Chicago, IL – March 7, 2017 – #GRIDLIFE is proud to announce the Chairslayer Foundation as an official nonprofit partner for the 2017 #GRIDLIFE Season.
“Over the past few years Rob has become a great friend to everyone here at #GRIDLIFE, said Chris Stewart, Director of #GRIDLIFE. He is such an incredible soul and we are really excited to work together this year to amplify his story through the chairslayer foundation.
Rob founded the Chairslayer foundation after a Motocross accident left him paralyzed. Prior to his accident Rob was a competitive BMX rider and a grassroots drifter, refusing to resign to a life of disability Rob with his skills as a metal fabricator built his custom 180sx with hand controls and got back in the driver's seat. Since he has become one of the most prolific grassroots drivers in the sport bringing his car and his story around the world inspiring others.
The Chairslayer foundations “Back in the Driver’s Seat” events get people with disabilities behind the wheel again, the Chairslayer Foundation’s capacity is multifaceted. From outreach visits with the recently injured to motivational speaking opportunities at schools, hospitals, and other organizations, the Chairslayer Foundation continues to broaden its reach and touch lives. We are ever-evolving, working alongside individuals and other foundations in an effort to provide purpose and hope for as many as we can reach, all while giving people an experience they’ll never forget.
Rob will be coming out to both #GRIDLIFE festivals this year with his 180sx for on track demos, ride alongs and fan interaction all weekend. At our Atlanta event Aug 25-27 The Chairslayer foundation will be doing a driving clinic for a new “Chairslayers” giving them the opportunity to get behind the wheel of a drift car and back in the driver's seat.
The #GRIDLIFE TrackBattle season kicks off with Round 1: April 8-9 at Mid Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, OH; Round 2: June 9-11 at Gingerman Raceway in South Haven, MI; Round 3: July 1-2 at Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, IL; Round 4: August 25-27 at Road Atlanta in Braselton, GA and returning to Gingerman Raceway Oct 7-8. Registration is now open for the first four rounds. Find out more about all the #GRIDLIFE TrackBattle events and festivals at www.grid.life.