F3 DRIVER JOHN PAUL SOUTHERN JR RACES FOR THE KIDS THIS WEEKEND AT PITT RACE
Southern raises funds for University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
WAMPUM, PENNSYLVANIA (June 21, 2019)- Ohio-native John Paul Southern Jr. is racing for more than points this weekend at Pittsburgh International Race Complex. The 17-year-old will wheel his No. 61 Southern Motorsports F3 Americas Championship Powered by Honda car around the 2.8-mile PITT Race circuit in effort to raise awareness and funds for University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital in Cleveland. All donations earned through the three-round race weekend will be donated to benefit the children who visit there.
Southern spent some time in the nationally-ranked pediatric hospital throughout his childhood. The help he received from UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital inspired him to give back to the facility.
“I’m very excited to be able to give back to University Hospitals and Rainbow Babies after all they’ve done for me,” Southern said. “They helped me get to where I am now and if feels amazing being able to give back and help those in need.”
With the help of Pittsburgh International Race Complex, who sponsors Southern, the UH logo and Rainbow insignia will brighten the black livery of Southern’s Ligier JS F3 car for the upcoming race weekend June 21-23.
Fans can make a traditional monetary donation or have some fun and make a pledge based on Southern’s finishing results.
“Our goal is to raise $3000 this weekend,” said Southern. “Ligier Automotive kicked off the fund raising and now we’ve raised more than $1400 so far. With the help from our passionate and caring fans, I am confident we can reach our goal.”
UH Children’s Hospital was founded more than 125 years ago with the desire to help children from Cleveland’s neighborhoods grow strong and healthy. Since then, the program has expanded into the