Richmond International Raceway Teams Up With Junior Achievement for NASCAR Day

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Richmond International Raceway will serve as a prime location for fans wishing to purchase NASCAR Day pins for the sixth annual NASCAR Day.  Donations will be accepted at the ticket office, located at

600 E. Laburnum Avenue
, now through the entire NASCAR season.  Additionally, there will be locations throughout the midway where pins will be sold during the upcoming NASCAR weekend at Richmond International Raceway, May 1-2.  Half of the proceeds generated from pin sales at America's Premier Short Track will be donated to Junior Achievement of Central Virginia, with the other half benefiting The NASCAR Foundation.

 

 

NASCAR fans, corporations, schools and organizations across the country are encouraged to donate $5 and all participants receive a collectible NASCAR Day 2009 lapel pin for their donation.  For those who are unable to come to Richmond International Raceway, donations are also accepted online at foundation.nascar.com (use promotional code Richmond).

 

“Richmond International Raceway is glad to once again accept donations for NASCAR Day,” said track president Doug Fritz.  “We are extremely happy to know that fifty percent of the donations at Richmond International Raceway will benefit Junior Achievement of Central Virginia while the other half will go to The NASCAR Foundation.  I know I’ll be wearing my NASCAR Day pin on May 15, and I hope our fans will do the same.”

 

On May 15, the date for NASCAR Day 2009, fans are encouraged to wear their NASCAR Day lapel pin along with their favorite NASCAR gear.

 

NASCAR Day, an annual, charitable celebration of the spirit of NASCAR fans, last year raised $1.8 million for designated charitable programs and The NASCAR Foundation, which supports a wide range of charitable initiatives that reflect the core values of the NASCAR Family.

 

About Junior Achievement of Central Virginia:

Junior Achievement of Central Virginia brings role models from the business community into the classroom to help each child understand and believe in their potential to succeed. Last year, 19,000 students from 133 schools throughout greater Richmond experienced JA due to the involvement of more than 800 community volunteers.  This non-profit volunteer organization creates business/education partnerships to encourage young people to stay in school, appreciate lifelong learning, develop positive attitudes toward work, and contribute to a diverse society.  For details, visit www.jatoday.org.

 

About The NASCAR Foundation:

The NASCAR Foundation embodies the compassion of the NASCAR Family and our commitment to serving communities. The Foundation supports a wide range of charitable initiatives that reflect the core values of the entire NASCAR Family. The NASCAR Foundation will use the strength of the sport and its people to make a difference in the lives of those who need it most.

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