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Childress Racing event in Salisbury on Wednesday

Staff report

SALISBURY — Richard Childress Racing drivers Austin and Ty Dillon are hosting the third annual 3-on-3 Celebrity Basketball Tournament at Catawba College’s Goodman Gym on Wednesday, from 3:00 until 7:00 p.m.

The event, a 16-team, double-elimination tournament, presented by The Dow Chemical Company, benefits the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma.

General admission and parking are free.

In addition to the Dillons, other NASCAR drivers expected to attend as team captains or players include Kasey Kahne, Joey Logano, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., David Ragan, Bubba Wallace, Chase Briscoe, Jeb Burton, Blake Koch and Corey LaJoie.

Also expected to attend are NASCAR broadcasters Larry McReynolds and Hermie Sadler; NFL players Gary Barnidge, DeAngelo Williams and Ryan Taylor; former NFL player Jason Sehorn; country music singer Craig Campbell; former NBA player Brad Miller; professional bull rider Sean Willingham; and former Wake Forest basketball player Craig Dawson and former Duke basketball player Shavlik Randolph.

The Dillons host the event because life-threatening injury is the No. 1 cause of death of kids in America. Nearly 10,000 children lose their lives every year from serious injuries and many more are treated at emergency rooms.

The Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma discovers and shares the best ways to prevent and treat severe injuries in children. The institute funds research, education and advocacy to help improve the care and treatment injured kids receive across the United States.

Autographed memorabilia and other items will be available for auction on Wednesday and concessions will also be available for purchase.

The first two Dillon basketball tournaments were held at Winston-Salem’s Joel Coliseum.

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