KHF Support’s Ricky Proehl’s POWER of Play Foundation

July 11, 2012

"DeLana and I are happy to support children in foster care in our community through the Ricky Proehl P.O.W.E.R. of Play Foundation's Summer Smiles! Program," said Kevin Harvick. "Having the opportunity to attend summer camp is very rewarding for these children. We are grateful to Ricky and all of our supporters for helping create smiles and new camp memories for all these kids."

The Kevin Harvick Foundation’s donation will fund eight nine-week scholarships to the P.O.W.E.R. of Play Foundation’s Summer Smiles! program, a charitable effort that provides organized summer care at Proehlific Park in Greensboro, N.C., for children in foster care.  Children ages five through 13 enjoy activities consisting of various themes each of the nine weeks throughout the summer, affording them opportunities to play and engage in programs designed to enhance their skills and self-confidence.  Furthermore, scholarship recipients also participate in weekly workshops focused on topics such as strong study habits, bullying prevention, time management and nutrition.

About P.O.W.E.R. of Play Foundation:
Kelly and Ricky Proehl founded the Ricky Proehl Foundation in 1995. Over 10 years the Foundation raised over 1.5 million dollars in support of local North Carolina children’s charities. In 2008 the Ricky Proehl Foundation became the Ricky Proehl P.O.W.E.R. of Play Foundation to serve at risk children and teenagers while continuing to support and partner with North Carolina children’s charities. The Foundation provides financial assistance and programming to enable youth to excel athletically, academically and spiritually. For more information on the P.O.W.E.R. of Play Foundation and its programs, please visit

About Kevin Harvick Foundation:
Established in 2010 by NASCAR Sprint Cup Driver Kevin Harvick and his wife, DeLana, the mission of the Kevin Harvick Foundation (KHF) is to support programs that positively enrich the lives of children throughout the United States.  The foundation works to not only improve the quality of life, but to help underprivileged youth find and realize their dreams by supporting programs such as the Kevin Harvick Athletic Scholarship Fund, KHF Chase Your Dreams Scholarships, Kevin’s Krew and the KHF Christmas For Kids program.  To learn more about KHF, go to, follow on Twitter @TheKHFoundation or visit the KHF Facebook page at