Birch Run Speedway and Event Center, Birch Run, MI — May 18, 2022
NASCAR Cup Series driver Erik Jones returns home to host a fundraising event for his charitable foundation at Birch Run Speedway and Event Center on Thursday, May 19. The event, Three Reasons to Race, is the first of the Erik Jones Foundation whose mission is to change lives by igniting children’s passion for reading, encouraging early cancer detection and care, and promoting good – to be animal. Three initiatives close to his heart.
Erik’s success in his racing career has given him the opportunity to give back to his community. In 2021, The Erik Jones Foundation was officially established as a 501c-3 nonprofit organization.
Join the fun
Three Reasons to Race will feature a unique racing game experience where guests can win cash and prizes. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and silent auction featuring memorabilia from notable NASCAR personalities such as Richard Petty, Kyle Busch, Ty Dillon and Jones along with other items. Including four round-trip tickets on Allegiant Air, authentic Detroit Tigers and Flint Firebirds sporting goods, and two tickets to the FireKeepers Casino 400 NASCAR Cup Series race on August 7 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn.
“I love coming home and reconnecting with my friends and family, and now we can do that with our foundation and raise money for a good cause. May is National Skin Cancer and Melanoma Awareness Month. A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to the Melanoma Research Foundation, a group I have worked with for several years.
“I lost my father to cancer, and it made me so aware of the importance of early detection, because the sooner you diagnose it, the more treatment options you have. This fundraiser will go directly to research that provides these options. – Erik Jones, owner of 18 wins in NASCAR’s top three national touring series – Cup (two), Xfinity (nine) and Camping World Truck (seven).
The Birch Run Speedway and Event Center is located at 10945 Dixie Highway, Birch Run, MI 48415. Three Reasons to Race begins at 5 p.m. and is expected to last until approximately 10 p.m.
Tickets are $125 and can be purchased online from the donations page of the Foundation’s website.