Biffle Pledges to Give a Portion of His All-Star Race Earnings to Friends of the Animals Organization
Concord, N.C. (May 13, 2010) -- In an effort to help the Iredell County Friends of the Animals organization move closer to its goal of building a state-of-the art animal sanctuary to include an adoption and education center with a spay/neuter clinic in Mooresville, N.C. Greg Biffle has pledged to donate a portion of his winnings from the Sprint All-Star Race to their cause. As Biffle is one of the drivers who needs to be voted in or finish in the top two in the Sprint Showdown to be in the All-Star Race, it is important that Biffle fans take the time to vote now and vote often over the next week and a half.
"I didn't really want to campaign to get voted into the All-Star race because I feel like we should race our way in but the idea was presented to me to make this donation to the Friends of the Animals and I couldn't say 'no'," said Biffle. "The animal sanctuary we are working to build is a project my wife Nicole and I really believe in because we believe it will increase adoptions and spay/neuters for animals."
Fans can cast votes for Biffle using the NASCAR Sprint Cup Mobile application where they can vote as often as they like, by visiting www.NASCAR.com/allstar where they can vote once an hour or at the Sprint Experience, located in the midway at every NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event. As an incentive for Sprint customers, every wireless vote submitted from a Sprint or Nextel device counts double in the driver standings. Voting continues until one hour before the start of the Sprint All-Star Race on Saturday, May 22.
Information about the Animal Sanctuary:
The animal sanctuary will house 150 animals; 60 cats and 90 dogs, which will be available for adoption. The animal education and community center will be available to churches, community groups, and the public for birthday parties and meetings. The developers at Langtree at the Lake have worked with Friends of the Animals to allow them to use their green space for a community dog park and walking trails. Visit www.friendsoftheanimals.net for more information.
About the Greg Biffle Foundation:
The Greg Biffle Foundation was founded in 2005 by Greg and Nicole Biffle to create awareness and serve as an advocate to improve the well-being of animals by engaging the power and passion of the motor sports industry. Financial support for the foundation comes from a variety of sources including individual contributions, NASCAR Pets calendars, and the sale of various racing and other sports memorabilia. Visit www.gregbifflefoundation.com for more information.