Daytona Beach, FL - During today's (February 17) Convoy of Hope event at ONE DAYTONA, 35,000 pounds of food, water and supplies were distributed to about 1,000 local families.
From a press release issued by Russell Branham, Director, Track Communications, Southeast Region:
Today, following NASCAR’s season start with the DAYTONA 500, The NASCAR Foundation, Joey Logano Foundation, ONE DAYTONA and Daytona International Speedway partnered with Convoy of Hope to distribute 35,000 pounds of food, water and supplies to approximately 1,000 families in the Daytona Beach area.
The contactless event took place beginning at 3:30 p.m. in ONE DAYTONA’s northwest parking lot where nearly 1,000 families participated in the drive-thru distribution in s safe, socially-distanced manner. Each family received four bags of food and supplies, along with a case of Dasani water donated by Coca-Cola.
“Our Foundation’s mission is giving back to children and young adults in times of need, and with the pandemic,” we see an immediate need,” said Joey Logano, one of NASCAR’s top stars who was leading on the last lap of Sunday’s DAYTONA 500 before being caught up in an accident. “We are thankful we can continue to race and visit the communities on our NASCAR schedule, but we recognize that with limited fans attending our events, we aren’t making the same economic impact in these markets. By partnering with The NASCAR Foundation at the season start, we are able to make an immediate impact for a lot of folks in Daytona Beach. That’s what it’s all about.”
This is the fifth event that The NASCAR Foundation and Joey Logano Foundation have completed partnering with Convoy of Hope, providing a total of $175,000 in support of these racing communities. Previous events were held in 2020 at Darlington Raceway, Martinsville Speedway, Talladega Superspeedway and Phoenix Raceway.
“We are proud to host this food distribution event immediately following the DAYTONA 500,” said Nichole Krieger, Executive Director, The NASCAR Foundation. “We have been a proud partner alongside the Joey Logano Foundation and Convoy of Hope since the pandemic began to bring more than 180,000 pounds of food and supplies to 4,000 families in our racing communities in need. We couldn’t be happier to work with ONE DAYTONA and Daytona International Speedway to reach the local community right here in our hometown of Daytona Beach.”
To learn more about The NASCAR Foundation and how to support its efforts to assist children in need, please visit www.NASCARFoundation.org.