The program kicked off this past Friday at Daytona International Speedway, expanding to 12 different race markets in 2023
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (February 21, 2023) – The NASCAR Foundation’s Speediatrics Fun Day Festival powered by Kaulig Racing officially kicked off the season by announcing their renewed partnership on Friday, February 17 at Daytona International Speedway. This season, the collaboration between the Foundation and Matt Kaulig’s multi-car NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series organization expands to 12 race markets, bringing healthy living programming to children across the country.
The NASCAR Foundation’s Speediatrics Fun Day Festival powered by Kaulig Racing continually brings the sport of NASCAR to life for kids ages 7 – 12 through a specialized curriculum and a NASCAR-themed at-track festival before NASCAR race weekends. The 2023 program began during the LA Clash at the Coliseum in early February and continued at Daytona International Speedway during Speedweeks Presented by AdventHealth. Speediatrics events will also run throughout the year at Auto Club Speedway, Phoenix Raceway, Martinsville Speedway, Kansas Speedway, Darlington Raceway, Richmond Raceway, Michigan International Speedway, Watkins Glen International, Talladega Superspeedway, and Homestead-Miami Speedway.
“The Speediatrics Fun Day Festival continues to grow each year through our meaningful partnership with Matt Kaulig and Kaulig Racing,” said Nicole Krieger, The NASCAR Foundation Vice President and Executive Director. “This year, we’re able to expand into even more markets across the country, bringing smiles to even more faces all while teaching the children of our local communities to live a healthy lifestyle.”
The Speediatrics Fun Day Festival program partners with local non-profit groups in each market, inspiring children to be active and have fun while doing so. The Daytona kick-off event spotlighted the Boys & Girls Clubs of Volusia/Flagler Counties, inviting children from the local Daytona Beach area for a day filled with excitement at The World Center of Racing. Brown & Brown Insurance and the Daytona Turkey Run also served as local sponsors of the event.
“We’re honored to team up with The NASCAR Foundation once again and work with such an incredible group of people,” said Matt Kaulig, team owner of Kaulig Racing and founder of Kaulig Giving. “Our partnership allows us to improve lives off the track and continually impact our local communities. We look forward to the rest of our season and furthering our philanthropic efforts.
Kaulig Racing and Kaulig Giving presented a check for $100,000 to The NASCAR Foundation in Support of the Speediatrics Children’s Fund, of which the Speediatrics Fun Day Festival is a part.
The partnership between The NASCAR Foundation and Kaulig Racing is facilitated by Kaulig Giving, the philanthropic arm of Kaulig Companies. As Kaulig’s community impact organization, Kaulig Giving supports the well-being of children and families and develops partnerships with like-minded nonprofits especially in Northeast Ohio.
The NASCAR Foundation’s Speediatrics Fun Day Festival powered Kaulig Racing is a program of the Foundation’s Speediatrics Children’s Fund, which supports needs expressed by hospitals, specialty clinics, camps and other organizations providing children’s medical and healthcare services.
Since 2017, The NASCAR Foundation has encouraged nearly 3,500 children to live a healthy lifestyle through the Speediatrics Fun Day Festival program. In addition, the Foundation also provides a charitable donation to the community partner in each market to help support ongoing healthy living programs long after the festival is over.
About The NASCAR Foundation
The NASCAR Foundation is a leading charity that works to improve the lives of children who need it most in NASCAR racing communities through the Speediatrics Children’s Fund and the Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award. Since 2006, The NASCAR Foundation has contributed nearly $43 Million to impact the lives of more than 1.5 million children across the country.
About Kaulig Giving
Since 2018, Kaulig Giving has partnered with more than 150 non-profit organizations in Northeast Ohio and beyond to create a lasting impact for children and families. As an integral part of the Kaulig Companies Charitable Giving Programs, Kaulig Giving continues to help support the well-being of children and families through direct giving, community involvement, and partnerships with like-minded organizations. To learn more about Kaulig Giving and its current partners and projects, visit kauliggiving.com.
About Kaulig Racing™
Kaulig Racing™ is a full-time multi-car NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) and NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) team, owned by award winning entrepreneur, Matt Kaulig. Established in 2016, Kaulig Racing™ has made the NXS Playoffs consecutively each season since the playoff system started and made the Championship 4 round in both the 2020 and 2021 seasons. They will continue fielding three, full-time NXS entries; the No. 10 Chevrolet driven by Landon Cassill, the No. 11 Chevrolet driven by Daniel Hemric, and the No. 16 Chevrolet driven by AJ Allmendinger. With multiple wins, Kaulig Racing has come to be one of the top competitors on track each weekend. The team made multiple starts in the NCS in 2021 and won in its seventh-ever start with AJ Allmendinger’s victory at “The Brickyard” for the Verizon 200 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The young team has acquired two charters for the 2022 NCS season, with Justin Haley competing as its first, full-time driver in the series. The team’s second entry will be shared by part-time teammates AJ Allmendinger, Daniel Hemric and Noah Gragson. To learn more about the team, visit kauligracing.com.