Kevin Harvick Foundation Supports Kids Café

February 01, 2012

Kevin and DeLana Harvick donate $3,000 to Kids Café Through the Kevin Harvick Foundation

KERNERSVILLE, N.C. (January 26, 2012) One of Kernersville’s most famous residents, NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick, was on hand at First Baptist Church (FBC) Monday evening to make a special presentation to Kids Café, a local youth mentoring program. Harvick, along with his wife DeLana, a life-long Kernersville resident, presented $3,000 to go toward computers for students at Kids Café.

The Harvicks made the donation through their foundation, the Kevin Harvick Foundation, which was established in 2010 and centers on supporting programs that positively enrich the lives of children throughout the U.S.

“Everything we do through our foundation is for the kids of this great country,” Harvick explained to the Kernersville News on Monday night.  “If we can help change just one life for the better, then our foundation has been successful.  Kids Café is a tremendous program and kids are given an opportunity to thrive in a great environment.  We are happy to be able to make this presentation to them.”

The Harvicks, who attend FBC, have a strong familiarity with Kids Café, and were touched by what the non-profit organization strives to accomplish, which was one major reason behind the donation.
The Kevin Harvick Foundation, as well as Kevin Harvick Inc., both have a strong presence in Kernersville.

“This is the place DeLana and I have called home since 2001,” Harvick said of Kernersville.  “We have our shop in Kernersville, as well as the foundation. We love it here.  I love the small town feel of our community.  This time of year, which is the off-season for NASCAR, we are in town quite a bit.”

On Monday evening, Harvick took time to speak with the students of Kids Café.

“We got you guys some brand new computers,” Harvick said when addressing the students.  “The main goal in us purchasing them is for you guys to learn and do the things that will take you far in life.  School will always be mandatory for you guys if you want to grow up to be successful.”

Harvick went on to say that he hopes the donation will be helpful to the students as they continue to grow in their academic careers.

“I hope you get great use out of these computers,” he said.  “We want you to share them with one another.  The main thing we want to get across is for you guys to stay in school and grow up to be successful.  That is the most important thing you can do.”

Last year was another banner year for Harvick on the racetrack, as he finished in third-place in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Point Standings.
Harvick, a former winner of the Daytona 500, said his focus in his profession is to always be the best he can be.

“As a team, we are always looking at ways to improve our performance,” he explained.  “I’m excited about the year ahead and what the future can bring.  What keeps me going is competition.  That is what drives me the most.  I just love to be on the track competing.”

At the young age of 36, Harvick still has strong aspirations as to what he can accomplish in NASCAR.

“My main goal is to win the championship,” he said with a smile.  “I’ve won some of the biggest races there is to win, but the championship is still the ultimate goal.  I love the challenge of it all!”


Article courtesy of The Kernersville News: written by Bob Kalbaugh