Chandra and Jimmie Johnson launched the Jimmie Johnson Foundation in 2006. To date, more than $8.8 million has been contributed to various organizations.
The Jimmie Johnson Foundation is dedicated to assisting children, families and communities in need throughout the United States.
The Foundation currently focuses on funding K-12 public education, primarily through the Jimmie Johnson Foundation/Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Champions Grants program. Champions Grant have been awarded to 94 school projects located in California, Oklahoma and North Carolina, where the Johnsons grew up and currently reside.
In addition, each year the Foundation selects 5 charities that support K-12 public education to be featured on Johnson’s Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope. Charities are nominated by fans nationwide, and are voted on by the public. Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope charities receive a cash grant and national exposure on the helmet worn for a select Sprint Cup race.
ABOUT CHANDRA AND JIMMIE
Jimmie Johnson was born in El Cajon, California, and graduated from Granite Hills High School. The California native began racing motorcycles at the age of five. Upon graduating from high school, he moved to the Midwest to continue his auto racing career. Johnson is a 6-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion. Chandra Janway Johnson is a native of Muskogee, Oklahoma. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in business communication and moved to New York City where she began a modeling career. Chandra and Jimmie have two daughters, Genevieve and Lydia.
In 2014, the Jimmie Johnson Foundation Wellness Challenge (JJFWC) was born. Since inception, the JJFWC has raised more than $400,000 for K-12 public education. Join us in 2016 and challenge yourself, your friends and family to stay healthy and active all year long. All three events in the JJFWC are beginner and advanced friendly. All are welcome!
The Jimmie Johnson Foundation is proud to announce that event proceeds from the Wellness Challenge will support current Foundation programs. For additional information on the Jimmie Johnson Foundation, please visit www.JimmieJohnsonFoundation.org.