CONCORD, N.C. – Chase Elliott and his Hendrick Motorsports teammates will have a colorful look for this weekend’s events at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
As part of the official launch of the Chase Elliott Foundation, the four Hendrick Motorsports drivers will wear racing shoes designed by five patients at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
“My family and I have been supporters of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta for many years, so Children’s is the perfect partner to launch the Chase Elliott Foundation around,” said Elliott. “Everyone that sees the racing shoes the patients designed are just amazed at how cool they look. It’s such an honor to represent all the patients of Children’s in the races this weekend.”
The five patients won the Chase Elliott Foundation’s “Design 2 Drive 4 Children’s” contest, designing shoes with art sketches of what the hospital’s summer camp program means to them.
Elliott will sport the designs of two patients for his races this weekend. Twelve-year-old Jackson Vicknair created the design for Saturday’s NASCAR Truck Series race, while Liv Shumbres, 12, designed his shoes for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race.
Eleven-year-old Bronco Reese sketched out Dale Earnhardt Jr’s shoes, while Kasey Kahne will sport kicks designed by 11-year-old Walker Watson and Jimmie Johnson will wear summer camp shoes by 10-year-old Carly Diver.
Each driver will sign their respective racing shoe, which will then be auctioned off on the NASCAR Foundation’s new auction website. All proceeds will go to the Chase Elliott Foundation, benefiting the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta summer camp program.
In addition to unveiling the children-designed racing shoes earlier today, the Chase Elliott Foundation presented Children’s with a check for $24,000, collected from proceeds of a 24-day holiday online auction program conducted this past December.
The Chase Elliott Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing support and financial assistance to well-qualified charitable organizations with an emphasis on helping others live healthier, happier lives. For more information on the Chase Elliott Foundation, please visit www.chaseelliott.com/foundation.