CONCORD, N.C. – It was a beautiful day for some golf, made all the more beautiful by the causes that stood to benefit.
This week, Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick hosted the Learn Live Hope Golf Classic, of which Bank of America has been the title sponsor since 2004.
All four Hendrick Motorsports drivers turned out to support the cause, along with some special guests including Jeff Gordon, Darrell Waltrip and Steve Letarte.
“I’ve been coming to it since I’ve worked with Rick,” Dale Earnhardt Jr. said. “He’s just got a great heart and wants to help a lot of people. I appreciate Rick for everything he does and all his charitable work. We’re happy to be a part of anything he wants to do, so it’s great to be here.”
The 2017 event benefited the Hendrick Family Foundation with the goal to combat childhood hunger in the Charlotte Metro area, provide clothing for needy children and support Levine Children’s Hospital to provide care for children. The foundation helps to fight hunger by supporting local food banks such as Second Harvest and works with Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools to identify schools where high-risk children are in need of clothing. The foundation also supports the Be The Match bone marrow donor program.
As the title sponsor, Bank of America donated $100,000, bringing the company’s total donation since 2004 to more than $1.1 million.
“It’s amazing to have someone that’s your title sponsor for that long,” Hendrick said.
The video above showcases the special day and even provides a glimpse at a trick shot challenge featuring the Hendrick Motorsports teammates.
“Our drivers are busy. They’ve got things they have to do,” Hendrick said. “But for them to show up and put them on the spot to be part of the trick shot program this morning, that was fun to watch them. I think they enjoyed themselves, too. In their own right, they do a lot for charity and they support every program I have and I support theirs.”
Watch the full video above. For a photo gallery from the event, click here.