Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s involvement with Nationwide Children’s Hospital will continue into his retirement as he and wife Amy announced the creation of the Dale and Amy Earnhardt Fund at the hospital via Twitter on Tuesday morning.
We are excited to announce the creation of the Dale and Amy Earnhardt Fund at @NationwideKids! It is very important to me and @AmyEarnhardt to continue working with the hospital and this will allow us to do that for many years to come.https://t.co/DBbLgN5VJ9 pic.twitter.com/y8GchZkyo8
— Ralph Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) November 28, 2017
Earnhardt has been visiting the Nationwide Children’s Hospital for the past three years, making five trips to the Columbus, Ohio-based facility through his partnership with Nationwide. He most recently made a trip to the hospital in July, ahead of the tripleheader race weekend at Kentucky Speedway. As a retirement present, the track presented him with a special jukebox that would be given to the hospital.
The hospital also named an area of the facility the Dale and Amy Earnhardt Activity Room last season.
“We will continue to go,” Earnhardt said in a press conference after his July visit. “We will be connected to that place forever. Can’t wait to go back. Can’t wait to take a whole planeload of people with me that have never seen it before so they can see what is going on.”