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Westlake Ace Hardware becomes pit stop for fans in Kansas City


Kansas City (MO) - April 26, 2017 – Start your engines and drive down to your local participating Westlake Ace Hardware over the next two weekends for the chance to get an inside look at the No. 19 STANLEY Toyota Camry piloted by Daniel Suárez of the Joe Gibbs Racing team. The show car will make special appearances at several Westlake Ace Hardware stores in conjunction with the Ace Hardware Foundation “Racing for a Miracle” fundraising campaign that benefits Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals. Consumers are invited to participate in the in-store fundraising activities benefitting local CMN partner, KU Pediatrics at The University of Kansas Medical Center.

“Racing for a Miracle” is the most successful and longest-running campaign in NASCAR that benefits patients of CMN Hospitals. The mission of this unique collaboration is to drive awareness of saving and improving the lives of children by supporting local children’s hospitals.

Suárez and the No.19 team will race at the Kansas Speedway on May 13 during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Go Bowling 400. If Suárez wins, STANLEY will donate $1 million to CMN Hospitals through the Ace Hardware Foundation. 

Car Appearance Dates and Locations

Saturday, April 29; 10 a.m. – Noon Westlake Ace Hardware 10130 E. #350 Hwy Raytown, MO 64138 P: 816-353-6120
Saturday, April 29; 1:30 a.m. – 3:30 pm Westlake Ace Hardware 103 S. 291 Hwy Lee’s Summit, MO 64063 P: 816-525-4227
Sunday, April 30;10 a.m. - Noon Westlake Ace Hardware 415 E. 24 Hwy Independence, MO 64050 P: 816-254-0411
Sunday, April 30; 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Westlake Ace Hardware 918 SW 7 HWY Blue Springs, MO 64015 P: 816-224-6262

Saturday, May 6; 10 a.m. - Noon Westlake Ace Hardware 1020 W 103rd St. Kansas City, MO 64114 P: 816-941-8922
Saturday, May 6; 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Westlake Ace Hardware 7821 West 151st St. Overland Park, KS 66223 P: 816-941-8922
Sunday, May 7; 10 a.m. - Noon Westlake Ace Hardware 157A Crown Hill Road Excelsior Springs, MO 64024 P: 816-630-2770
Sunday, May 7; 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Westlake Ace Hardware 5945 NE Antioch Rd. Gladstone, MO 64119 P: 816-454-9900

Media Contact: Susan Shank | Westlake Ace Hardware - 816-536.5746 | sshank@mprg.biz

About the Ace Hardware Foundation

As the official charitable division of Ace Hardware Corporation, the Ace Hardware Foundation helps enhance the vision of being the “Helpful Place” in local communities across the country and around the globe through charitable giving. The Ace Foundation provides support and philanthropic opportunities to its consumers, retail store owners, vendors and team members to give back to local communities through fundraising efforts for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and American Red Cross Disaster Relief.

About Westlake Ace Hardware

Westlake has been in operation for more than 100 years and currently has 98 neighborhood hardware stores in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico. It has been part of the Ace hardware distribution network since 1959, and a wholly owned Ace subsidiary since 2012. Westlake is the largest member of the Ace Hardware Cooperative, giving its customers access to more than 70,000 products—both in-store and by special order—to help them complete numerous household and lawn and garden projects. For more information about Westlake, please visit www.westlakehardware.com.

About Ace Hardware

For more than 90 years, Ace Hardware has been known as the place with the helpful hardware folks in thousands of neighborhoods across America, providing customers with a more personal kind of helpful. In 2016, Ace ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Home Improvement Retail Stores, Ten Years in a Row," according to J.D. Power. With more than 5,000 hardware stores locally owned and operated across the globe, Ace is the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the world. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Ill., Ace and its subsidiaries operate an expansive network of distribution centers in the U.S. and also have distribution capabilities in Ningbo, China; Colon, Panama; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Its retailers' stores are located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and approximately 60 countries. For more information on Ace, visit acehardware.com or visit our newsroom at newsroom.acehardware.com.

About Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity’s Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children’s hospitals need community support, identify your member hospital and learn how you can Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are, at CMNHospitals.org and facebook.com/CMNHospitals.

About KU Pediatrics

KU Pediatrics, in conjunction with the University of Kansas Medical Center and the University of Kansas Health System, provides the medical care and leading-edge research needed to treat children today and find the treatments for tomorrow. Since 1985, KU Pediatrics has partnered with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals to raise funds and provide families with the best care possible. Through various partners and events, funds raised stay local and are utilized for immediate medical care, equipment, and pediatric research initiatives. 

About Stanley Black & Decker

Stanley Black & Decker, an S&P 500 company, is a diversified global provider of hand tools, power tools and related accessories, mechanical access solutions and electronic security solutions, engineered fastening systems, and more. The company's Stanley Healthcare Solutions division is the North American leader in Infant Security, with its Hugs(TM) Infant Protection System. Learn more at www.stanleyblackanddecker.com.

About Joe Gibbs Racing

Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) is one of the premier organizations in NASCAR with four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams, three NASCAR XFINITY Series teams and a driver development program. Its 2016 driver lineup consists of Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth, and Carl Edwards in the Sprint Cup Series. Meanwhile Daniel Suarez and Erik Jones will run full time in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, joining Kyle Busch and Matt Tift who will run partial schedules. In addition, Cody Coughlin is currently in JGR’s driver development program. Based in Huntersville, N.C., and owned by Joe Gibbs — a three-time Super Bowl winner as head coach of the Washington Redskins and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame — JGR has competed in NASCAR since 1992, winning four Cup Series championships, and four Nationwide Series owner’s championships along with more than 200 NASCAR races, including four Brickyard 400s and two Daytona 500s.

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