MARTINSVILLE, VA – AARP Foundation President Jo Ann Jenkins issued the following statement following today’s win at the Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 by Jeff Gordon four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and driver of the No. 24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet SS; and Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick.
“Congratulations to Rick Hendrick and Jeff Gordon on this victory. Rick won his first NASCAR Cup Series race in Martinsville, so it’s only appropriate that Jeff should bring home the grandfather clock for this 217thHendrick Motorsports’ victory, marking also the 88th win in Jeff’s career.
“By any measure, both Rick Hendrick’s and Jeff Gordon’s achievements in NASCAR are impressive: But here are other numbers that help fill out their accomplishments: since AARP and AARP Foundation launched Drive to End Hunger in 2011, Rick’s and Jeff’s efforts have helped provide more than 27.4 million meals to help nearly 9 million older Americans who face the threat of hunger every day.
“These two champions continue to build on their legacies, both on and off the track. Even with so many accomplishments behind them, Rick and Jeff clearly aren’t slowing down, and we’re proud to be driving with them and leaving hunger in the dust.”
For more information or to get involved, please visit www.DriveToEndHunger.org or follow @Drive2EndHunger.
About AARP Foundation:
AARP Foundation is working to win back opportunity for struggling Americans 50+ by being a force for change on the most serious issues they face today: housing, hunger, income and isolation. By coordinating responses to these issues on all four fronts at once, and supporting them with vigorous legal advocacy, the Foundation serves the unique needs of those 50+ while working with local organizations nationwide to reach more people, strengthen communities, work more efficiently and make resources go further. AARP Foundation is AARP’s affiliated charity. Learn more at www.aarpfoundation.org
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