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Second Annual Celebrity Go-Kart Grand Prix Raises More Than $70,000 to Benefit Von’s Vision
Posted By:  Sean Cox
Sunday, June 26, 2016

DENVER(June 22, 2016) – Super Bowl 50 MVP, Von Miller, and presenting sponsor, barkTHINS, welcomed 45 racers to K1 Speed Denver on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 for his Second Annual Celebrity Go-Kart Grand Prix, raising more than $70,000 to benefit Von’s Vision.blog

The foundation provides low-income Denver children with the eye care and corrective eyewear needed to be their best in the classroom and in life. Proceeds from the evening will help fund community outreach programs, such as Von’s Vision Day. Von’s Vision Day provides free screenings and if needed, free eye exams and corrective eye wear.

Since the inception of Von’s Vision in 2012, Von has helped low-income Denver children to see a brighter future.

For one afternoon only, celebrity drivers, including Bradley Roby (Broncos), Tony Jerod-Eddie (49ers), Cyrus Gray (Broncos), Brandon McManus (Broncos), Earl Thomas III (Seahawks), Darius Kilgo (Broncos), Kenny Ananuki (Brandon), Juwan Thompson (Broncos), JJ Lane (Bachelorette Season 11) and joined Miller on the racetrack to benefit Von’s cause.

In addition to head-to-head racing with Miller and other NFL players, racers indulged in some of Denver’s best food trucks, such as 5280 Sliders, Simply Pizza, and BTO Self Serve Yogurt, walked away with souvenir tee shirts and swag bags full of goodies.

Mike Evans of 104.3 The Fan served as the emcee for the afternoon, which included a Championship Cup presentation to Jason Wilton of Team Opportune.

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