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Warrior Fest® Gala 2023
Charlotte Motor Speedway Club
Coming together to Drive Out DIPG

On September 23rd, 2023, the Warrior Jace Thompson Foundation hosted its First Annual Warrior Fest Gala-Drive Out DIPG.  

The night was spectacular as the room was filled with all things Jace loved to include the finest details set with Jace in mind.  The event room was adorned in green, yellow and gray; all colors that represent brain cancer, pediatric cancer awareness and Jace Kinley Thompson. 

The Warrior Fest Gala was blessed to have over 75 seats filled with supporters and believers in the WJTF mission.  Former WSOC-TV News Anchor Allison Latos emceed the event.  She has been a friend of the Thompson family for quite sometime and they are grateful for her.  

The Speedway Club at the Charlotte Motor Speedway was the perfect place to host our first Gala and look forward to our Second Annual Warrior Fest Gala  2024.  

Our First Annual Warrior Fest Gala-Drive Out DIPG raised over $50,000.  None of what we do is possible without YOU and your suppport.  

Monster Jam-Mohawk Warrior

Many of you do not know of Jace's LOVE for Monster Jam. It started long before Jace got sick. Our DVR was loaded full of recorded Monster Jam shows and played on a constant loop per Jace's request.  

One of Jace's favorite Monster Jam trucks was the Mohawk Warrior.  Jace had every Mohawk Warrior truck I believe they made and those were among his go to trucks to use during his own Monster Jam show.  

When Jace got sick and wasn't able to walk, we would set up our dining room table to replicate an actual Monster Jam show. We would have live color commentators giving play by play, jump by jump which would make Jace smile and laugh which was our goal. 

Through the power of social media, Mohawk Warrior found out about our Warrior and it blew us away when he reached out to us. That is where the friendship began and we are so grateful for all the things Mohawk Warrior did to make Jace smile over his 347 day fight.


Bryce Kenny is one of the most selfless person we've met during our journey. He truly has a passion for helping others and is using his ability to reach others to  be able bring a smile to others faces. Bryce has created the platform to provide a space where he can share stories of families in need and reach out to a large group who rally behind the scenes to fulfill the need.  

One of the amazing things about what Bryce is doing is sharing stories from others who have gone through the trenches of cancer. Recently, Bryce and I sat down and discussed what and how others can help families that are going through cancer treatment.  

We hope you will take time to watch this candid conversation between two Warriors on "What Hurting Families Actually Need!."

Go check out his website and become a part of his Live Like Warriors. He's doing great things for others.  

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