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Ace & TJ’s Grin 2nd Annual Karting for Kids is Back!

Clich Here to Save the Date and Reserve Your Spot!

Ace & TJ’s 2nd Annual Karting for Kids – Tuesday, May 8th, 2018
 
Our endurance karting challenge that takes place May 8th, 2018 at GoPro Motorplex with Ace, TJ and their special guests. Each group will consist of teams of 2-7drivers, with a minimum of 7 required driver changes throughout the race. Prior to racing, all teams will be briefed on the format for the event, along with a few tips on how they may want to approach strategy ahead of practice and the race itself.
 
During practice, teams will have 45 minutes to get comfortable with the track and the karts, as well as practice driver changes and determine who will drive which stints. The race will be 90 minutes long, and driver changes will take place at predetermined intervals. The team that completes the most laps wins! A podium awards ceremony for the top 3 teams will be held after the race.
 
Each Team and Individual reservation includes:
• 45 minutes of practice and qualifying.
• 90 minutes of racing action.
• Dinner provided by a local Charlotte eatery.
 
Event Timeline:
• 3:00 pm – Pre-practice sessions will be available. ($20 each session)
• 4:30 pm – Driver’s meeting
• 5:00 pm – 45 minutes of practice and qualifying.
• 5:45 pm – Dinner and a word from Ace, TJ and a very special Grin Kid.
• 7:00 pm – 90 minutes of racing action.
• 8:45 pm – Victory Lane ceremonies.
 
INDIVIDUAL RACE TICKET – $100.00**
The INDIVIDUAL ticket includes admission for ONE person to drive in the endurance race (main event) and in the pre-race qualifying round.
Individual ticket holders will be combined with other individual ticket holders to form one seven person team. Team participants will not all be driving at the same time. There is only one kart per team. The Endurance Race format is designed to employ strategy and driver switch outs.
 
ENDURANCE TEAM – $500**
The ENDURANCE TEAM package will consist of teams of 2-7drivers, with a minimum of 7 required driver changes throughout the race. This package includes admission for UP TO SEVEN individuals to drive in the Enduro race (main event) and in the pre-race qualifying round.
 
Contact us for information on Sponsorship Availability.
 
**Prices increase April 1st!

Thank you for supporting Ace & TJ’s Grin Kids and joining us in our #GivingTuesdayCLT campaign! With your donations, and the incredible support from Aaron’s, Inc – The Carolinas Division, Sun Up Cafe, and Rock Bottom Brewery and Restaurant, we were able to raise over $10,000. This will allow us to provide 24 seats for our incredible Grin Kids on our 2018 Grin Kids Express headed to Walt Disney World in October, 2018!

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Smashburger Park Rd Presents Check

WOW!!!

Wow!! Our friends at Smashburger, Park Rd location presented an $8,500.00 check from their “Pay What You Want” fundraiser on Sept 26th. They’ve been an INCREDIBLE partner & their generosity is unmatched! We’re looking forward to many more opportunities to work with them again!

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Giving Tuesday Results are Here!

Giving Tuesday Results are Here!

Thank you for supporting Ace & TJ’s Grin Kids and joining us in our #GivingTuesdayCLT campaign! With your donations, and the incredible support from Aaron’s, Inc – The Carolinas Division, Sun Up Cafe, and Rock Bottom Brewery and Restaurant, we were able to raise over $10,000. This will allow us to provide 24 seats for our incredible Grin Kids on our 2018 Grin Kids Express headed to Walt Disney World in October, 2018!

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Grin Kids Are Ready to Make Lasting Memories

Ace & TJ’s Grin Kids Are Ready to Make Lasting Memories at the 18th-Annual Walt Disney World Trip
Families to embark on once-in-a-lifetime all-expenses paid vacation

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Sept. 18, 2017) – Ace and TJ’s Grin Kids, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity designed to enhance the lives of terminally ill and chronically disabled children, will embark on magical vacation at Walt Disney World from Oct. 4 – 8, 2017.

This year, 32 children between the ages of five and 12 will enjoy the five-day all expenses paid trip to Walt Disney World along with their families. The Grin Kids are scheduled to depart Wednesday, Oct. 4 from Concord Regional Airport at 2 p.m. EST, where the Grin Kids will participate in a fun, family-friendly sendoff to celebrate the special day. In attendance will be local mascots, firefighters and police officers along with the mayors of Cornelius and Concord. Other entertainment will be on-site to celebrate with the Grin Kids and their families, including radio station 96.1 playing the children’s favorite music throughout the celebration. After the sendoff party, the families will fly to Orlando, Fla. using Miami Air, whose plane will comfortably seat the 168 attendees.

“We’ve been anxiously awaiting this trip all year. It’s such a tremendous experience for everyone involved, from me and TJ, to the children and their families, to the volunteers who come to help make this a memorable trip,” said Ace, co-founder of Grin Kids.

“We are so lucky to have this opportunity every year, and it wouldn’t be possible without the support of our listeners, local communities and partners like Jersey Mike’s and Speedway Children’s Charities. There’s nothing better than seeing the Grin Kid’s faces light up with joy during our time at Disney World,” added TJ, co-founder of Grin Kids.

Families for this year’s trip will come from all over the Southeast, including the Carolinas, Alabama, Virginia and Tennessee. All members of a Grin Kid’s immediate family are invited to participate in the trip, and many families come home with new relationships that often bond them together for life.

“Wow – we can’t thank you all enough for choosing our family. You allowed us to have a real vacation – a break from reality, doctors’ appointments, therapy treatments, and hospitals. You also allowed us to meet new families whose journey is similar to ours – they are now our friends!” said a 2016 Grin Kids family member.

Upon arriving in Florida, the families will travel together on buses to their Walt Disney World hotel and settle in their rooms at Port Orleans before their annual pool party. The following days will consist of planned special events and free time for the families to explore the parks on their own.

To find out more information about the Ace and TJ’s Grin Kids charity or make a donation visit www.grinkids.org.

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Breakfast with Santa is a Huge Success

What a way to kick off the holiday season! Breakfast with Santa sponsored by Aaron’s Inc. and Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery was an amazing success. Huge thank you to Choice Photo Studios for capturing some amazing smiles from all of our kiddos. Our plush animals were a big hit given out by Chance from PetSmart Charities. Thank you Sharp Business Systems & Channel 961 for your partnership! 

 

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Ballas Chiropractic Supports Ace & TJ’s Grin Kids

Ballas Chiropractic once again spent the past year supporting Ace & TJ’s Grin Kids through their office in Huntersville, NC.  Huge shout out to the entire staff who have continued make dreams come true for Grin Kids throughout the last few years! 

 

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