The Wally Dallenbach Jr. Foundation is proud to announce their partnership with Max Gresham, driver of the No. 8 Chevrolet for Sharp-Gallaher Racing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS).
After meeting a young boy who had lost his father before they were able to go on an outdoor adventure together, Wally Dallenbach Jr. realized there was a need for an organization to arrange and take kids on hunting and fishing expeditions. In 2009, Dallenbach formed the Wally Dallenbach Jr. Foundation to give children who have lost a parent the opportunity to learn about the outdoors, their family heritage and their parent's passions through hunting and fishing expeditions. Over the past five years, Dallenbach Jr. and the Foundation have taken over 20 children on outdoor quests.
As an avid hunter and fisherman, Gresham will act as an ambassador for the foundation. To announce the partnership as well as raise more awareness of the foundation's efforts, Gresham has offered to run a special Wally Dallenbach Jr. Foundation paint scheme at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sept. 28.
"Max is an outdoor enthusiast like I am and understands what an outdoor adventure means for a child who spent time with their parent hunting or fishing," Wally Dallenbach Jr. said. "When he offered to let us run the special paint scheme I was thrilled! What a great way to let more people know who we are and what we are all about. I have to say the paint scheme turned out really cool."
As part of the Las Vegas Motor Speedway NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race weekend, the foundation will be bringing local children to the track for a behind-the-scenes race experience. The foundation has been working with two local organizations, Camp Solari and Adam's Place, that assist children who have lost a parent through the grieving process. Some of these children will be coming to the track to enjoy a tour of the NCWTS garage, a meet and greet with Gresham, photo opportunities, and seats to watch Gresham race in the No. 8 Wally Dallenbach Jr. Foundation Chevrolet.
Tune in for live coverage of the Smith's 350 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sept. 28 at 8:30 PM ET on FOX Sports 1.
For more information about the Wally Dallenbach Jr. Foundation, please visit www.wallydallenbachjrfoundation.com.
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