Harvick joins Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation board
February 12, 2014, Staff report, NASCAR.com
Kevin Harvick has joined the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation board of directors effective immediately, the organization announced Wednesday.
"We are excited to have Kevin join our team, as we share a common goal and passion for providing youth with positive outlets and programs," said Steve Salem, president of the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation in a release. "With the tireless efforts of our dedicated board members and generous partners, we will continue to provide a supportive environment for every child across the country."
One of the first initiatives in which the Ripken Foundation and Kevin Harvick Foundation will combine efforts is construction of a Youth Development Park in the greater Greensboro, N.C., area.
"It is such an honor to be asked to sit on the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation board," Harvick said. "Through the Kevin Harvick Foundation, my wife DeLana and I have been fortunate to positively impact the lives of children in our hometowns. With this combined partnership, we will have the opportunity to reach children and support initiatives on a national level."
Established in 2010 by Harvick and his wife, DeLana, the mission of the Kevin Harvick Foundation is to support programs that enrich the lives of children throughout the United States. The foundation works to not only improve the quality of life, but to help underprivileged youth find and realize their dreams by supporting programs such as the Kevin Harvick Athletic Scholarship Fund at California State University Bakersfield and the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, a camper cabin at Victory Junction, Baptist Children's Homes of N.C. and Boys and Girls Clubs.