CONCORD, N.C. -- Chase Elliott and his Hendrick Motorsports teammates will don special shoes for this weekend's race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
For the third consecutive year, the Chase Elliott Foundation is partnering with the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (CHILDREN'S) for the "DESI9N TO DRIVE" art collaboration.
CHILDREN'S is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. In its first two years, the "DESI9N TO DRIVE" program has raised over $70,000 for the CHILDREN'S summer camp program.
"My teammates and I always look forward to wearing these 'DESI9N TO DRIVE' racing shoes as we know how much it means to the patients and their families at CHILDREN'S," Elliott said. "The fun part is picking the designs and then meeting with the patient later and hearing what inspired their design."
Designs were submitted by four patients -- 13-year-old Ethan Daniels, 9-year-old Caroline Lehman, 16-year-old Michael Rhone and 8-year-old Alivia Calvert -- after which the four Hendrick Motorsports teammates picked the designs they would wear.
The children's designs were influenced by this year's sketch theme, "big dreams" and were replicated onto Alpinestars shoes.
All four teammates will wear the specially designed shoes for this weekend's race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, after which they will be signed and placed for auction on the NASCAR Foundation online site over the course of nine days (Feb. 21 - March 2). The proceeds will benefit CHILDREN'S.
For more information, visit ChaseElliott.com/foundation.