Bullring drivers visit local kids at pediatric clinic

By LVMS Public Relations intern Janae Melvin

Three drivers who compete in the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series at the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway visited the Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center of Nevada's pediatric clinic for children with bleeding disorders.

Drivers Randy Bowman (Thunder Roadster), Gary Wyatt (Bullring Bomber) and Dustin Ash (Legends Car) spent the afternoon signing autographs for the children and allowing them to climb into their cars to take pictures and experience what it's like to sit behind the wheel of a race car.

"I enjoying meeting people and allowing the kids to see things they may not normally see," said Bowman. "It's a chance to give back the community. It's a win-win situation for everyone."

"It¿s fun to come out here and help the kids take their mind off their illness," said Ash.

"I did this for the kids," said Wyatt. "It¿s a way to help the community and give back to it."

Founded in 1997, The Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center of Nevada offers diagnosis and management for individuals of Nevada with inherited or acquired bleeding disorders including hemophilia, von Willebrand's disease and platelet disorder.

"This day means so much to the kids," said Liz White, Medical Administrative Assistant of the clinic. "We would be lost without the drivers and this day. This makes it easier on the kids having to spend two hours in a doctors office. The kids ask every year when the drivers are coming back."

For more information regarding bleeding disorders please contact the Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center of Nevada at (702) 385-2702 or visit www.htcnevada.org.