While it isn’t the most “green” activity in the world, race car driving is nonetheless being put to some good this coming April thanks to Toyota and some celebrities. The Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race, part of the 35th annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, will include 20 famous faces competing to win for charity. Some of the more recognizable names participating include Adrien Brody, Luke Wilson, Keanu Reeves, Jon Hamm, Alex Trebek, and Carlos Mencia. Toyota will donate $5K in the name of each celebrity to “Racing for Kids“, which helps fund the healthcare needs of children. An additional $5K will be given to the winner’s charity of choice.
“With all the high-caliber Hollywood stars in the field, this year’s race is sure to be a blockbuster,” said Les Unger, Toyota’s national motorsports manager. “The Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race is win-win for everyone, because it gives fans a chance to see their favorite performers in action-packed real racing while offering the celebrities an opportunity to ‘give back’ to children in need.”
The race kicks off on April 18th.