It’s not the Fourth of July, but the No. 7 Camaro of Corey LaJoie will sport a very patriotic design for this weekend’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 in Atlanta on Sunday.
Spire Motorsports announced this week that the organization and the NFL Alumni Association will join forces in support of the Folds of Honor Children’s Fund in a special one-off race.
“It’s always exciting to support a great cause like the Folds of Honor on our race car,” said LaJoie. “NFL Alumni does incredible work within their community and to see that organization integrate the Folds of Honor to support scholarship opportunities for veterans and their families is incredibly admirable. I’m proud to represent both organizations in the Quik Trip Folds of Honor 500.”
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Founded in 1967, the NFLA is a national organization of retired athletes within the National Football League including coaches, players, cheerleaders, and executives. The group’s dual mission features a special component for youth support, where player alumni will raise funds for youth-related charities through the 38 regional chapters. An over 50-year tradition has helped raise more than $1.5 million annually.
“We want to thank T.J. Puchyr, Jeff Dickerson, Corey LaJoie, and the entire Spire Motorsports team for partnering with us to help support Folds of Honor’s mission to provide scholarships to spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service members,” said NFL Alumni Association’s Chief Executive Officer Beasley Reece. “This is a cause that aligns perfectly with our mission of Caring for Kids and we are honored to help improve the lives of those children. Please make sure you go to NFLalumni.org/foh to help us in this mission.”
The deal was brought to fruition in partnership with the WaV Sports Agency and Spire Motorsports.
“When we were presented with the opportunity to partner with NFL Alumni to support the Folds of Honor Children’s Fund, we jumped at it,” said Jeff Dickerson, co-owner of Spire Motorsports. “Both current and former players have a proud tradition of supporting veterans and making a positive impact in their communities. At the same time, Corey has made it a priority to be involved with charitable causes that truly make a difference. We think this program goes hand-in-hand with both Corey’s passion to help others and the NFL Alumni’s mission of ‘Caring for Kids.’”
Folds of Honor is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization that provides educational scholarships to families of military men and women who have fallen or been disabled while on active duty in the United States armed forces. Folds of Honor educational scholarships support private education tuition and tutoring for children in grades K-12, as well as higher education tuition assistance for spouses and dependents.
“When we were approached about flying the colors of Folds of Honor on the No. 7 Spire Motorsports NASCAR entry at Atlanta Motor Speedway, we were blown away that two great organizations such as the NFL Alumni and Spire Motorsports would go to such great lengths to help us raise money for our scholarship fund,” explained Ben Leslie, Executive Vice President of Folds of Honor. “On behalf of the recipients of our scholarships, thank you!”
Fans can see the No. 7 NFL Alumni Camaro hit the track on Sunday, March 21st for the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 from Atlanta Motor Speedway. Coverage begins at 3 PM EST on FOX and the FOX Sports app.