In honor of NASCAR's FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks this weekend we wanted to highlight some of the amazing celebrities who've volunteered their time to help with the cause from over the years. Want to help support the cause? Consider making a donation here and if you donate $50 or more you will get a free FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks Bag while supplies last!
Without further ado here are several of the celeberties who've gotten involved with the cause!
Luke Bryan, CMA's reigning Entertainer of The Year served as our Grand Marshal at our NASCAR Event in 2014 with Joey, a 17-year-old on the autism spectrum. Bryan, who has been in the news in the past few years for his philanthropy work including surprising a 4-year-old with autism by calling into a local radio show in Buffalo, New York last year.
Kris Allen, American Idol Season 8 Winner sang the national anthem at our event in 2012 and took the time afterwards to meeting several of our autism families including signing some autographs for some very happy fans!
Denny Hamlin has been one of our longest supporters in regards to helping spread awareness for our case. Last year Denny Hamlin drove his #11 car completely full of puzzle pieces. Denny also has attended, spoken and signed autographs at our autism-friendly day at the races event.
Jamie has a personal connection to the cause through his cousin who is on the autism spectrum. Since we’ve partnered with Dover for their event we’ve seen a tremendous amount of support from him towards our families. Jamie has done several TV appearances discussing the importance of autism awareness and has spoken and visited several of our families at our autism-friendly day at the races event.
Joe Gibbs, who has won several Superbowls in the NFL as a coach is now a NASCAR Championship team owner at Joe Gibbs Racing who has actually been one of our autism champions for our community. Joe has spoken beautifully at our Day at The Races Events for our autism families and has let many in our community wear his Superbowl rings.
Matt who is one of NASCAR's most well known drivers helped shoot a PSA for us to help support our autism community.
Winner of NBC’s The Voice Cassaddee Pope sang the national anthem at our NASCAR event in 2014. In addition, Pope offered a free concert to fans before the race and even took the time during her busy schedule to come up to one of our suites to meet and take photos with several of our autism families!