Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Racing for Charity

This weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway, I invite you all to watch closely as Paul Menard, Brad Keselowski, Marcos Ambrose and Kyle Busch race to win $1M plus $1M for their charity and $1M for one lucky fan.  Paul Menard is racing for Habitat for Humanity, Brad Keselowski is racing for his charity, the Brad Keselowski Checkered Flag Foundation, Marcos Ambrose is racing for Victory Juntion and Kyle Busch is racing for his charity, The Kyle Busch Foundation.  All four (4) of these charities have all been nominated for a chance to win $1M thanks to their driver’s winning one of the Sprint Summer Showdown race events. Here is a little more about each charity so you too can be part of the excitement!

Habitat for Humanity is close to everyone’s heart, especially Paul Menard.  Menard’s is the sponsor of the #27 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Chevrolet driven by Paul Menard.  Paul and his sponsor have been extremely involved and hands-on in builds for many years and look forward to continuing to help eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action.  Many fans have worked side-by-side with Paul helping to build homes in communities across the USA.


The Brad Keselowski Checkered Flag Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that provides support to individuals, families and other nonprofit organizations, with a special focus on first-responder and military families in need.  Frequently, Brad and the #2 Miller Lite Dodge team is host for the Armed Forces Foundation, the Wounded Warriors Project, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and the Detroit F.I.R.E. providing them a VIP Experience at the race track as a small token of appreciation for their service and dedication.  Brad is very dedicated to supporting those families who have provided him the opportunity to live out his dream as a professional race car driver.


Victory Junction enriches the lives of children with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses by providing life-changing camping experiences that are exciting, fun, and empowering, in a safe and medically sound environment. Marcos Ambrose, driver of the #9 Stanley Tools Ford for Richard Petty Racing, has been an avid supporter of Victory Junction for many years making frequent visits and helping sponsors, like Krispy Kreme donuts, with the annual Drive for 45 campaign.


The Kyle Busch Foundation is dedicated to providing essential tools for less fortunate children throughout the country.  His 501(c)(3) organization continues to support St. John’s Home in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the Church of God Children’s Home, Carrie Steele-Pitts Home, Boys Town of Nevada and the Sunshine Acres Children’s Home.  Kyle, Joe Gibbs Racing, along with all of the NASCAR Driver’s and Team’s are also avid supporters of the Make-A-Wish Foundation and many other local charities in race markets across the USA which help children lead happier, healthier lives.


Tune-in this Sunday night to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway at 7:30 p.m. EST on ESPN to cheer on these outstanding driver’s and their commitment to communities nationwide.  To learn more about Sprint’s sponsorship of the Sprint Summer Showdown and their ongoing commitment to NASCAR and communities worldwide, please visit www.sprint.com/speed.

Janet Bolin

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