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Haas announces collaboration with Starlight Children’s Foundation

Haas posted that they are announcing a partnership with StarLight Children’s Foundation in USA. The aim is to provide support and respite to the seriously ill children and their families in hospital.

Filmmaker Peter Samuelson and actress Emma Samms established the StarLight Children’s Foundation in 1982. The aplastic anemia-related death of Samms’ 8-year-old brother inspired them to do so. Steven Spielberg serves as the Chairman Emeritus of the organisation.

Through Starlight’s global network of more than 700 children’s hospitals and other community health partners, the activities are directly offered to children. Los Angeles, California serves as the home hub for Starlight Children’s Foundation.

Guenther Steiner, Team Principal of the Haas F1, and Pietro Fittipaldi, Official Reserve Driver kicked off the campaign. They visited some of the youngsters receiving treatment at the Levine Children’s Hospital of Atrium Health, which is adjacent to the team’s US base in Charlotte, North Carolina.

To introduce many to the world of Formula 1, Steiner and Fittipaldi raced the present kids in Scalextric slot cars. Ryan Seacrest Studios, managed by the hospital, provided the cars. It is a special place where kids can study, play, and host their own shows that are broadcast to patients’ rooms.

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The Aim and Agenda

Haas F1 Team and Starlight will collaborate on a number of synergies to advance the goals of the nonprofit. At US race events, staff members—including drivers and important representatives—will visit nearby children’s hospitals. At standout races, the team will run a special for patients’ families to attend races for an experience away from the hospital.

Children will have access to live Q&A sessions and courses with staff all year long. It will allow them to fully immerse themselves in the world of motorsport with a concentration on STEM disciplines. The association will expand across USA. Future announcements will include larger projects aimed at assisting hospitals in multiple states.

Pietro Fittipaldi, the official reserve driver for the Haas F1 Team, said:“It was truly an honor to meet the children and families at Levine Children’s Hospital,”

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