Seven-year-old 'Mini' Timmy Tyrrell has raised over $50,000 for pediatric cancer to help the families of those children.
Now, he's back at it again, hosting a kickball tournament with a purpose right here in Manassas.
Mini’s Mission “Burn Rubber to Help Another” will host more than 13 kickball teams at the E.G. Smith Baseball Fields in Manassas to benefit Kick-It/Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation. All monies raised will go directly to children’s cancer research.
Kick It is a grassroots national fundraising movement to kick cancer out of every childhood with participants such as NASCAR, Washington Capitals, Washington Wizards, Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns, Dallas Stars, Florida Panthers, Serena Williams and many more, according to the release.
For more information about Kick It, visit http://www.kick-it.org/events/minis-mission-kickball-tournament.
Meet the Child behind Mini’s Mission
Mini, at age 6, decided that he wanted to help children with cancer after his friend, Ella, was diagnosed with a brain tumor. After witnessing her battle and the financial difficulties that come with having a child with cancer, Mini became determined to start raising money and bring awareness to pediatric cancer through his go kart racing.
Mini's Mission gained national attention after being featured on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams and CNN. After being featured, Mini and four time NASCAR Champion Jeff Gordon have joined forces in the race to beat childhood cancer.
Please stop by and visit with Mini to learn more about this grassroots movement called Kick It, the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation and the immediate need to put pediatric cancer to the forefront. This community event will also have a fire truck, police vehicles, race cars and much more.
For more information about Mini's Mission, visit www.minismission.com