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CONCORD, N.C. – The 13th annual Jimmie Johnson Foundation Golf Tournament took place this Monday, and the event accumulated $500,000 to benefit K-12 public schools.

The funds raised will go toward the Jimmie Johnson Foundation Champions Grant program, and the golf tournament has now raised more than $8 million for public education in 13 years.

“When we cultivate long-lasting relationships with partners and sponsors, it’s amazing what we can achieve to benefit K-12 public education,” Jimmie Johnson said.

Johnson and his wife Chandra hail from California and Oklahoma, respectively, and now live in North Carolina. With that in mind, the grants – which range from $20,000 to $75,000 – are distributed to K-12 public schools in those areas.

The 2019 Champions Grant recipients will be announced later this year.

For more about the seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion’s foundation, visit its website here