NASCAR Driver's Foundation Gives Large Grant To Muskogee Schools

Tuesday, December 4th 2012, 11:38 am
By: News On 6

Four public schools in Muskogee are getting more than $183,000 in grants Tuesday as part of the Jimmie Johnson Foundation's Champions Grant program.

The foundation awards grants to schools in the hometowns of Jimmie Johnson and his wife, Chandra, which are Muskogee and El Cajon, California. 

"Chandra and I are excited by the opportunity to impact thousands of children each year through the Champions Grant program," said Jimmie Johnson, co-founder of the Jimmie Johnson Foundation. "It was amazing to see how the schools had such different needs, and they were all compelling. We are very proud to partner with our friends at Lowe's to play a part in assisting K-12 public education through this program."

Johnson drives the #48 car on the NASCAR circuit.

This year's grants include $90,509 to renovate the stage at Alice Robertson Junior High School, $42,696 to create a fitness course and cooling station at Creek Elementary School and $50,000 for digital keyboard labs at Irving Elementary School and Pershing Elementary School.