NFL Super Bowl-winning QB Russell Wilson and NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne rally fans to crowdfund the purchase of transportation buses for Boys & Girls Clubs of King County
SEATTLE, WASH. / CHARLOTTE, N.C. (June 3, 2014) — Russell Wilson and Kasey Kahne launched a national, fund-a-need non-profit campaign this week to crowdfund the purchase of two new minibuses to safely transport students from Seattle-area schools to the Boys & Girls Clubs of King County every week. The five-week campaign pits Wilson against Kahne to see who will lead the winning DRIVE by being the first to raise the $25,000 needed to fund the purchase of a bus. The campaign, which ends June 25, is part of “The DRIVE” pep rally and charitable golf event hosted June 23-24 by Wilson and Kahne to support programs of the Boys & Girls Clubs of King County.
Both Wilson and Kahne have taken to social media to trash talk each other and draw up support from their massive fan bases. Fans can join the fun by using Twitter hashtags #TeamRussell and #TeamKasey, depending on who they wish to support in the #theDRIVE.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of King County serves over 17,000 local youth per year. Besides enabling boys and girls to get safely to their clubs after school, the minibuses will also provide transportation for special field trips.
Supporting Wilson and Kahne in The DRIVE is a growing list of corporate partners including major contributing partners, American Family Insurance, Northwest Chevrolet Dealers, Farmers Insurance, Great Clips, and Virginia Mason, and official media partners 710 ESPN Seattle, Q13 FOX Seattle and 425 Magazine.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of King County
Boys & Girls Clubs of King County exists to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. With 12 full-service Clubs, 2 teen centers and 26 early learning and child care program sites, the organization is one of the largest of its kind in the nation, serving more than 15,000 members annually. Program areas offered to youth build academic success, healthy lifestyles and good character and citizenship. For more information, visit www.positiveplace.org.
About the Kasey Kahne Foundation
The Kasey Kahne Foundation is a 501(c)3 committed to raising awareness and funds for charities supporting chronically ill children and their families. The KKF also strives to empower youth and inspire their future through education by donating to programs dedicated to fulfilling children’s needs for success. Since 2005, Kasey has dedicated countless hours by visiting with ill children, granting their wishes and speaking to groups of school aged children about the importance of education. To learn more about fundraising events and supporting the KKF, please visit www.kaseykahnefoundation.org.
Donations are being accepted at www.thedriveevent.org.
#TeamKasey vs. #TeamRussell