DOVER, Del. (MAY 30, 2008) – Crown Royal and the Jamie McMurray Foundation are teaming up to donate $25,000 to the 7th Annual Drive for Autism Celebrity-Am Golf Outing. Proceeds from the tournament, which was held at the Dupont Country Club in Wilmington, Del., on Thursday, May 29, 2008, will be donated to the Autism Society of Delaware, which is committed to improving the lives of individuals with autism and their families.
The golf tournament kicked off a weekend of activities dedicated to raising awareness for autism, including this weekend’s Best Buy 400 Benefiting Student Clubs for Autism Speaks NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway.
“I can’t tell you how great it is to have a sponsor like Crown Royal support a cause for which I am very passionate,” said McMurray. “Artie (Kempner) and his team do a great job of putting on this tournament every year and yesterday was no exception. We had a great time on the course.
It’s great to know this donation will help some very special families and go a long way toward finding a cure for autism.”
This donation marks the latest of multiple efforts made by McMurray and Crown Royal to support autism research including special paint schemes, auctions and a variety of programs through the Jamie McMurray Foundation.
About Crown Royal
Crown Royal, the number one selling whisky in the U.S. by value, has a tradition as long and distinctive as its taste. Specially blended to commemorate a grand tour of Canada made by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth of Great Britain in 1939, Crown Royal's smooth, elegant style reflects its aristocratic origins and is considered the epitome of Canadian whisky. For more information on Crown Royal, visit www.crownroyal.com.
About Jamie McMurray Foundation
The Jamie McMurray Foundation (“JMF”), formed in May 2006, will promote awareness of, and raise funding for, research, education, and support for individuals and families afflicted with autism. The JMF is dedicated to bringing the financial backing and support of the NASCAR community, together with the passion and commitment of the autism community, to promote better understanding of this challenging disability. For more information on the Jamie McMurray Foundation, visit www.jamiemcmurray.com/foundation.
About Roush Fenway Racing
Roush Fenway Racing operates 13 full-time motorsports teams, five in NASCAR Sprint Cup with drivers Matt Kenseth, Jamie McMurray, Greg Biffle, Carl Edwards and David Ragan; four in the Nationwide Series with Kenseth, Biffle, Edwards, McMurray, Ragan, Erik Darnell and Colin Braun; three in the Craftsman Truck Series with Darnell, Braun, Kvapil, Bobby East and John Wes Townley; and one in the ARCA RE/MAX Series with Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.