WHEELERSBURG, OH and COLUMBIA FALLS, ME--(Marketwire - Feb 5, 2013) - Stock-Car driver Brian Keselowski will proudly pilot the #52 Wreaths Across America™ stock-car sponsored by TruckerFan.com in this year's 55th annual "Great American Race," the DAYTONA 500.
Keselowski, the team owner of Brian Keselowski/HMR Motorsports and brother to Brad, NASCAR's 2012 Sprint Cup Champion, will carry a fully sponsored all-American red, white and blue, stars and stripe paint scheme highlighting the Wreaths Across America™ logo. The car will also be decaled with the text word and number to donate $10 directly to Wreaths Across America through "Give By Cell." Text the word HONOR to 20222 to help raise awareness and funding for the federally licensed 501(c) 3 nonprofit. For more information on how to donate, visit wreathsacrossamerica.org.
"I'm truly honored to be part of this," said Keselowski. "I wanted to go to Daytona this year but didn't think we'd have enough funding, and then I received a phone call from a group of investors who are also veterans. The group, named TruckerFan.com, wanted to pay for the sponsorship for Wreaths Across America™ at Daytona and asked me if I'd represent them."
"I've been a race fan for fifty years," says Wreaths Across America™ founder Morrill Worcester. "This is truly exciting and I love the look of the car. We want to reach and inspire an entire country and NASCAR is a great way to do that. The people who stepped up to do this have been working really hard to put this together out of their own pockets. I think it's a testimony to the American spirit."
Keselowski added, "This is a blessing and truly an honor to represent such a worthwhile organization. We're a small team, but we'll give it all we got at Daytona for our fallen heroes in their memory. I hope everyone can take the time to go to wreathsacrossamerica.org to witness this incredible mission to Remember, Honor and Teach, and the support they receive from people all over the country who love our freedom." Keselowski went on to say that as of now, there is only enough funding provided from the investors for one race, but efforts are being made to secure more races with Wreaths Across America™ including apparel and merchandise sales for additional funding.
Wreaths Across America™, whose mission is to Remember, Honor and Teach, celebrated their 21st anniversary in 2012 by placing over 400,000 wreaths on fallen American soldiers graves across the country including over 110,000 at Arlington National Cemetery on December 15th. Congress had recently passed a "Wreaths Across America™ Day" celebrated each December on the same day where over 250,000 volunteers at 815 locations in all 50 states including Arlington, Virginia and foreign soil place a remembrance wreath with a red bow on fallen soldiers gravesites in remembrance. Over 80 volunteer trucking companies and drivers deliver the wreaths to their destinations. The fresh Maine balsam wreaths represent honor and remembrance. The thousands of volunteers who place wreaths each year stop and reflect, giving thanks to each individual, who fought for our country.
About Wreaths Across America
Wreaths Across America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery begun by Maine businessman, Morrill Worcester, in 1992. The organization's mission, Remember, Honor, Teach, is carried out in part each year by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies in December at Arlington, as well as hundreds of veterans' cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states and beyond. For more information, to donate or to sign up to volunteer, please visit www.WreathsAcrossAmerica.org.
TruckerFan Racing Apparel and Merchandise is a division of Fans 4 Truckers LLC, a motorsports marketing company dedicated to truckers and the trucking industry in honor of the American soldier. TruckerFan Racing "Get It in Gear" items are for the trucker who loves racing and those who support Made in the USA products. Wreaths Across America is the charity of choice of TruckerFan Racing and items sold help sponsor and support the race team. TruckerFan Racing was inspired by Vice President and Gulf-War Veteran Dave Pack after his visit to Arlington National Cemetery on Wreaths Across America Day, December 15, 2012.