The Dale Jr. Foundation (TDJF) concluded its 2013 fundraising season by raising more than $327,000 to be distributed among 34 charities. Some of the beneficiaries include Blessings in a Backpack, Levine’s Children’s Hospital, Mooresville Christian Mission, Mooresville Soup Kitchen, Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte, the Special Olympics, Stop Child Abuse Now, the United Special Sportsman Alliance, and Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Hoping to win Earnhardt Jr.’s very own 2013 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport, 8,800 fans purchased raffle tickets and helped raise $165,000 as part of Win Dale Jr.’s Ride fundraiser. The lucky winner was Virginia native Newman Scott Jr., who received the keys to his new car personally from Earnhardt Jr. on Oct. 8 at JR Motorsports.
The Dale Jr. Ride-Along Experience raised an additional $61,000. Eight recipients of the experience and their guests visited Charlotte Motor Speedway on Oct. 9 for a three-lap ride with Earnhardt Jr. as well as a Q&A session with Earnhardt Jr., Kelley Earnhardt Miller and Kerry Earnhardt.
“It’s been a tremendous year for The Dale Jr. Foundation,” said Kelley Earnhardt Miller, general manager of JR Motorsports and vice president of The Dale Jr. Foundation. “It takes a lot of hard work by a lot of different people to reach the goals we’ve set for The Foundation. We’ve been blessed to have continued support from fans and partners alike to make these fundraisers a success. Each year we look to improve on the previous year, and in 2013 we did just that. We’re thrilled to be able to assist so many deserving causes and initiatives with these funds.”