WHO WE HELP
Since 2010, Brad Keselowski’s Checkered Flag Foundation has supported more than 250 organizations and individuals supporting veterans and first responders during their road to recovery through the following programs.
FISHER HOUSE FOUNDATION
The Fisher House Foundation is dedicated to serving the families of service members from all branches of the armed forces who have died as a result of combat casualties, military training accidents, service related illnesses, suicide, as well as other duty-related deaths as ruled by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
In 2017, the Checkered Flag Foundation donated $150,000 to Fisher House Foundation to be used toward the construction of a Fisher House in Keselowski's home state of Michigan.
LTI PRINTING 200
In August 2017, the Checkered Flag Foundation hosted two active-duty military members at Michigan International Speedway. The two guests served as Grand Marshall and Honorary Starter for the LTi Printing 200 NASCAR Camping World Series Truck race at MIS.
These guests and their families also enjoyed a meet and greet with Keselowski, as well as behind the scenes experiences for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race the following day.
Starting Memorial Day weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway and calumniating the 4th of July race weekend at Daytona International Speedway, NASCAR honors current, former and fallen military members through various programs. Below are programs the Checkered Flag Foundation participated during 2017.
Coca-Cola 600 (Memorial Day Weekend)
Keselowski’s No. 2 Miller Lite Ford carried the name of USMC SSGT Nicholas Sprovtsoff, who was killed in action while serving our country in Afghanistan. SSGT Sprovtsoff’s family attended the race and met with Keselowski prior to the green flag, where they were presented with a replica of the name of their son on the windshield of Keselowski's Ford as well as an official No. 2 team crew shirt.
NCWTS at Gateway Motorsports Park
Chase Briscoe’s No. 29 truck carried a Checkered Flag Foundation / Thank you for your Service paint scheme at Gateway Motorsports Park in June 2017. Brad Keselowski Racing hosted two veterans along with their care givers during the race weekend. The caregivers’ names were listed on both the No. 29 and No. 19 trucks for the event at Gateway Motorsports Park.
Coke Zero 400 (4th of July Weekend) – Daytona Ticket Giveaway
The Checkered Flag Foundation partnered with Daytona International Speedway to give away race tickets to 200 local active-duty military, recruiters, veterans and caregivers. Ticket holders also participated in a pre-race question-and-answer session with Keselowski.
OPERATION PURPLE HEALING ADVENTURE
The Checkered Flag Foundation sponsored The National Military Family Association’s Operation Purple Healing Adventure, which focused on injured service personnel who had received treatment and were preparing to return home or had recently returned home. The camp helped families reconnect, while preparing them for how to best help their loved one at home.
Keselowski partnered with Charlotte Motor Speedway to host campers the following weekend during the Bank of America 500, where they were treated to a pre-race meet and greet with Keselowski and his wife, Paige.
STATS FOR SMILES
In 2017, the Checkered Flag Foundation and founder Brad Keselowski partnered with Drs. Matt and Megan Lineberger to offer free orthodontic care to a veteran in need each time Keselowski wins a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race. Thanks to Keselowski’s on-track success, Drs. Lineberger treated multiple veterans.