KKF 2012 in Review
2012 was such a great year for the Kasey Kahne Foundation. We made wishes come true for many children including Samantha, Sawyer and Dylan. We sent nearly 500 local high school kids to the NASCAR Hall of Fame to learn about STEM. We had over 450 runners and 75 volunteers participate in our largest Five Kahne yet and continue to raise funds to contribute to our major beneficiary, Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte. Nancy and Jimmy from Ohio went on the trip of a lifetime to Miami and the Bahamas as our winners of the “Vacation Like Kasey Kahne” raffle.
Thank you to everyone who supported the Kasey Kahne Foundation. We promise that 2013 will be an even bigger year. If you would like to make a tax deductible donation, we would be honored to put your contribution to work.
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Students to Benefit From Five Kahne
NASCAR driver’s annual 5K continues to fund field trips to NASCAR Hall of Fame
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 25, 2012) – Marketing students from South Rowan High School were treated to a free field trip to the NASCAR Hall of Fame today compliments of the Kasey Kahne Foundation and NC STEM Learning Network.
More than 70 students visited the entertainment attraction in Uptown Charlotte, N.C. to learn about the business of NASCAR. While touring the four-story educational venue, students also learned about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
The field trip grant was a result of the second annual Kasey Kahne Foundation Five Kahne, which was held on the streets of uptown Charlotte last October following the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. With more than 300 runners, including some NASCAR stars, the event netted $28,000, nearly double what the event raised in its inaugural year.
“We saw tremendous growth in the second year of the Five Kahne, and we are eager to build on that momentum in 2012,” said Shanon Adams, director of the Kasey Kahne Foundation. “We are already planning our third annual run and working to make the event a tradition for the October race weekend in Charlotte, N.C. It is rewarding to watch the local community pull together to help the Kasey Kahne Foundation generate awareness and support for underprivileged youth.”
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kasey Kahne started the 5K charity run in 2010 in hopes of building an annual event to generate funds for youth causes. Through a partnership with the NC STEM Learning Network, proceeds from the run fund grants for educational field trips to the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte also is a beneficiary.
The first field trip funded by this grant program took place in January of 2011. More than 100 seventh-grade students from C.C. Griffin, J.N. Fries and Mt. Pleasant Middle Schools in Cabarrus County enjoyed a day of interactive learning at the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
The 2012 Five Kahne is scheduled for Sunday, October 14. Online registration will open in May. For volunteer opportunities and more information, visit www.kaseykahnefoundation.org.
Students to Benefit From Five Kahnenews
2012 5K Huge Success
The third annual Kasey Kahne Foundation “FIVE KAHNE” 5K was a huge success! With over 450 registered runners and fantastic sponsors like Great Clips, the Kasey Kahne Foundation was able to raise over $50,000 in 2012 alone – over $125,000 in three years. The overall winner of the 5K was a two-time Olympian and completed the run in 14:22 – a Five Kahne record. Overall winners received prizes complements of Sprint and top finishers in each age group received Von Zipper sunglasses. Several participants entered the Great Clips crazy hair contest with the craziest hair winning free haircuts for a year! We want to thank our volunteers, sponsors, runners and fans for making this the best Five Kahne yet and hope everyone will join us again next year on Sunday October 13, 2013.