Concord, N.C. (September 2, 2008) - Greg and Nicole Biffle established the Greg Biffle Foundation in July of 2005 to create awareness and serve as advocates to improve the well-being of animals. They introduced the 2006 NASCAR Pets Calendar later that year as a fundraiser for the foundation. The Biffles had no idea at the time how popular the calendar would become.
“This was just an idea we had to raise money so we could help more animals and we have had overwhelming support from both the fans and from within the NASCAR community,” said Greg Biffle.
With sales increasing incrementally each year, the 2008 calendar sold several thousand copies. There are even higher expectations for the 2009 calendar.
“The funds raised will be awarded to animal welfare organization's nationally on an annual basis,” said co-founder Nicole Biffle. “Grant applications are submitted by organizations in need every through August and funds are awarded every December. The more money we raise, the more organizations we can help.”
The 2009 calendar features several familiar faces from previous editions but also includes a few new ones. This year the Biffles invited a few members of the NASCAR media to participate and received tremendous support. Popular NASCAR media personalities such as Krista Voda, Matt Yocum, Jamie Little, Wally Dallenbach, Shannon Spake, John Roberts and Dick Berggren will be making their debuts in the calendar this year. Drivers appearing in the 2009 calendar are Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Matt Kenseth, Kasey Kahne, Jeremy Mayfield, Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin, Tony Stewart, Mark Martin, Bobby Labonte, Greg Biffle and Reed Sorenson.
Many fans and supporters of the foundation have commented that the calendars make great Christmas presents as well as a valuable addition for the NASCAR memorabilia collector.
“I buy at least one every year and last year I had to buy several to give away as Christmas presents to friends who had seen the calendars I had bought for myself in previous years,” one such fan wrote. “It is a sneak peek into the personal lives of these drivers and it’s a great cause to support. I have two dogs myself and I think what the Biffles are doing is incredible.”
The 2009 NASCAR Pets Calendar is on sale now at www.gregbifflefoundation.com, www.nascar.com, K-Mart, Barnes and Noble, Borders and Calendar Club. Please note that all of the proceeds from calendars bought on www.gregbifflefoundation.com go directly to the foundation.
About the Greg Biffle Foundation
The Greg Biffle Foundation was established by Greg and Nicole Biffle in July 2005 to create awareness and serve as advocates to improve the well-being of animals by engaging the power and passion of the motorsports industry. Financial support for the foundation comes from a variety of sources, including individual contributions, sale of various racing and other sports memorabilia, and the NASCAR PETS calendar. The Foundation supported 51 animal welfare organizations across the country in 2007 improving the lives of thousands of animals. The Greg Biffle Foundation is proud to be supported by the NASCAR Foundation.