KANSAS SPEEDWAY AND 5 HOUR ENERGY® ANNOUNCE ENTITLEMENT OF INAUGURAL NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES NIGHT RACE
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (April 29, 2014) – Kansas Speedway officials announced today that 5-hour ENERGY® will sponsor Kansas Speedway’s inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup Series night race on May 10, naming the race the 5-hour ENERGY® 400 Benefiting Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF). From May 1 through July 31, 2014, Living Essentials will donate five cents from the sale of every specially marked red, white and blue bottle of cherry flavored 5-hour ENERGY® to SOWF, a top-rated nonprofit organization that supports the military's special operations forces and their families through college scholarships, family services, and financial stipends. The minimum guaranteed donation is $75,000.
“I’m excited to have 5-hour ENERGY® join with us on our inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup Series night race,” said Kansas Speedway President Patrick Warren. “I’m even prouder to know that we will be honoring the military service of so many men and women and are able to recognize the commitment they have made to our country. The Special Operations Warrior Foundation provides support and assistance to personnel in the U.S. Special Operations Command and I look forward to working with them and 5-hour ENERGY® during our race weekend.”
For more information on the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, visit www.specialops.org.
Tickets for Kansas Speedway’s 2014 events, including Kansas Speedway’s first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series night race the 5-hour ENERGY® 400 Benefiting Special Operations Warrior Foundation, are currently on sale. To purchase season tickets or single event tickets, call 866-460-RACE (7223) or visit www.kansasspeedway.com. Season ticket holders receive a TrackPass for each NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race day that allows access to the infield for the Kansas Army National Guard Pre-Race activities, including the pre-race Brett Eldredge concert and driver introductions.
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About 5-Hour ENERGY®
5-hour ENERGY® is a liquid energy shot that provides a feeling of energy and alertness that lasts for hours. It contains a blend of B-vitamins and amino acids, zero sugar, four calories, and caffeine comparable to a cup of the leading premium coffee. It is available at retail outlets in the United States and Canada as well as throughout the U.K., Ireland, Spain, the Netherlands and South Africa.
About the Special Operations Warrior Foundation
The Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF) was founded in 1980 to serve the military’s special operations forces and their families. A tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, the SOWF is dedicated to ensuring no-cost college scholarship grants and educational counseling to the children surviving special operations personnel who lose their life in the line of duty. Additionally, the SOWF provides funds to the families of severely wounded and hospitalized special operations personnel to meet their immediate financial needs.