As many of you know, I am a race fan and my favorite racecar driver is Kevin Harvick. Kevin, and his wife DeLana, started the Kevin Harvick Foundation in 2010 to help underprivileged children across the United States. They are off to a strong start, but support is needed. The foundation supports many localized groups in North Carolina, but also the national Boys & Girls Clubs of America. The Boys & Girls Club has been offering support in communities nationwide since 1860.
NASCAR had a reputation of appealing to certain types of people, but the fans and drivers keep proving that they are the most giving of all professional athletes. Whether it is the Kevin Harvick Foundation, Jeff Gordon Foundation, Jimmie Johnson Foundation, Dale Earnhardt Foundation, NASCAR Foundation, or Kyle Petty’s Victory Junction Gang Camp, these and many other drivers are giving back to their communities, and as their fans we owe it to them to support what they believe in.
If you know of any other charities founded by drivers, feel free to post links in the comments section of this post. I will add the links to the “Links” page.