Chandra and Jimmie Johnson launch a series of four fitness events and invite Jimmie Johnson Foundation supporters to be part of the TeamJJF community

Daytona Beach, Fla. (February 14, 2014) – Six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Jimmie Johnson and his wife, Chandra, announce the inaugural Jimmie Johnson Foundation Wellness Challenge. The Foundation has partnered with Cool Breeze Cyclery to facilitate a series of four events encouraging individuals and corporations to prioritize health, wellness and teambuilding. In addition, the Foundation is encouraging fans to show their support of being physically active by joining TeamJJF and sharing their experiences via social media.

“I feel really strongly about the importance of staying physically fit and healthy,” said Johnson, co-founder of the Jimmie Johnson Foundation. “Prioritizing my health, wellness and setting athletic goals for myself has helped me both personally and professionally.  Chandra and I wanted to encourage people to be active so we created the Wellness Challenge, which will also serve to raise much needed funds for K-12 public education.”

The Wellness Challenge consists of four events based in the Charlotte, NC area:

  1. The Jimmie Johnson Foundation 5K held on Sunday, April 27, 2014 (Huntersville, NC)
  2. The Lake Norman Excursion (a 5K run and multi distance bike ride) held on Saturday, July 12, 2014 (Mooresville, NC)
  3. The Jimmie Johnson Foundation Cane Creek Sprint Triathlon held on Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014 (Waxhaw, NC)
  4. The Lake Davidson Sprint Triathlon held on Sunday, Sept 7, 2014 (Davidson, NC)

 

In conjunction with the launch of the Wellness Challenge, the Johnsons also encourage fans to connect with the Foundation through TeamJJF, an initiative started in 2013 to build a community of supporters for the Foundation.

TeamJJF will allow supporters to stay up to speed with the Jimmie Johnson Foundation and its events by participating, and interacting through Twitter (@TeamJJF), Instagram (@TeamJJF) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/JimmieJohnson). All fans are encouraged to use the hashtag #TeamJJF to share their interaction with the Foundation and their experiences in personal fitness.

For details on the Jimmie Johnson Foundation Wellness Challenge and to register, click here.

Learn how you can be part of TeamJJF here.

About the Jimmie Johnson Foundation
Chandra and Jimmie Johnson launched the Jimmie Johnson Foundation in February 2006. Jimmie Johnson, the six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion, drives the No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet SS in NASCAR’s top series. The mission of the Foundation is to assist children, families, and communities in need throughout the United States. The Foundation has committed more than $6.7 million to various charities.

The Foundation currently focuses on supporting K-12 public education.  For additional information on the Jimmie Johnson Foundation, please visit www.JimmieJohnsonFoundation.org.

About Cool Breeze Cyclery
Founded in 2006, Cool Breeze of Lake Norman is an independently owned company dedicated to the development of cyclists at every level. With three locations in the Greater Charlotte, NC area, Cool Breeze offers training, education, community events and superior products and services all designed to promote recreation, life balance and health & wellness.