SAN DIEGO (June 28, 2016) – The Jimmie Johnson Foundation announced today that its annual Jimmie Johnson Foundation Golf Tournament and Dinner raised more than $730,000.
“Chani (wife) and I are so proud to be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Foundation,” Johnson said. “The annual golf tournament has been such a wonderful event year after year. Lowe’s, our presenting sponsor, has been with us from the very beginning and we couldn’t be more grateful. Thanks to their generosity and that of all those who support the event, we are able to help K-12 public schools address their critical needs.”
Johnson, the six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion, hosted 116 golfers at Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla, California for Tuesday’s golf tournament. The night before the tournament, the Johnsons hosted over 200 guests at a special dinner and auction at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, with music from O.A.R.
The tournament, which in ten years has raised more than $6.3 million, benefits the Champions Grants program, a partnership between the Jimmie Johnson Foundation and Lowe’s Toolbox for Education. The grants range from $25,000-$100,000 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.
For more information, visit www.jimmiejohnsonfoundation.org.