The Jimmie Johnson Foundation’s Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope Program will draw two more charities on Friday at Talladega Superspeedway. The Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope program was developed six years ago. The program gives NASCAR fans and media the opportunity to nominate their favorite charities to be featured on the helmet of the five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion, Jimmie Johnson.
In addition to being featured on Johnson’s helmet, each charity selected also receives a grant of $10,000 and a Blue Bunny ice cream party from the program’s title sponsor, Blue Bunny Ice Cream. Since its development, the program has contributed more than $430,000 to 61 different charities.
Six charities have already been chosen for the 2013 program. The charities selected thus far are Against Abuse, Inc., Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Chelsea’s Hope, Me Fine Foundation, Denver Kids, Inc., and Miracle League of Pensacola.
Fan nominations will be accepted until 5:00 pm ET on Monday, May 6 2013. Media nominations will be accepted until 5:00 pm ET on Monday, May 20 2013. Nominations can be submitted at http://jimmiejohnsonfoundation.org.
The 2013 Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope Drawing Schedule is as follows:
Week 1- April 13: Texas Motor Speedway
Week 2- April 21: Kansas Speedway
Week 3- April 27: Richmond International Raceway
Week 4- May 5: Talladega Superspeedway
Week 5- May 11: Darlington Raceway
Week 6- May 26: Charlotte Motor Speedway
The 2013 program will end with Johnson wearing the Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope at Michigan International Speedway on August 18th.