Date: Oct. 4, 2018 Author: Nicole Griffin and Jason O. Boyd
NEW BERN, Craven County — NASCAR drivers are busy with the Chase, the sport's postseason. But they're never too busy to show their appreciation.
NASCAR star Brad Keselowski stopped by with his Checkered Flag Foundation to visit first responders at the New Bern Fire Department on Thursday. He brought supplies, a hot meal and smiles that were as much appreciated by those who received them as they were to see the driver.
Brad Keselowski’s Checkered Flag Foundation (BKCFF) announced we are providing support to first responders in communities affected by Hurricane Florence. RK Allen Oil Company, based in Talladega, Ala., and the provider of fuel to the jet dryers at Talladega Superspeedway, graciously donated 8,000 gallons of fuel to be used by first responders in the affected areas. Darlington Raceway, H&L Logging, ALSCO and Bojangles' have also jumped on board making contributions to the campaign. Courtesy of their generous donations, and the overwhelming support of fans, BKCFF is able to cover the costs associated with the transportation of fuel to the Jacksonville, N.C., EMS compound. The fuel delivery was made on Monday, Sept. 24.
In February 2018, Brad Keselowski and the Checkered Flag Foundation partnered with veteran owned and operated Epoch Eyewear to design a line of sunglasses that are not only stylish, but also benefit a great cause.
For every pair of Brad Keselowski's Checkered Flag Foundation designed glasses sold, Epoch Eyewear will donate 15% of the purchase price back to the foundation to help support our mission of honoring and assisting those that have sacrificed for our country. This specific line of glasses can be purchased on the Colorado-based company's website, www.EpochEyewear.com.
Statesville, NC -- September 17, 2018 – Brad Keselowski’s Checkered Flag Foundation (BKCFF) today announced they will provide support to first responders in communities affected by Hurricane Florence. Due to days of record-breaking rainfall delivered by Florence, flooding is the primary concern in affected areas. Teams of first responders are working overtime providing water rescues and helping ensure the safety of residents in the impacted areas. Immediate needs of first responders include clothes, fuel and food, but will continue to change and increase as rescue and cleanup efforts continue.
Lady Luck was riding shotgun with Brad Keselowski during the South Point 400 on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018 when he collected his third consecutive victory of the 2018 season, putting smiles on the faces of veterans.
Always wanting to give back to America’s heroes, Keselowski teamed up with North Carolina-based orthodontists Drs. Matt and Megan Lineberger in 2017, taking part in their Stats for Smiles program.