In case you're looking for something to do on Sunday, May 23rd, let me recommend this: Taylor's Finish Line Festival, at the Z Max Dragway at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Tickets are $25 and all the money goes to Levine's Children Hospital and Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Taylor Gibbs is the son of J.D. and Melissa Gibbs and the grandson of Joe Gibbs, the former Washington Redskins coach and current NASCAR owner. Now 5, at age 2 he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Here's an excellent story about what happened after that by our own Meghan Cooke.
Joe Gibbs retired from coaching the Washington Redskins after the 2007 season, citing the pull of family obligations. Nothing weighed on his mind as heavily as Taylor -- he wanted to be close to his family in the Charlotte area instead of up in Washington, worrying about what was happening to Taylor.
Taylor's doing great now, which is wonderful news. This festival is to celebrate that fact, and to raise some money for two very worthy causes. Go if you can.
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