CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Oct. 10, 2017) - The Jimmie Johnson Foundation announced today that its annual Jimmie Johnson Foundation Golf Tournament and Dinner raised more than $753,000 to fund grants to K-12 public schools.
"Chani (wife) and I are so proud that we could bring this awesome event to Charlotte," Johnson said. "For the past 10 years, we have held the event on the west coast. It was really nice to see a lot of our Charlotte friends on the course and at dinner, supporting the Foundation and ultimately K-12 public schools. The Mitchell Family Foundation has been a generous supporter of the JJF for several years and we continue to be grateful for their friendship."
The tournament, which in eleven years has raised more than $7 million, benefits the Champions Grant program. The grants range from $20,000-$75,000 and are distributed to K-12 public schools in Chandra and Jimmie Johnson's hometowns in California and Oklahoma, and where they currently reside in North Carolina.
Johnson, the seven-time NASCAR Cup Series Champion, hosted 120 golfers and 250 dinner guests at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina for Monday's event. During the event, the Johnsons announced the schools that are recipients of the 2017 Champions Grant, which totals $508,339 this year. Mecklenburg and Cabarrus County schools receiving grants were surprised with the announcement at the dinner.
North Carolina Recipients:
● Allenbrook Elementary School
● Beverly Hills STEM Elementary School
● Jay M. Robinson High School
● Metro School
● Sedgefield Middle School
● W.R. Odell Primary School
● West Charlotte High School
● Westerly Hills Academy
In addition, the following schools in the Johnson's hometowns will receive Champions Grants this year:
● Albert Einstein Academy Charter School
● El Capitan High School
● Valhalla High School
● Wegeforth Elementary School
● Muskogee High School
For more information, visit www.jimmiejohnsonfoundation.org.
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