Sunrise residential living clients enjoy a day at the races


Clients from Sunrise Children’s Services’ Cumberland Adventure Program (CAP) residential living facility got a view of life in the fast lane–from a safe distance–on Sept. 24. Kentucky Raceway Ministries (KRM) donated tickets so that boys from the Bronston, Kentucky facility could enjoy the Xfinity race at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta. The Sept. 24 race is part of a NASCAR-sponsored series held at race tracks around the country.

The boys enjoyed getting an “insider’s view” of the NASCAR life. After the race, they had their pictures taken sitting behind the wheel of a genuine race car. They also were given a tour of the Kentucky Speedway and met some of the drivers.

“We are very grateful to our friends at Kentucky Raceway Ministries for their thoughtful and generous gift,” said Jake Pelfrey, Sunrise regional area director for Northern Kentucky. “The boys in our care are tremendously excited about this unique opportunity. Kentucky Raceway Ministries’ spiritual commitment to our mission and devotion to kids in crisis is an inspiration to all of us at Sunrise.”

Kentucky Raceway Ministries is a non-profit Christian organization dedicated to sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with race fans, and communities throughout our area. KRM is a locally based, interdenominational ministry that serves as the official fan outreach of the Kentucky Speedway. Located in Sparta, Kentucky, KRM’s volunteers and chaplains minister to fans, employees and staff at the track.

“This has been the best day I’ve had since I’ve been here, and I’ve been with Sunrise seven-and-a-half months,” said Kris, a Sunrise client.

Written by Chris Jones, Sunrise Associate Director of Communications.

Jake Pelfrey