Jesse Little and BJ McLeod Motorsports will have Shriners Hospital for Children on-board the No. 78 Chevrolet Camaro in multiple events in 2021, including the season-opener at Daytona International Speedway on February 13th.
With the announcement of this partnership, Little is kicking off an annual campaign to highlight patients of the pediatric health care system in order to drive donations to help provide the highest quality care to children, in addition to conducting innovative research to discover new knowledge that improves the quality care and quality of care and quality of life of children and families.
“I can’t express how excited I am to have Shriners Hospitals for Children back on board for multiple races this year,” said Jesse Little. “We were able to partner for one race last year and it was an incredible experience allowing us to raise almost 25K+ in donations to Shriners Hospitals. That is what I’m most looking forward to this year, is utilizing BJ’s program and platform he has built in the Xfinity series to generate as much awareness to our donation campaign as possible. We are really hoping to exceed expectations on the racetrack as well!”
In addition to primary sponsorship in the season-opener at Daytona, Shriners Hospitals for Children will be a primary sponsor in multiple races throughout the 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series campaign, which will be determined at a later date.
“We are excited to team up with Jesse as he races in support of our life-changing mission,” said James R. “Jim” Smith, Imperial Potentate of Shriners International and CEO of Shriners Hospitals for Children. “Our healthcare system has helped nearly 1.5 million children, including Jesse’s cousin, April. We are proud of Jesse for sharing his family’s story of how Shriners Hospitals have made a difference in their lives, and we are appreciative of his fundraising efforts to help us provide outstanding specialty care to children, regardless of their families’ ability to pay.”
Little – the son of former NASCAR Cup Series driver Chad Little — will begin his second full-time season in the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Daytona International Speedway and his first for BJ McLeod Motorsports, afoter scoring two top-10s and 10 top-15s for JD Motorsports in the Xfinity Series last season.