del Castillo to Participate in Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race for Charity

Kate del Castillo will be revvin’ her engine for a good cause soon…

The 40-year-old Mexican actress and former telenovela star will take part in a charity auto race next month to benefit children battling serious illnesses, according to organizers.

Kate del Castillo

del Castillo, who will be joined by fellow Latino luminaries Cristian Castro and Michelle Rodriguez, will climb inside a 200-horsepower Scion FR-S sports car during the 10-lap Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race, which will take place in downtown Long Beach, California.

The event, which is being held on April 20, will raise funds for the Racing for Kids organization, a national program that benefits children’s hospitals throughout the United States.

Ex-marine and Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer; journalist and former Entertainment Tonight host Mark Steines and the winner of the previous edition of the race, comedian Adam Carolla, will also be among the competing celebrities, who will undergo intense training sessions prior to the race.

The professional drivers who’ll compete against the celebrities include freestyle motocross champion and star of the MTV program Nitro Circus, Andy Bell; and National Hot Rod Association driver Melanie Troxel.

The celebrities receive a 30-second head start against the professionals.

The funds raised will be donated to organizations like the Children’s Hospital of Orange County and Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach.

Since 1991, Toyota has donated more than $2 million to the Racing for Kids organization.

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