CARMEL, Ind. (WISH) — As the countdown to the Indianapolis 500 continues, some IndyCar drivers took part in a different kind of race Monday.
The #Horsepower500 raises money for The Children’s TherAplay Foundation. The organization provides equine-assisted physical and occupational therapies for children with special needs.
Several drivers including WISH-TV’s own driver-analyst Graham Rahal participated. The drivers were teamed up with a child currently receiving treatment.
Rahal said, “It’s special. We really just come out here and look like fools for a little bit, put a smile on these kids’ faces. They’re competitive, too. David came running down, giving me a high-five. We almost won. We were like a foot short. It’s great to be here.”
Funds raised Monday will help support the organization and help rehab the facility at 9919 Towne Road.
.@GrahamRahal and David are on Team Chewbacca (Chewy to his friends) in the #Horsepower500 Presented by @FifthThird this year.
The bank donated $20k to @ChldrnTherAplay in 2018 and has done so again. They had been involved with the organization for 15 years.#Horsepower500 pic.twitter.com/UAAjrboJOm — Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (@RLLracing) May 6, 2019
.@GrahamRahal and David made a formidable team in the #Horsepower500! David’s carrot handoff was pure magic! ? @ChldrnTherAplay Presented by @FifthThird pic.twitter.com/hYHHdajbXJ— Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (@RLLracing) May 6, 2019