CONCORD, N.C. (October 8, 2008) – After a weekend full of racing at Lowe’s Motor Speedway, Jamie McMurray will tee it up on Monday morning in the Third Annual Jamie McMurray Foundation Golf Tournament in Mooresville, N.C. McMurray will be joined by friends and sponsors who have helped the Jamie McMurray Foundation raise over $100,000 for autism awareness and research.
“It’s hard to believe the golf tournament is really next week,” said McMurray. “We’ve put a lot of work into this year’s tournament to make it nothing short of first class. There are a lot of people that made this event what it will be, but nothing would have been possible without the help of our sponsors. Crown Royal stepped up as the primary sponsor, along with Stanford Group, Coca-Cola, Aflac, Sprint, Motorsports Authentics and a ton of others. The list goes on and on, and it’s really those sponsors who have made this all possible.”
Joining McMurray for an afternoon of golf are his fellow Roush Fenway Racing teammates Matt Kenseth, Greg Biffle and David Ragan, along with Denny Hamlin, Rusty Wallace, Elliott Sadler, Reed Sorenson and others.
“I really can’t thank those guys enough for taking time out of their schedules to come out and support our foundation and help raise money for such a great cause.”
The JMF was formed in May 2006, and since has provided more than $200,000 to Autism Speaks and other autistic foundations throughout the United States.
“The Jamie McMurray Foundation has come a very long way since 2006. This tournament is just another step in the right direction in raising funds and awareness for autism,” said McMurray. “Most people don’t realize that autism effects one in every 150 children born today. Those are huge numbers and through events like our golf tournament, we can help raise awareness and funds in helping find a cure.
“I know I speak for everyone involved when I say we are looking forward a great day with some wonderful friends and sponsors.”
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, Travis Kvapil, Bobby East and John Wes Townley; and one in the ARCA RE/MAX Series with Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.