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Monday, November 12, 2012

RMEF Hits the Fast Lane with Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Representatives of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation recently joined approximately 300 other people to celebrate the Dale Earnhardt Jr. Foundation’s annual “Driven to Give” fundraiser in Mooresville, North Carolina. Dale Jr. took some time away from the race track to oversee festivities in an evening of meet-and-greets and entertainment with country music artist Kellie Pickler to raise money for youth and children in need. RMEF assisted in the effort by making a donation for the silent auction.
  
Don Blakley (RMEF), Dave Brucken (RMEF), Renee Earnhardt (Dale Jr.'s sister-in-law), Paul O’Connell (RMEF board member), Kellie Pickler, Gary West (RMEF), Howard Holland (RMEF), Dale Jr., Nancy Holland (RMEF), Rob Springer (RMEF board member)


Kerry Earnhardt & Dale Jr.

Dale Earnhardt

Like RMEF, the Earnhardt family, many members of NASCAR, and its legion of fans maintain a strong belief in protecting wildlife habitat and promoting hunting heritage. Dale Earnhardt Sr. loved the outdoors and wildlife. To honor his memory, the RMEF helped create the Dale Earnhardt Wildlife Legacy Program. Its major goals are to protect America’s habitat, create access for sportsmen and women, and inspire tomorrow’s hunters.

Following in his father’s footsteps, Dale Jr. is also an outdoorsman. While he seeks success on the track he also looks to better the world around him. His foundation has a mission dedicated to giving underprivileged individuals with a focus on youth, the resources to improve their confidence and education, and the opportunity to achieve extraordinary goals. It supports more than 300 charities. The Make-A-Wish Foundation, Speedway Children's Charities, and RMEF are among them.


RMEF has a deep and meaningful relationship with the Earnhardt family and NASCAR thanks to David Allen, RMEF president and CEO, who directed marketing and sponsorships for the Dale Earnhardt/Richard Childress race (RCR) teams and other NASCAR teams until Dale’s death in 2001. David has six championship rings as part of the RCR team. (The video below originally aired in May 2009.)


Thanks to Dale Jr. and the entire Earnhardt family for your continued dedication to making things better for our youth, our wildlife, and the RMEF.

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