Started in 1999 by Reverend Zoeller of the Zoeller Ministries in Fort Myers, Florida, the non-profit group gifts terminally sick kids and their families with a weekend of racing at Sebring International Raceway in Central Florida. The PBOC Porsche and BMW Owners Club have been working with Zoeller Ministries for the past two decades to turn this program into reality.
Terminally sick kids, often with untreatable cancers, and their families are flown to Sebring with hotel accommodations and meals provided free of charge for the weekend.
To make it more fun and unforgettable for everyone, HGreg Lux, a luxury automobile dealership located in Pompano Beach, Florida, and Foreign Affairs Motorsport will bring exotic Porsches and race-prepped vehicles to Sebring. A Porsche 911 RWB, a custom-built Porsche 911 Outlaw, a couple of Radical racecars and Porsche GT3/GT4s will be used to provide rides to the children in attendance.
Jared Varela, Service Manager at Foreign Affairs Motorsport, explains why this means so much to him and his crew, “We’ve known Reverend Zoeller for over two decades and participated in Kids Racing for Life just as long now. And seeing how this program has given so many terminally kids around the country so much hope and power to continue to live, we really want to continue to support their cause and make a difference in a child’s life. Having the opportunity to participate in this program is a huge honor for me and Foreign Affairs Motorsport.”
There is still time if you want to sign up for the event as a driver. To sign up as a driver, visit PBOC’s website.
For donations, please contact Reverend Steven Zoeller (RaceRev@RaceRev.com). The program needs donors for expenses related to lodging, transporting and feeding the kids and their families for the event. A $500 donation can sponsor a family of four for the event. This includes hotel for two nights, t-shirts, and meals. The event this year is expecting 50 to 100 families.