Dale Jarrett Foundation
The Dale Jarrett Foundation, formed in February of 2002, is dedicated to assisting charitable causes nationally and locally with a focus on the Catawba Valley region of Western North Carolina. The Dale Jarrett Foundation provides contributions and grants for the religious, physical, social and educational needs of children and families trying to cope in today's society.
For nearly a decade, the Dale Jarrett Foundation has provided much needed funds to many causes that are near and dear to the hearts of the Jarrett family. These have included the Victory Junction Gang Camp, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Research Foundation, American Red Cross, Ace and TJ's Grin Kids, the American Cancer Society, Make-a-Wish Foundation, United Way and Hospice. The Foundation has also supported countless educational and athletic programs for the local school systems.
The Dale Jarrett Foundation has been able to support these local and national charities through a variety of fundraising efforts over the years. With Dale's passion for golf, many annual tournaments held at area golf courses have been very popular with Jarrett's friends, family, business associates, fans, sponsors and members of the NASCAR community.
The NASCAR "family" is very supportive when it comes to supporting each driver's causes. If not able to attend in person, the drivers, team owners, crew members and sponsors always seem to find a way to contribute in some way, whether through monetary donations or auction items. The willingness of these fierce on track competitors to help each other with their charity events and to devote so much of their time to giving back to their communities is part of what makes them so special.
One of the most popular fundraising events for the Dale Jarrett Foundation is The Dale Jarrett Shootout held each year in conjunction with the Ensure Classic Champions Tour golf tournament at Rock Barn Golf and Spa in Conover, NC. The event pairs up celebrity guests from NASCAR, the NFL and other sports with popular stars of the PGA Champions Tour. The celebrity/pro teams compete in a Captain's Choice format for the right to donate an event purse to charity through the Dale Jarrett Foundation.
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