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Von Miller's First Annual Celebrity Go-Kart Grand Prix ​Brings Out 20 Celebs to Race for a Good Cause
Thursday, June 18, 2015

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 Von Miller's First Annual Celebrity Go-Kart Grand Prix 
Brings Out 20 Celebs to Race for a Good Cause 
Event Raises Nearly $40,000 for Von's Vision 

 DENVER – (June 15, 2015) – Denver Broncos’ Linebacker Von Miller and 21 Bronco celebrity racers were busy at The Track at Centennial Monday, June 15, for Miller's First Annual Celebrity Go-Kart Grand Prix. 

 

For one afternoon only, Denver Broncos Kenny AnunikeLerentee McCray, Brandon Marshall, Gerald Rivers, Shane Ray, Ben Garland,Lamin Barrow, Daivid Burton Jr., Kayvon Webster, Brandon McManus, Shaquil Barrett, Steven Johnson, Josh Bush, David Burton, Brandon McManus, Danny Trevathan and Ronnie Hillman joined Miller to trade the football field for the racetrack to benefit Von’s cause. Racers joined sponsored teams at this private, sold out event to raise money for Von's Vision. 

 

In addition to head-to-head racing with Miller and his Broncos teammates, racers indulged in some of Denver’s best food trucks, such as Simply Pizza5280 Sliders, and BTO Self-Serve Froyo and walked away with souvenir tee shirts and swag bags full of goodies. The Go-Kart Grand Prix was made possible with generous sponsors GTRI, Citrix, and Pepsi. 

 

The foundation's mission is to provide low-income Denver children with the eyecare and corrective eyewear needed to be their best in the classroom and in life. Next up, Von will host Back to School Vision Day to provide 300 pre-selected Denver students in need with eye exams and eyewear to start the school year right. For more information about Von’s Visionthe Go-Kart Grand Prix, and Von's Vison Day, please visit vonsvision.org. 

 

Founded in 2013 

The mission of Von’s Vision is to provide low-income Denver children with the eyecare and corrective eyewear they need to be their best in the classroom and in life. For more information, please visit vonmiller.org. 

 

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Contact: Annie Butler/ annie.butler@prolanthropy.net / 513-600-6930

 

 

 





 
 

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Why

IMPACT

According to a 2012 study titled “The Social and Economic Impact of Poor Vision” conducted by The Boston Consulting Group and Essilor, 30% of children experience...

NEED

According to recent data collected by Von’s Vision, 38% of children in the United States need some form of vision correction. Three out of every ten children under six years old...

WHY

As a child, Von remembers times when we went to school without glasses or was made, fun of because of his glasses. Without glasses, it was impossible to see, impossible to...

ENRICH THE LIVES OF INDIVIDUALS
AND FAMILIES IN NEED.

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