NASCAR 2012 Sprint Cup Champion Brad Keselowski announced today that his Checkered Flag Foundation (CFF) will award a $10,000 grant to Team Red, White & Blue (Team RWB) to help support its mission to enrich the lives of wounded veterans and their families.
“I have seen first-hand the impact this organization has on our heroes returning home from battle,” said Keselowski, CFF president. “As a foundation, we invest a lot of time, effort and funding into our Race 2 Recovery program because I think it’s more meaningful to show someone that I appreciate their sacrifice versus just saying the words. Team Red, White & Blue also provides much-needed and meaningful experiences for its members, and that means a lot to me.”
Team RWB is an IRS-registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with headquarters in Ann Arbor, Mich. The organization seeks to provide opportunities for veterans to connect with other veterans, as well as their community, through physical and social activity.
“We are extremely proud and grateful to work with the Checked Flag Foundation. Both organizations are committed to providing authentic opportunities for veterans and their families to connect with the community,” said Blayne Smith, Team RWB Executive Director. ”This grant provides critical support to our local chapters and will ensure that veterans have strong, consistent programs to support their transition from service member to civilian.
Team RWB offers three major programs to support veterans: Team RWB Chapters and Communities, which deliver consistent, local opportunities for veterans and the community to connect through physical and social activity; Veteran Ambassador Program, which is a national movement to encourage veterans to stay active and inspire others to do the same; and Veteran Athletic Camps, which offer tremendous opportunities for veterans to learn a new sport or activity that they can take home to their local chapter. They are led and coached by world-class athletes and renowned experts and are built to inspire veterans to commit to their own health and fitness.
Brad Keselowski’s Checkered Flag Foundation is an IRS-registered 501(c)(3) organization that supports those who have sacrificed for us, including military, veterans, first responders and their families, among others. Founded in 2010, CFF’s major give-back program is its Race 2 Recovery initiative, which provides first-class VIP NASCAR experiences for wounded veterans and their families. For more information on the CFF, you can visit checkeredflagfoundation.org or check out the Checkered Flag Foundation on Facebook at facebook.com/bkcff and on Twitter @BKCFF.