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Xfinity race at Michigan Speedway named Great Clips 250, will benefit veterans

Posted On Friday, 29 May 2015 20:00 Written by
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Michigan International Speedway has announced a partnership with Great Clips and Paralyzed Veterans of America to sponsor the June 13 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at the track, the Great Clips 250 Benefiting Paralyzed Veterans of America.


This partnership continues beyond race weekend. From July 1 through August 8, Great Clips patrons throughout Michigan, Northern Ohio and Northern Indiana will receive a $2 coupon toward a haircut with every $4 donated to Paralyzed Veterans of America. Patrons receive $1 voucher for a haircut with every $2 donation to Paralyzed Veterans of America.

While Great Clips has had a presence in NASCAR for years, this marks the first time the organization has sponsored a race at NASCAR’s fastest track. As title sponsor, Great Clips will market its brand through television, radio, print and social mediums on a nationwide scale, all while benefiting paralyzed veterans.

“It’s special to work with two organizations who tirelessly support our nation’s precious veterans,” speedway President Roger Curtis said. “We’re thrilled to help promote Great Clips and the work Paralyzed Veterans of America does by welcoming them by introducing them to the most brand loyal and giving fans in all of sports.”

Paralyzed Veterans of America is the only congressionally chartered veterans service organization dedicated solely for the benefit and representation of veterans with spinal cord injury or disease. For nearly 70 years, Paralyzed veterans of America has ensured veterans receive the benefits earned through their service to our nation, monitored their care in VA spinal cord injury units and funded research and education in the search for a cure and improved care for individuals with paralysis.

As a partner for life, Paralyzed Veterans also develops training and career services, works to ensure accessibility in public buildings and spaces, provides health and rehabilitation opportunities through sports and recreation, and advocates for veterans and all people with disabilities. With more than 70 offices and 34 chapters, Paralyzed Veterans serves veterans, their families, and their caregivers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

“We are excited to expand our involvement in motorsports as the beneficiary of the Great Clips 250,” Paralyzed Veterans National President Al Kovach, Jr. said. “Paralyzed Veterans has a rich history in Motorsports and partnering with Great Clips allows us to continue sharing our mission with so many loyal race fans, donors and veterans. We offer a special thanks to Great Clips Racing and Michigan International Speedway for supporting our ongoing fight for disabled veterans and their families.”


2015 Michigan International Speedway Schedule: 

Friday, June 12: ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards Corrigan Oil 200 and FireKeepers Casino Hotel Pole Day
Saturday, June 13: NASCAR XFINITY Series Great Clips 25 Benefiting Paralyzed Veterans of America
Sunday, June 14: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans 400

July 17-19:
Faster Horses Festival

Friday, Aug. 14:
FireKeepers Casino Hotel Pole Day

Saturday, Aug. 15: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Careers for Veterans 200 presented by The Cooper Standard Foundation & Brad Keselowski’s Checkered Flag Foundation
Sunday, Aug. 16: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400

-- Press release courtesy of Michigan International Speedway

Matt M. Myftiu

Matt Myftiu has been a journalist for two decades with a focus on technology, NASCAR and autos.

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