CHARLOTTE, N.C. (June 1, 2006) – The NASCAR Foundation launched today a
Volunteer Network on their website, www.nascar.com/foundation, that will
give fans the opportunity to locate volunteer opportunities near them with
industry, track, or their favorite driver’s charities.
NASCAR Foundation’s Volunteer Network is designed to inform and educate race
fans about NASCAR-based charitable programs including driver foundations and
industry organizations. The Volunteer Network will also provide easy
access to volunteer opportunities that will empower fans to get involved and
take pride in their communities.
“My appointment to the
President’s Council has increased my awareness of the importance of
volunteering, and the impact it makes in a community and across the country,”
said Kasey Kahne, driver of the No. 9 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge. “The NASCAR
Foundation’s Volunteer Network will be a great tool for fans to research and
learn more about volunteering with NASCAR supported charities and
This weekend’s The Neighborhood Excellence 400 presented
by Bank of America at Dover International Speedway (FX, 1:30 p.m. EST) will
focus on community pride highlighting volunteerism. The NASCAR Foundation
will be hosting three events that will allow fans to get involved and support
many industry charities.
On Saturday, June 3, The NASCAR Foundation’s On
Track for Charity Fun Walk will take place on the Monster Mile following the
NASCAR Busch Series race. Fans will have the unique opportunity to walk
with NASCAR community and charity representatives like Jeff Hammond, Greg
Biffle, Kasey Kahne, Jeremy and Shana Mayfield, Jeff and Mark Green, Dale
Jarrett, Elliott Sadler, and ladies from the Women’s Auxiliary of
Motorsports. Fans can register online at www.nascar.com/foundation then click
on the Fun Walk logo, or to register at the track visit the booth on Plaza Drive
across from Gate 4.
Then on Sunday, June 4, The NASCAR Foundation
will host over 350 students from the Communities in Schools program, which is
the nation’s leading community-based organization helping kids stay in school
and prepare for life. The students will receive tickets to the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup
race and will learn about stock car racing and mechanics as well as the
importance of teamwork from some of the sport’s great legends.
Monday, June 5, NASCAR.COM will launch one of The NASCAR Foundation’s biggest
auctions of the year. The ten-day auction will feature items donated by
several of the NASCAR industry charities. Some of the featured items are three
helmets signed by NASCAR NEXTEL Cup, NASCAR Busch Series, and Craftsman
Truck Series drivers, and an entire set (1-10) place banners that hung at NASCAR
NEXTEL Cup Series banquet. Other items up for auction are Kasey Kahne
memorabilia, and a Sam Bass Designed 'Craftsman for a Cure' Gibson guitar that
is autographed by all the drivers who participated in the May 23rd event.
For information on the auction, or to bid on items go to www.nascar.com/foundation.