We’re thrilled to have the continued support of Sledd through the high-profile sponsorship of Travis’ car during this NASCAR event.
(PRWEB) April 25, 2012
Remember The Miners is excited to announce a charitable partnership with Travis Braden via his sponsor Sledd Co., of Wheeling WV, on April 26th during the 2012 Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown at Richmond International Speedway. The NASCAR driver will feature the Remember The Miners logo on the hood of his car during the race, with funding provided by Travis’ sponsor Sledd.
The Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown, a NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model division race, benefits the Denny Hamlin Foundation for individuals and families suffering from Cystic Fibrosis. Seventy-five drivers, including over 50 of the best regional drivers, have been invited by the Denny Hamlin Foundation to qualify for the race.
“We’re thrilled to have the continued support of Sledd through the high-profile sponsorship of Travis’ car during this NASCAR event,” began Jason Parsons, President of Remember The Miners. “Sporting events like this one at the Richmond International Speedway elevate the story of the coal miner to the global level.”
In additional to Travis, competitors include Denny Hamlin, Tony Stewart, Kyle Busch, Jeff Burton, Michal Waltrip, Joey Logano, Aric Almirola, Jason White, Timothy Peters, Chase Elliott, Darrell Wallace Jr., and Curtis Markham.
Remember The Miners will use the heightened visibility from this event to raise awareness about the Scholars Program. The Remember The Miners Scholars Program was created in 2011 to provide financial aid to miners, dependents of miners, and students pursuing higher education in the mining industry. Scholarships are awarded twice annually during spring and fall semesters. In its first year, the Scholars Program awarded $25,000.
About Sledd Co.
Sledd Co., located in Wheeling, WV, distributes a broad range of consumer products to retail convenience store owners in five states, but principally West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
About Remember The Miners
Remember The Miners is a public awareness campaign dedicated to telling the story of America’s real source of energy: the coal miner. Remember The Miners builds valued partnerships to tell the story through events, media, and Remember The Miners Scholars Program.