CONCORD, N.C. – Sunshine and blue skies made for a beautiful Monday of golf for the 11th annual Jimmie Johnson Foundation golf tournament.
Jimmie Johnson and his wife, Chandra, hosted 120 golfers and 250 dinner guests at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina for the event.
The golf tournament and dinner raised over $753,000 to fund grants to K-12 public schools.
“Chani (wife) and I are so proud that we could bring this awesome event to Charlotte,” Johnson said. “For the past 10 years, we have held the event on the west coast. It was really nice to see a lot of our Charlotte friends on the course and at dinner, supporting the Foundation and ultimately K-12 public schools.”
In the past 11 years, the annual charity event has raised over $7 million to benefit the Champions Grant program. The grants, ranging from $20,000-$75,000, are awarded to K-12 public schools in the Johnsons’ hometowns in California and Oklahoma as well as in North Carolina.
At the event the Johnsons awarded the 2017 Champions Grant, totaling $508,339 this year, to the chosen schools in North Carolina, California and North Carolina.
Johnson extended a special thank you to The Mitchell Family Foundation for making the charity event possible.
“The Mitchell Family Foundation has been a generous supporter of the JJF for several years and we continue to be grateful for their friendship,” Johnson said.