PLANTSVILLE, CONN. (May. 24, 2016) – Middletown, Conn. native and driver of the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford Fusion, Joey Logano, is coming home to hold his third-annual charity fundraiser. The 2015 Daytona 500 Champion will host the Driving Hope Home Golf Tournament, Dinner and Auction on July 14th in Plantsville, Conn at the Southington Country Club in Plantsville, Conn. It marks Logano’s second charity golf event and third overall charity event dating back to 2014. Logano’s inaugural charity event, which was a go-kart experience, was held in Wallingford, Conn.
“I always look forward to this time of year and coming back home to host the event,” said Logano. “I am so fortunate to be able to give back, this is what it’s all about for me. I will never forget that. From this event, we will bring substantial financial resources to non-profits working to make a difference in the community. Plus, we’ll have a lot of fun!”
Over the past three years, the foundation has awarded grants to a variety of 66 organizations. In 2016, military, health and disaster relief funding has been key, raising over a combined total of $333k. The three charities benefiting from this year’s Driving Hope Home event are: Logano Place – The Connection, The Ronald McDonald House of Connecticut and The Joey Logano Foundation.
Logano Place – The Connection will receive funding to continue working with homeless adults who are actively working through recovery from behavioral health and substance abuse, while the Ronald McDonald House of Connecticut will use its funds for a new home build. The Joey Logano Foundation will use its share of the funds to improve upon the community development grant cycle, which seeks to support non-profits.
For the guests who attend the Driving Hope Home event, they’ll have the opportunity to spend the day with the 26-year-old Middletown native as he snakes his away around the course shaking hands and taking swings – all while providing a positive outlook on giving back to help others in need. At dinner, NBC Sports’ Mike Massaro will moderate an interactive question and answer session, providing a more in-depth portray of Logano’s life on and off the track.
To purchase tickets, please visit: http://joeyloganofoundation.com/driving-hope-home/.
About The Joey Logano Foundation:
The mission of the Joey Logano Foundation is to Inspire and assemble the NASCAR community to assist those across the nation who are in need of a second chance due to natural or human disaster. The Joey Logano Foundation partners with other organizations to provide comfort and relief to those in need after such unforeseen circumstances.
About The Connection:
For more than 40 years, The Connection has been one of Connecticut’s leading private, nonprofit human
service and community development agencies. Each month thousands people throughout Connecticut
are assisted by The Connection’s diverse behavioral health, family support and community justice
programs. These programs reunite families, break the generational cycles of abuse and neglect, create
safer, healthier communities and assist with mental illness and addiction issues. The Connection is
dedicated to inspiring people to reach their full potential as productive and valued citizens. To learn more, visit: http://www.theconnectioninc.org or call our Toll-free Helpline: (855) Help955 / (855) 435-7955.
About The Ronald McDonald House of Connecticut:
For over 20 years, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Connecticut and Western Massachusetts has been investing in children’s futures. With Houses that provide a ‘home-away-from-home’ and grants for non-profit organizations that help children reach their fullest potential, we strive to provide comfort, compassion and community in everything that we do. The Mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Connecticut and Western Massachusetts is to create, identify and support programs that directly improve the health, education and well-being of children and families in Conn. and Western Mass., including operating its cornerstone programs, the Ronald McDonald House of New Haven Connecticut and the Ronald McDonald House of Springfield Massachusetts. To learn more, visit http://www.rmhc-ctma.org or call 203-777-LOVE (5683).