FOR THOSE WHO MAKE THE WORLD BETTER
Stanley Black & Decker is committed to strong communities. We’ve long viewed community engagement as both a responsibility and a privilege, and that’s why we’re proud to highlight an important, long running program that helps support some very special children.
As part of our Racing for a Miracle program, STANLEY pledged $1M to the Children’s Miracle Network if Daniel Suarez in the No. 19 Toyota Camry won his race at Kansas Speedway. At a minimum, STANLEY committed $100,000 to help children get the medical care they need. NASCAR fans were on the edge of their seats as Daniel ran in the top ten all day.
After a great performance, Daniel crossed the finish line in 7th, matching his career-best Cup Series finish. He now sits in 19th place in the NASCAR point standings.
“It was a good race,” said Daniel. “While I’m disappointed that we did not win $1 Million for the children, I’m still very proud of the way that we raced and our team did a great job.”
In support of the kids, STANLEY still donated $100,000 through the Ace Hardware Foundation to Children's Miracle Networks. The program has contributed over a million dollars since its inception to help member hospitals. STANLEY has been running the program for ten years, and that’s one of the reasons we’re proud to have this brand in our family.
Leading up to the race on Saturday, Daniel and the STANLEY Racing Team toured the local Pediatrics Unit at The University of Kansas Health System, a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, and met many of the young patients admitted there.
Daniel meets with children from the University of Kansas Health System
The team also met four very special children who served as “Honorary Pit Crew Members” of the No. 19 team throughout the weekend. The kids from the University of Kansas Medical Children’s Hospital enjoyed a once-in-a-lifetime experience driving around Kansas Speedway during warm-ups and watching the race live on the sidelines with the pit crew.
Honorary Pit Crew Members: Caleb Morain, Ricky Ramire, Tim Deeths & Joe Tillery
“This program truly exemplifies our purpose,” said Mike Simpson, Chief Marketing Officer, Stanley Black & Decker. “We are for those who make the world more hopeful. It’s an honor to continue this partnership with the ACE Hardware Foundation and Joe Gibbs Racing to support such a worthy cause. We’ll be back on the track next year and aiming for a win!”