Jani-King New Presenting Sponsor for Charity Championship Golf Tournament

 Waltrip Brothers’ Charity Championship scores a hole-in-one with first-ever golf tournament presenting sponsor!

NASCAR’s Waltrip brothers are cleaning up their act … at least for two days …

Jani-King has partnered with Darrell and Michael Waltrip as presenting sponsor of the Fourth Annual Waltrip Brothers’ Charity Championship golf tournament, part of a two-day fundraiser scheduled for Oct. 23-24 in Franklin, Tenn.

The corporation’s sponsorship marks the popular golf tournament’s first presenting sponsorship in its fourth consecutive year. The Waltrip Brothers’ Charity Championship, consisting of the Oct. 23 Champion’s Dinner and the Oct. 24 tournament, benefits Feed The Children, Motor Racing Outreach (MRO) and Lipscomb University’s Charlie Daniels Scholarship for Heroes.

“No matter what kind of business you’re in, you need Jani-King franchisees to help keep everything clean,” Darrell Waltrip said of the golf tournament’s new presenting sponsor.  “I’m known as a bit of a clean freak, so this is right up my alley.  Heaven knows the crew we’ll have at the tournament from the NASCAR, music, sports and celebrity worlds could use a hand in the cleaning-up department! A huge tip of the hat to Jani-King for stepping up to the plate and helping us out on the links.”

Legendary country and Southern rock musician Charlie Daniels headlines the Champion’s Dinner at The Factory in Franklin, which kicks off the fundraiser and includes additional entertainment as well as a silent and live auction featuring autographed items from a variety of celebrities and sports icons.

The festivities wrap up Oct. 24 with the “no mulligan” Waltrip Brothers’ Charity Championship golf tournament presented by Jani-King at Vanderbilt Legends Club in Franklin.  One of the state’s finest courses, the private facility features two championship courses co-designed by Hall of Fame golfer Tom Kite and renowned golf course architect Bob Cupp, as well as a 19-acre, state-of-the-art practice facility.

“Jani-King has a proud history in motorsports and a longstanding friendship with Darrell and Michael Waltrip,” said Mike Biggs, Director of Sports Partnerships for Jani-King International.  “We are honored to put that relationship to use in partnering with them to support three important causes.  Our hope is that our sponsorship will help this become their best fundraising year yet, and we’re pleased to combine motorsports with our other major national sports platform of golf as a partner of the PGA of America.”

“We’ve raised a ton of money the past three years for great causes, but bringing Jani-King on board this year will significantly help in this effort,” Michael Waltrip added.  “Their support will allow us to do even more and go a step farther in assisting these wonderful and worthy charities.”

Last year’s WBCC was the most successful to-date, raising $350,000 for MRO and Feed The Children. Several top names from the NASCAR, country music, sports and entertainment worlds annually lend their support through participation and donations of autographed items for auction.

A multitude of participation and support options still exist, including sponsorship opportunities, auction and in-kind donations.  For further information, please visit www.waltripbrothers.com or contact Van Colley at vancolley@waltripbrothers.com.

 

About Feed The Children:

Founded in 1979, Feed The Children’s mission is to provide hope and resources for those without life’s essentials. A BBB Wise Giving Alliance accredited charity, Feed The Children is one of the largest charities based in the U.S., providing more than 350,000 children around the world with a hot, nourishing meal every day. Here in the U.S., nearly 10 million people receive assistance each year from food and supplies distributed through over 1,200 local partner agencies. For more information, visit www.feedthechildren.org

 

About Lipscomb University’s Yellow Ribbon Enhancement Program:

For veterans who qualify for 100 percent of the Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits, Lipscomb University has committed to allocate the necessary funds to allow them to earn a tuition-free undergraduate degree through the Yellow Ribbon Enhancement Program. The university also offers qualifying student veterans a variety of graduate degrees tuition-free or at a greatly reduced tuition rate. Since its inception in fall 2009, Lipscomb’s Yellow Ribbon Program has grown from 20 original participants to more than 150 veterans enrolled this spring. Students have performed well academically with 71 percent of currently enrolled student veterans maintaining a minimum 3.0 GPA, with 13 percent of those maintaining a perfect 4.0 GPA.  For more information about Lipscomb University’s Yellow Ribbon Enhancement Program, call 615-966-5176 or visit veterans.lipscomb.edu.

 

About Motor Racing Outreach:

Motor Racing Outreach (MRO) is a non-profit organization founded in 1988 by NASCAR drivers and their wives in response to the need for a “church” for the many individuals and families traveling and competing on the NASCAR Sprint Cup and NASCAR Nationwide circuits. Through its work MRO has grown to include various other racing series and numerous local tracks throughout the United States. Working with local churches and other ministry organizations, MRO has become instrumental in facilitating the same type of pastoral care and support to the millions of fans who follow NASCAR. Learn more about Motor Racing Outreach at www.go2mro.com , on Facebook at www.facebook.com/motorracingoutreach and on Twitter @followmro