Linkin Park, Lady Gaga and … Cale Conley?
Conley, the Richard Childress Racing product running a select NASCAR Nationwide Series schedule in the No. 33 Chevrolet for RCR this season, is sponsored by IAVA (Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America) with prime time hood placement.
Conley will carry the primary sponsorship of IAVA this week at Bristol Motor Speedway for the Food City 300 (Friday, 7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN). He made his first Nationwide Series start at Bristol in March and finished in 11th-place, which was his best finish of the season to date in the six races he has run.
IAVA is the largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization representing post-9/11 veterans and their families. The group's focus for 2014 is to lower the unacceptably high veterans' suicide rate -- an estimated 22 veterans die each day by suicide.
The organization created a national tour and campaign called "The Convoy to Combat Suicide," a yearlong effort launched in March to address veteran suicide and improve access to quality mental health care. It will bring together artists from a wide variety of musical audiences to stand with our nation's veterans.
Conley, along with musicians Linkin Park and Lady Gaga, has signed on to spread the word.
When Linkin Park played in Charlotte on Tuesday evening, Conley brought teammate Austin Dillon to meet with the band as well as about 10 veterans who have served our country since 9/11.
— Cale Conley (@CaleConley) August 13, 2014
For More info: http://iava.org/suicideprevention