The Cat in the Hat stops by Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health

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The Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation is giving back to patients with a little help from a familiar face to many family households.

The Cat in the Hat took time Thursday to read to kids at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health.

The Foundation is celebrating nearly $3.5million in gifts and pledges to Riley.

“These kids are really powerful. In so many ways, they inspire all of us. And their parents inspire all of us so it’s great to just come in and have some fun with them,” said Trish Kriger.

It wasn’t the only event the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation put on, either. Twenty-two NASCAR celebrities bowled with kids during the 12th Annual Hats off to Hope event.