SOVREN Guild Kart Challenge Raises $57K for Seattle Children’s!

04 Jul

Now in its fifth edition, the SOVREN Guild Kart Challenge made its return to PGP on Friday, June 18th.  The annual event benefiting Seattle Children’s Hospital has become a mainstay in the summer calendar at PGP.  The racing action this year was as hotly contested as ever.  With 100% of the proceeds from the race being donated directly to Seattle Children’s Hospital, the real winners are truly the children. This year’s race saw 18 teams and nearly 80 drivers battle wheel-to-wheel over the course of the 2-hour endurance race. In the end it was one of the Team Seattle entries, driven by Don Kitch, Maurice Shawver, Andrew Evans and Kevin Janders, completing 81 laps who took the victory.  With the win, Team Seattle earned a spot on the popular perpetual Helmet Trophy.  Their names will be added to list of past victors in the event.  As a member of the winning team in 2013 as well, Kevin Janders also became the first two-time winner in the event’s history.  
 
The most coveted spot on the trophy, reserved for the team bringing in the most donations, went to another Team Seattle entry, Team Seattle-Valve Karting,  bringing in that top honor.
 
An extremely generous matching donation of $20,000 from Jackson Dean Construction brought this year’s event total to over $57,000.  This brings the event’s five-year total to nearly  $250,000!
  
PGP and the SOVREN Guild would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone involved in making this year’s event a huge success and we look forward to making the 2015 Kart Challenge an even bigger success for Seattle Children’s!
 

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