CHARLOTTE, N.C. (June 13, 2006) – This spring, select Wilsons Leather
stores were serving up more than just NASCAR apparel, they were
handing out 2006 NASCAR Day lapel pins. And at the 3M Performance 400
Presented by Post-it Picture Paper pre-race ceremony at Michigan International Speedway, Kasey
Kahne accepted a check from Wilsons Leather on behalf of The NASCAR Foundation.
Wilsons Leather, a NASCAR licensee and a two-year veteran of the NASCAR Day
program, spread the NASCAR Day message by providing NASCAR Day pins to customers
at 300 locations across the country when NASCAR merchandise was purchased.
“As a company, our employees enjoy participating in NASCAR Day and we are
proud to support The NASCAR Foundation and their charitable initiatives,” said
Mike Searles, Chief Executive Officer for Wilsons Leather. “The NASCAR Day
program gives fans a fun way to raise money for some worthy causes, and to
celebrate the NASCAR spirit,” said Ben Barras, General Manager of Wilsons
Leather Wholesale Division, who will present the check on behalf of Wilsons
Leather in Michigan.
NASCAR Day, which just wrapped up its third year, is an
annual celebration of the NASCAR spirit. NASCAR fans, corporations, schools and
organizations across the country are encouraged to donate $5 and all
participants receive a collectible 2006 NASCAR Day lapel pin for their donation.
Over 100,000 NASCAR Day pins were sold online, and The NASCAR Foundation signed
up more than 3,000 corporate locations participating in NASCAR Day. In
addition, 27 Governor’s Offices have declared May 19 as NASCAR Day in their home
About Wilsons Leather
Leather is the leading specialty retailer of leather outerwear, accessories and
apparel in the United States. As of May 27, 2006, Wilsons Leather operated
421 stores located in 45 states, including 297 mall stores, 110 outlet stores
and 14 airport