on Sunday October 13, 2013.

2012 5K Huge Success