NASCAR driver, Sage Fruit promote healthy children

06/21/2013 05:29:00 PM
Chris Koger

A day devoted to promoting healthy children in the heart of Washington State’s apple country featured a familiar face to NASCAR fans.

NASCAR driver and Sage Fruit Co. promoter Kasey Kahne on June 20 visited ChildrenCourtesy Sage FruitNASCAR driver and Sage Fruit Co. promoter Kasey Kahne on June 20 visited Children's Village, which helps Yakima, Wash.-area children with special needs. The day also featured other activities, and ended at the Yakima Valley Speedway. Participants included the Kuhlmann familly: Tanya (from left), Tristan, Kahne, Greg and Ashley.Washington native Kasey Kahne, whose race car features Sage Fruit Co. LLC’s logo, joined the fruit company June 20 for a series of activities dedicated to children.

The first stop was at Children’s Village, which provides services to children with health care needs, according to a news release. Tristan Kuhlmann and Carlee Ritch, two children from the facility, joined Kahne and Sage Fruit officials at a barbecue dinner hosted by the fruit company.

Kane also met with children involved in the ACT (Actively Changing Together) program, which aims to help overweight children and their families to permanent lifestyle changes. Sage Fruit is a partner in the 12-week program, according to the release.

Yakima’s mayor, Micah Cawley, proclaimed June 20 as “Kasey Kahne Healthy Kids Day.”

The day ended at the Yakima Valley Speedway.

“We were so excited and honored that Kasey took time out of his busy schedule to share in this day with us,” said Kaci Komstadius, social media director at Sage Fruit. “His presence helped create so many wonderful memories for the people in attendance. ... We cannot think of a better role model to represent our company.”



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