NASCAR Day Program Launches

The NASCAR Foundation has announced that starting today fans can visit participating The Home Depot stores to make a $5 donation and get their 2008 NASCAR Day collectable lapel pin.

This is the second year that The Home Depot, the “Official Home Improvement Warehouse of NASCAR,” has made pins available in more than 1,900 stores across the continental United States.

This year holds a special poignancy for both of these organizations as The NASCAR Foundation is celebrating Five Years of Caring for the annual NASCAR Day campaign, which has raised nearly $5 million since its creation in 2004, and The Home Depot is observing its 10th Anniversary as the “Official Home Improvement Warehouse of NASCAR.”

“We are happy to have the continued support of such a great partner for NASCAR Day,” said Mike Helton, NASCAR president and NASCAR Foundation board member. “Without the help of NASCAR fans and partners like The Home Depot leading the way, we would not be able to accomplish all of the great work that results from the funds raised on NASCAR Day.”

Last year, as a result of its NASCAR Day initiative, The Home Depot raised $400,000 for The NASCAR Foundation with a portion of those funds benefiting KaBOOM!, a national non-profit organization that envisions a great place to play within walking distance of every child in America.

“We are thrilled to be the official promotional partner of NASCAR Day for the second year in a row,” said John Ross, vice president of advertising for The Home Depot. “We believe it’s important to give back to communities where our associates live and work and NASCAR Day is another unique opportunity that allows us to support exciting programs that appeal to our customers and associates.”

The week prior to NASCAR Day, The NASCAR Foundation, The Home Depot and KaBOOM! will partner for a special playground build in Charlotte, N.C., as part of The Home Depot’s “Racing to Play” program.

Annually held on the Friday prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup All-Star Challenge in May, NASCAR Day has become one of the most important and fastest-growing traditions in the NASCAR Family. In 2007, NASCAR Day raised more than $1.6 million through the combined fundraising efforts of NASCAR fans, NASCAR partners and companies worldwide.

Fans interested in learning more about NASCAR Day and where to find their local The Home Depot store may Click Here

On Friday, May 16th, The NASCAR Foundation will hold the second annual NASCAR Day Telethon at the Sam Bass Gallery in Concord, N.C. To show your support and make your donation on NASCAR Day, just dial 1-888-MAY16TH.

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