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June 19, 2013
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AARP FOUNDATION INVITES NASCAR FANS TO “RIDE WITH JEFF GORDON”
New promotion allows donors to have their names appear on No. 24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet at Chicagoland race.
WASHINGTON – AARP Foundation today announced a new opportunity for Jeff Gordon fans to join their favorite driver on the track at one of the season’s biggest races, while also supporting solutions that help the nearly nine million Americans age 50-plus who face the risk of hunger.
The Drive to End Hunger “Ride with Jeff Gordon” promotion allows fans who donate $124 to have their names printed on the hood of the No. 24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet SS at the September race at Chicagoland Speedway, the first race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Donors will also receive a digital “thank you” and a limited-edition keepsake commemorating their support.
“Take a ride with me and get involved in a worthy cause by helping people put food on the table,” said Gordon, four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion. “This is a great way for NASCAR fans to have fun while helping leave older adult hunger in the dust.”
All contributions to Drive to End Hunger go to support the hunger solutions of AARP Foundation. Contributions not only help provide immediate relief to people in need, but also support the development of long-term solutions to prevent the threat of hunger.
“Too many older Americans face difficult decisions everyday between eating and paying for other necessities, like keeping a roof over their heads or seeing their doctors,” said Jo Ann Jenkins, AARP Foundation president. “We hope that fans will enjoy the ‘Ride with Jeff Gordon’ while also helping out on an important cause.
“Plus,” continued Jenkins, “putting your name on the hood of the No. 24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet SS is your best shot of crossing the finish line a split-second before Jeff, himself.”
To learn more or to get involved, please visit www.DTEH.org/RideWithJeff.
About AARP Foundation
AARP Foundation is working to win back opportunity for struggling Americans 50+ by being a force for change on the most serious issues they face today: housing, hunger, income and isolation. By coordinating responses to these issues on all four fronts at once, and supporting them with vigorous legal advocacy, the Foundation serves the unique needs of those 50+ while working with local organizations nationwide to reach more people, strengthen communities, work more efficiently and make resources go further. AARP Foundation is AARP’s affiliated charity. Learn more at www.aarpfoundation.org.