Jimmie Johnson Foundation raises over $500,000 for
San Diego Habitat for Humanity!!
Jimmie Johnson returned to his hometown this week for fundraising events highlighted by the Jimmie Johnson Foundation Inaugural Golf Tournament on Wednesday, August 29. Fundraising totals exceeded $500,000.
NASCAR drivers Juan Pablo Montoya, Boris Said, Brian Vickers, Kyle Petty and Bobby Labonte joined singer/actor Nick Lachey and more than 200 other golfers Wednesday at Riverwalk Golf Club in San Diego for the inaugural golf tournament hosted by the Nextel Cup champion and his wife Chandra.
A dinner and live auction were held the previous evening and raised more than $200,000. J Records recording artist Gavin DeGraw also performed at the dinner, held at The Prado at Balboa Park. Some of the items up for bid at the live auction included a Jeff Gordon fire suit and Johnson's race worn helmet, both receiving winning bids of more than $20,000.
The events concluded on Thursday as the Johnsons, Robert Niblock, Chairman and CEO of Lowe's, and Cheryl Keenan, of San Diego Habitat for Humanity, ceremoniously raised the wall of the Habitat for Humanity home that will be built using funds from the golf tournament.
"It was an incredible week, and all I can say to everyone who helped us is- thank you.", said Johnson.