CONCORD, N.C. (September 2, 2008) – This afternoon, the Jamie McMurray Foundation (JMF) will launch the sale of JMF branded t-shirts and hats on its website. Also launching on the JMF website is an online donation site where fans can make donations directly to the foundation, and possibly win a signed No. 26 Crown Royal diecast just for making a donation of as little as one dollar.
“Over the last year, the Jamie McMurray Foundation has come a really long way,” said Jamie McMurray. “I’m really excited about the way the shirts and hats turned out. I remember when it was raining in Watkins Glen, we sat on the motorcoach and came up with a pretty simple, but cool design for the t-shirts.”
Along with the launch of the t-shirts and hats, the foundation is pleased to announce a recent addition to the website – an online donation site. Instead of having to mail in a check, fans can now go online and make a donation directly to the foundation. To kick off the donation site, the JMF is launching a “donate for diecast” contest. Each donation made over the course of the next three weeks will be entered into a drawing for a signed No. 26 Crown Royal diecast. The diecast will be sent to the winning fan, along with a signed letter from McMurray.
“We thought this would be a great opportunity for a fan to go online and make a donation towards the foundation. It doesn’t matter if you donate one dollar or $10 dollars – all of the names will be entered into a drawing for the free diecast,” said McMurray.
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.
In October 2008, the JMF will host its third annual Jamie McMurray Foundation Golf Tournament presented by Crown Royal and the Stanford Group.
“The golf tournament has really come together over the last couple of months. We have the support from a lot of great sponsors such as Coca-Cola, Aflac, Motorsports Authentics, Sherwin-Williams, Sharpie and a host of others. And to make a really cool day, Matt Kenseth, Greg Biffle, David Ragan, Jimmie Johnson, Denny Hamlin and others told me they’d come out and play in the tournament to help raise funds for autism and autism awareness. We are really looking forward to a great day on the golf course,” said McMurray.
Fan can access the Jamie McMurray Foundation through the following link:
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. For more information on any of the Roush Fenway Racing teams, log onto www.RoushFenway.com. For sponsorship inquiries, please contact Robin Johnson at 704.720.4645.