Elliott Sadler visits hospitalized Veterans

RICHMOND, VA (November 6, 2001) -- NASCAR driver Elliott Sadler will be slowing down from racetrack speed to taking his time Wednesday, November 7, 2001, when he visits sick and disabled veterans at the McGuire VA Medical Center in ...

RICHMOND, VA (November 6, 2001) -- NASCAR driver Elliott Sadler will be slowing down from racetrack speed to taking his time Wednesday, November 7, 2001, when he visits sick and disabled veterans at the McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond, Va., as part of the Disabled American Veterans Celebrity Entertainment Program. Mr. Sadler is scheduled to visit hospitalized veterans from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., signing autographs, presenting patients with NASCAR souvenirs, and helping brighten the day for sick and disabled veterans. A native of Emporia, Va., Mr. Sadler has driven in NASCAR’s elite Winston Cup Series since 1999. The visit by Mr. Sadler to the McGuire VA Medical Center, 1201 Broad Rock Blvd., will be his first as part of the DAV Celebrity Entertainment Program. He joins NASCAR Champion Dale Jarrett, Major League Baseball Umpires Larry Barnett and Jerry Layne, and others participating in the program. They generously donate their time to remember the men and women who sacrificed greatly in defense of liberty. “ We are proud to welcome Elliott to our DAV Celebrity Entertainment Program,” said DAV National Commander George H. Steese, Jr. “ I know that his visit to the Richmond VA medical center will bring a great deal of joy to the men and women veterans being treated there. Many of these wonderful veterans rarely get visitors. They have sacrificed a great deal to defend our nation’s liberty, and they should get the respect and care they deserve.” The Disabled American Veterans is a non-profit organization founded in 1920 and chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1932. It is dedicated to one, single purpose: building better lives for our nation’s 2.3 million disabled veterans and their families.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Jarrett , Elliott Sadler