Greg Pearce Named to Ace & TJ’s Grin Kids Board of Directors

Mooresville, NC (May 29, 2018) – Ace & TJ’s Grin Kids announced today the newest addition to their 2018-2019 Board of Directors with the appointment of Greg Pearce.

Pearce is Vice President, Life at Financial Independence Group and an Investment Advisor Representative of Alphastar Capital Management. He brings over 15 years of insurance and marketing experience to independent financial advisors all over the United States. Pearce specializes in helping successful advisors dramatically increase their life insurance production through one-on-one consultation and coaching.

Pearce’s extensive experience covers nearly all facets of the financial services industry – from life producer and wholesaler to investment sales and marketing. By leveraging his expertise and FIG’s vast resources, Pearce’s partners are able to spend more time in front of their most valued clients and prospects and less time with back office issues. Pearce currently holds the FINRA Series 6, 63 and 65 licenses, CLTC designation, along with state licenses for life, health, variable products and long-term care.

Pearce has longtime ties to the NASCAR community and was formerly the Director of Marketing of the NASCAR Racing Experience and owner of Racing Grafix. During his tenure, Pearce worked with many non-profit and charitable foundations including Garth Brooks’ Teammates for Kids, the Jimmie Johnson Foundation and Doug Herbert’s B.R.A.K.E.S.

“Kids have always had a special place in my heart and to see the magic in the eyes these Grin Kids is truly amazing,” states Pearce. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with a firstclass organization and look forward to helping give these kids and their families a once-in-alifetime experience.”

“Drawing on his years of experience in sales and marketing, as well as the nonprofit community, Greg will provide fresh insights into our board as we continue to transform and grow our charity,” said Liana Weller, Executive Director of Grin Kids.

As a graduate and former lacrosse player at the University of Richmond, Greg is passionate about the Spiders and coaching youth sports. Most weekends, when not volunteering for Grin Kids, Greg can be found on a court or a field somewhere in the Southeast either coaching or cheering on his two daughters.

The 2018-2019 Ace & TJ’s Grin Kids Board of Directors are: Co-Chairman, Ritchie Beams; CoChairman, David Cannon; Treasurer, Even Krysa; Tonya Watts; David Keech; Jason Newsome; Greg Pearce, and Haley Stutzman.

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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.
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.
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!