Racing Cup Driver Clint Bowyer to Present Local Elementary School 50,000 Bonus Box Tops Mary Frank Elementary School Winner of Meijer "Fast Track to the Head of Class" Sweepstakes GRANGER, Ind. (Sept. 21, 2010) -- NASCAR superstar Clint ...
Racing Cup Driver Clint Bowyer to Present Local Elementary School
50,000 Bonus Box Tops
Mary Frank Elementary School Winner of Meijer "Fast Track to the Head of Class" Sweepstakes
GRANGER, Ind. (Sept. 21, 2010) -- NASCAR superstar Clint Bowyer visited Mary Frank Elementary School to deliver 50,000 Bonus Box Tops -- worth $5,000 -- to Principal Deb Hildreth on Tuesday, Sept. 21 at 8:30 a.m. Bowyer represented Box Tops for Education at the school thanks to Granger-resident Marcia Railton, who entered the "Fast Track to the Head of Class" sweepstakes held exclusively at Meijer stores to win the Bonus Box Tops.
Box Tops for Education is a school fundraising program started by General Mills in 1996. To date, Box Tops for Education has helped America's schools raise more than $340 million to purchase items they need but can't always afford, such as library books, school supplies and playground equipment.
"Box Tops for Education has long been a driving force in supporting education," stated Mary Frank Elementary Box Tops Coordinator Julianne Dougall. "Through the years, Mary Frank Elementary has been able to purchase many of the much needed supplies because of Box Tops for Education."
Bowyer will address the students on the importance of education, as well as his exciting win this past weekend in the first race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship Series.
"I'm thrilled to give Mary Frank Elementary this check on behalf of Box Tops for Education and my sponsor, General Mills," said Bowyer. "I have always been a big believer in supporting education and it's so important that we help kids and teachers get the resources they need in the classroom to be successful."
"It's so exciting that Marcia won the Meijer Fast Track to the Head of Class sweepstakes for our school," said Hildreth. "At a time when so many programs are being scaled back or cut-out, we are fortunate that we'll have these funds to purchase much-needed supplies for our students."