Jimmie Johnson Foundation golf tournament raises record $900,000

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Jimmie Johnson hosted a charity golf tournament Wednesday at Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla, Calif., to help raise money for the Champions Grants program, a partnership between the Jimmie Johnson Foundation and Lowe’s Toolbox for Education.

The foundation announced that the tournament brought in $900,000, an event record, to raise its nine-year total to $5.6 million.

“This is such a great event,” said Johnson in a press release. “(My wife Chandra) and I are so thankful to everyone that supports us and to sponsors like Lowe’s, that believe in supporting the vision of the Foundation. We are excited that the Foundation can continue funding projects that address critical needs in K-12 public schools.”

The program’s grants range from $25,000 – $100,000 and are distributed to K-12 public schools in Chandra and Johnson’s hometowns in California and Oklahoma, and where they currently reside in North Carolina.

Last week Johnson presented $50,000 to Habitat for Humanity from his foundation for the construction of four homes this week in his hometown of El Cajon.