Ken Hartsock, Vice President & General Manager, Toshiba Business Solutions, Indiana and Dwayne McCoy, Little Star Center Controller, proudly display one of the autographed bowling pins their team earned at the Jeff Gordon Bowling Tournament, a fundraiser to benefit the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation Pediatric Cancer Research Fund at Riley Hospital and the Wells Center for Pediatric Research at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Toshiba will be Little Star’s neighbor in the new expansion space for Middle Star and Early learners.
The annual event was held July 26 at Western Bowl in Indianapolis. Toshiba is a corporate sponsor with Hendrick Motorsports, which fields Jeff Gordon’s NASCAR team.
“As it turned out, Dwayne was the ‘ringer’ on our team, the clutch bowler that pulled us out of the hole,” said Ken. “Had it not been for his help, we would not have ended up in the Victory Lane with Jeff Gordon.”
Dwayne said,” I am grateful to Ken and his team for giving me the opportunity to take part in such a wonderful event. The real winners of the night were the children impacted by the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation. It was a lot of fun.”
The Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation created a $1 million endowment to fund research conducted in partnership between Riley Hospital and the Wells Center for Pediatric Research at the Indiana University School of Medicine. The endowment fund will provide vital resources for Riley Hospital/Indiana University School of Medicine researchers seeking to impact treatments, therapies and cures. Since its first gift in 2001, The Jeff Gordon Foundation has given Riley more than $1.58 million. The Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation and Riley Hospital for Children have a longstanding relationship built on mutual respect and honor.
“Toshiba has been an active supporter of the tournament for many years,” said Ken. “We truly have a tug on our hearts to give back to the community on a local level. We are very fortunate to be in a position to contribute and look forward to partnering with Little Star in future events.”