NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kevin Harvick welcomes 20 children from the Boys & Girls Club of Lenawee, Mich., to his next "Kevin's Krew" event on Saturday at Michigan International Speedway.
An arm of the Kevin Harvick Foundation, Kevin's Krew (http://www.kevinharvickfoundation.org/who-we-support/kevins-krew/) is an at-track outreach program for underprivileged youth that shows them tangible evidence of the fruits of hard work, perseverance and a drug-free lifestyle.
Harvick's guests have a jam-packed, fun-filled agenda at the track nestled in the Irish Hills of Michigan. In addition to meeting and hanging out with the driver of the No. 29 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet, the Boys & Girls Club will have a bird's eye view of pre-race activities, including driver introductions for the day's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race, lunch in the President's Suite and meetings with both Michigan Speedway International President Roger Curtis and Toledo Blade reporter Rachel Lenzi.
"Michigan always has some of the most loyal and passionate race fans on the NASCAR circuit, so the opportunity to spend quality time with some of the youngest ones is pretty cool," Harvick said. "Kevin's Krew is about giving these children hope for their futures, regardless of their backgrounds, but it's also about showing them a good time. The folks at Michigan International Speedway are vital supporters of this effort with us, so I'm pretty sure the kids' track visit will be one they'll never forget."
Guest speakers will share with the children their success stories in life, outlining the paths they forged to their careers. Additionally, they will discuss opportunities within their professions and the importance of education for a successful career, all the while driving home the point that youth can overcome any social or economic disadvantage they may face.
This week's Michigan International Speedway event is one of six Kevin's Krew events on the 2012 calendar, which also includes the upcoming Sept. 15 date at Chicagoland Speedway.
2012 Kevin's Krew Calendar:
March 30 - Martinsville Speedway
April 13 - Texas Motor Speedway
June 2 - Dover International Speedway
June 24 - Infineon Raceway
August 18 - Michigan International Speedway
September 15 - Chicagoland Speedway