Saturday, April 14, 2012

Two More Charities Selected for Jimmie Johnson Foundation Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope

Fisher House and the Scott Lake Elementary PTO are the next two charities selected for the 2012 Jimmie Johnson Foundation Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope, which Johnson will wear in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif. on June 24, 2012.
Each organization also will receive a grant of $10,000 and a special Blue Bunny ice cream party. Fan Jennie McFarling nominated Fisher House, an organization that provides a "home away from home" for military families to be close to a loved one during hospitalization for an illness, disease or injury. “Our wounded warriors need their families with them when they come home wounded,” McFarling wrote on her nomination form. “These homes are free to the family members so they can be there to support their warrior on the way to recovery.”

Holly Cain of nominated Scott Lake Elementary PTO in Lakeland, Fla. “The school has spent the past four years raising money to install updated technology in their classrooms,” wrote Cain. “A grant would make an immediate and large impact.” The Helmet of Hope program, which began in 2008, allows fans, consumers and media members across the country to nominate their favorite charity to receive a $10,000 grant, special recognition on Johnson’s race helmet and a Blue Bunny ice cream party. To date, the program has contributed more than $300,000 to 49 different charities across the United States. 

This year’s Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope campaign will run for six consecutive Sprint Cup race weekends beginning at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway in April. Johnson will draw one winner from a list of media submissions and one from a list of fan submissions each race weekend through the Darlington (S.C.) event in May. Fisher House and Scott Lake Elementary-PTO join the United Way of Siouxland, Nature Conservancy and Chill Foundation as charities that will be featured on the Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope.

Fans and media members may nominate their charity by visiting For more information about the most recently selected charities visit and

-True Speed Communications PR

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