Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Partners With KHF, Presents Donation

June 05, 2012

Ollie’s collects in-store donations for the Kevin Harvick Foundation and promotes the Foundation with a “Yellow Out” at Dover International Speedway

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Ollie’s Bargain Outlet and the Kevin Harvick Foundation (KHF) partnered together for a special promotion at Dover International Speedway on Sunday, June 3, during the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.

Ollie’s customers who purchased “bargain” priced race tickets at any Ollie’s store location had the opportunity to donate to KHF which supports programs that positively enrich the lives of children throughout the United States. Before Sunday’s race, during a special presentation, Ollie’s Bargain Outlet President and CEO Mark Butler presented a ceremonial check to Kevin Harvick, co-founder of KHF with wife DeLana, representing a donation from the in-store fundraising program in the amount of $58,776.

Ollie’s Bargain Outlet ticket holders participated in a “yellow out” at the race by wearing a free KHF/Ollie’s Racing t-shirt. Participants had the chance to instantly win valuable prizes totaling $6,000. The grand prize was a $2,900 gift card to Ollie’s Bargain Outlet in support of No. 29 driver Kevin Harvick who took 2nd place overall in Sunday’s race.

The partnership between Ollie’s Bargain Outlet and the Kevin Harvick Foundation also included a “Kevin’s Krew” on-site event for the children of the Boys & Girls Club of Dover Air Force Base on June 2, 2012, at Dover International Speedway.

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 www.kevinharvickfoundation.org, follow on Twitter @TheKHFoundation or visit the KHF Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/KevinHarvickFoundation.

About Ollie’s Bargain Outlet
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, founded in 1982, is one of America’s largest retailers of closeouts, salvage and surplus merchandise, offering real brands at real bargain prices. Famous for its signature catch-phrase Good Stuff Cheap, Ollie’s offers a huge variety of famous brand name merchandise at up to 70 percent off the regular retail price, and their assortment always changes. Ollie’s Bargain Outlet operates 120 stores in Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. For more information about Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, visit www.ollies.us.