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Drivers at Bakersfield Speedway will be “Racing For Wishes” to raise money to grant wishes for sick kids in Kern County. Drivers have spent the past few months gathering items to be raffled for the charity and they are planning on raising a significant amount of the funds from a “pass the helmet” event to be held during the races that will bring the drivers into the stands to personally collect donations from the fans.


One driver in particular, little Chloie Jones, 6 years old, who comes from a generation of family members in the racing community, has been travelling to races all over the state raising money for Make-A-Wish. “She collects donations everywhere she goes”, says her Mom, Tiffanie. “She asked me how she could help out sick kids that she had heard about. She wanted to be a part of something that was going to help these kids’ wishes come true.”


The Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Central California grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy.  The Make-A-Wish Foundation is the largest wish-granting charity in the world, with 64 chapters in the United States and its territories.


The Central California chapter has granted over 1,400 wishes since its inception in 1986.  Every dollar raised in our area stays local to grant the wishes of children in Central California.  A wish experience is often more than a dream come true:  It’s the catalyst that rekindles the wish child’s belief in themselves and the promise of their future.