Chase Elliott has launched his own foundation and it will mark its first major project this weekend at his home track of Atlanta Motor Speedway.
The Chase Elliott Foundation is a non-profit “dedicated to providing support and financial assistance to well-qualified charitable organizations with an emphasis on helping others live healthier, happier lives.”
The project is a racing shoe art collaboration called “Design 2 Drive 4 Children” that will benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
Elliott and his three Hendrick Motorsports teammates will wear Alpinestars racing shoes with designs created by patients at Children’s. Elliott will wear another pair for the Camping World Truck Series race on Friday.
All five pairs will be auctioned off online for 10 days beginning today. Proceeds will benefit the summer camp program that Children’s runs for its patient network.
“My family and I have been supporters of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta for many years, so Children’s is the perfect partner to launch the Chase Elliott Foundation around,” Elliott said in a press release. “Everyone that sees the racing shoes the patients designed are just amazed at how cool they look. It’s such an honor to represent all the patients of Children’s in the races this weekend.”
As part of the announcement for the program, the foundation gifted the hospital with a $24,000 check. The funds were raised through a 24-day holiday online auction program held last December.
Below are the designs for each driver.
Chase Elliott (Cup race – designed by Liv Shumbres, age 12)
Chase Elliott (Truck race – Jackson Vicknair, age 12)
Dale Earnhardt Jr. (Bronco Reese, age 11)
Jimmie Johnson (Carly Diver, age 10)
Kasey Kahne (Walker Watson, age 11)