Brad Keselowski's Checkered Flag Foundation (CFF) was incorporated in July 2010 and received its 501(c)(3) non-profit status from the IRS in September 2010. The mission of CFF is to support those who have sacrificed greatly, to include military personnel, veterans, first-responders and their families, among others.
CFF hosted its first event, the Wounded Warrior Day at the Races at Brad's home track of Michigan International Speedway, August 15, 2010, and followed that up with other similar events in Talladega, AL, Richmond, VA, Dover, DE, Detroit, MI, and more.
In its first partial year of existence, CFF made great strides not only towards meeting its mission, but also towards building its unique brand among other driver foundations. Building on the momentum, in 2011, CFF will introduce its Race to Recovery program to benefit wounded service members and their loved ones. By purchasing a raffle ticket, you are helping to support this worthwhile program.
About CFF's Race to Recovery
Working with the Veterans Administration and other military hospitals to select candidates, CFF will identify wounded service members around the country who have worked hard to persevere beyond their injuries. The idea is to inspire and incentivize those who are working hard to get better with a three-day VIP Race Experience, capped off with a ride along in a Dodge Charger or Dodge Challenger with foundation president Brad Keselowski. Three service members/veterans along with one "crew chief" (the person who has most inspired them in their road toward recovery) per market will be invited for the three-day experience.
In addition, another 15 veterans and their guests (25-40 total individuals) will be invited to watch either the Saturday or Sunday race in the CFF Suite. VA case managers will determine the individuals who should receive suite tickets, with an emphasis on rewarding those who have met certain milestones in their treatment.
Winners of the Race to Recovery raffle will have the opportunity to join these brave men and women for a weekend of racing fun.
Winners will receive:
|•||Two CFF Suite passes to watch the Nationwide or Camping World Truck Series and Sprint Cup Series races, to include food and beverage both days.|
|•||Meet and greet with Brad Keselowski|
|•||Two CFF Hats, T-shirts and lanyard holders|
|•||The opportunity to ride around the track with Brad in a custom-built Dodge race car in full race trim at our Ride-Along event (winner plus one guest). Ride-Along events will always be held the day after the Sprint Cup race.|
|•||Ride-along event also includes food and beverages throughout the day, autograph session with Brad and a second Penske driver, photos and videos from the event, and more!|
|•||Ticket winners are responsible for their own transportation to/from the track and lodging. Ride-along invitations are transferrable if individuals selected do not meet the minimum height/weight requirements or are not medically cleared to participate.|