Earnhardt Foundation, Feed the Children team up

The Dale Earnhardt Foundation and feed the children team again to help local families. ATLANTA, GA (October 23, 2003) -- Visitors to the Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend will notice something different outside the Earnhardt Grandstand: a...

The Dale Earnhardt Foundation and feed the children team again to help local families.

ATLANTA, GA (October 23, 2003) -- Visitors to the Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend will notice something different outside the Earnhardt Grandstand: a Dale Earnhardt Foundation / Feed The Children semi-tractor trailer truck. As part of a recently announced partnership with international hunger relief organization Feed The Children, The Dale Earnhardt Foundation has sponsored a semi tractor-trailer truck of food to help needy children and families in Atlanta.

Over the next year, the Dale Earnhardt Foundation will sponsor Feed The Children food distributions to feeding agencies in or near communities where Dale Earnhardt raced during his illustrious Winston Cup career. The Atlanta food distribution will be delivered to local hunger organization Compassion Atlanta on Thursday, October 23 at 1:30 p.m. at their facility at 380 14th Street NW.

After the delivery the Dale Earnhardt/Feed The Children truck will be parked for the entire weekend outside of the Earnhardt Grandstand on the Southeast edge of the Atlanta Motor Speedway. The truck will also make a parade lap around the track at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, October 26.

In announcing the partnership with Feed The Children, Teresa Earnhardt, CEO and president of Dale Earnhardt, Inc. and founder of The Dale Earnhardt Foundation, said, "One of the initiatives of The Dale Earnhardt Foundation is working with organizations that assist children and their families. By collaborating with Feed The Children we've established a national program that will support those communities in which Dale visited over his career."

"Feed The Children is delighted to work with The Dale Earnhardt Foundation to help needy children and families in cities across the U.S." said Feed The Children's president and founder Larry Jones. "Here in Atlanta, over 35,000 children live in poverty. With the help of friends like Teresa Earnhardt, and everyone at The Dale Earnhardt Foundation, we can truly make a difference in the lives of these children and their families."

Feed The Children is a nonprofit, Christian, charitable organization providing physical, spiritual, educational, vocational/technical, psychological, economic and medical assistance and other necessary aid to children, families, and persons in need in the United States and internationally. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Feed The Children has provided assistance to all 50 states, the District of Columbia and 102 foreign countries. For more information visit www.feedthechildren.org.

Founded in 2002 by Teresa Earnhardt, The Dale Earnhardt Foundation was established to carry on Dale's name and good works through charitable causes he supported during his lifetime. Other national programs include The Dale Earnhardt Legend Leadership Award, as well as its first contribution to wildlife preservation through Ducks Unlimited supporting the conservation of the Louisiana Wetlands supporting the development of Earthen Terraces. For more information visit

www.DaleEarnhardtInc.com

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Series Charity , NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt