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THE KEVIN HARVICK FOUNDATION AND CAL RIPKEN SR. FOUNDATION TO BUILD JAKE OWEN FIELD IN VERO BEACH
January 12, 2017
TWO YOUTH BASEBALL PARKS TO BE NAMED IN JAKE OWEN’S HONOR
Nashville, TN – The Kevin Harvick Foundation, created by NASCAR Champion Kevin Harvick, held its 6th Annual Kevin Harvick Foundation Dinner, Auction and Concert presented by Jimmy John’s this past December.
Proceeds from the event benefitted the Kevin Harvick Foundation’s mission and its partnership with The Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation, which helps build character and teaches critical life lessons to disadvantaged youth residing in America’s most distressed communities through baseball and softball-themed programs and ballparks.
Owen, being a longtime friend of Kevin Harvick and supporter of Harvick’s Foundation, attended and performed at the festivities.
During the event Owen was surprised by Kevin Harvick when Harvick announced the two foundations, The Kevin Harvick Foundation as well as The Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation, will collaborate to open a Youth Development Park named in Jake Owen’s honor, in Owen’s hometown of Vero Beach, Florida.
Jake Owen Field is expected to open to the public Summer 2017.
With this honor, Jake Owen topped off a 2016 with massive high note amongst many high moments throughout the year including the release of his fifth studio album, American Love, which hit the No. 1 position on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and No. 4 on the Billboard 200 chart the week it released as well as marking his SIXTH No. 1 single, the hit song “American Country Love Song,” on both the Billboard Country Airplay & Country Aircheck’s Mediabase charts.
About Kevin Harvick Foundation:
Established in 2010 by NASCAR Cup Series champion 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. While working to improve the quality of life for underprivileged youth, the Foundation also endeavors to help them identify and fulfill their dreams by funding programs such as the Kevin Harvick Athletic Scholarship Fund at California State University-Bakersfield and the University of North Carolina, Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation, Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs and a camper cabin at Victory Junction Gang Camp. To learn more about KHF, go to kevinharvickfoundation.org, follow on Twitter @TheKHFoundation, follow on Instagram @KevinHarvickFoundation or visit the KHF Facebook page at facebook.com/KevinHarvickFoundation.
About Jake Owen:
Jake Owen has had six No. 1 singles to date - the 2X PLATINUM anthem “Barefoot Blue Jean Night,” PLATINUM-certified hits “Beachin’,” “Anywhere with You,” “Alone with You” and “The One That Got Away” plus GOLD-certified “American Country Love Song.” The RCA Nashville recording artist recently released his fifth studio album, AMERICAN LOVE, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and No. 4 on the Billboard 200 chart. The album was produced by award-winning songwriters/producers Shane McAnally and Ross Copperman plus Owen co-produced three tracks, which marks his first time as a co-producer with Lukas Bracewell. The Vero Beach, FL native is well known for his high-energy performances and laid-back style.