Dale Earnhardt Jr. presents $135K check to two local elementary schools

Dale Earnhardt Jr. presents $135K check to two local elementary schools
Dale Earnhardt Jr. went to N.B. Mills Elementary School in Statesville Wednesday to present a $135,000 check from the NASCAR icon’s foundation. (WSOC)

STATESVILLE, N.C. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. visited two local elementary schools on Wednesday to personally deliver $135,000 to each institute.

The popular NASCAR personality presented checks to N.B. Mills Elementary School in Statesville and Allenbrook Elementary School in Charlotte.

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Allenbrook principal Kimberly Vaught said Earnhardt’s support is instrumental for the Title I school that is in transition.

“We are grateful to Mr. Earnhardt, his wife, Amy, and the entire Dale Jr. Foundation for their strong show of support as we rebrand, relaunch and reestablish our school community,” Vaught said.

“This $135,000 is seed money that our school leadership and community will use to rebuild on a solid foundation and make a positive impact on the trajectories of our students and community for years to come.”

Dale Earnhardt Jr. went to N.B. Mills Elementary School in Statesville Wednesday to present a $135,000 check from the NASCAR icon’s foundation.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. went to N.B. Mills Elementary School in Statesville Wednesday to present a $135,000 check from the NASCAR icon’s foundation. (WSOC)

Earnhardt said he was inspired by the work that Principal Vaught and her team were doing with the students and the community.

“We support the mission and vision of the school, and we are blessed to be able to provide support for the students, staff and the community,” Earnhardt said.

N.B. Mills Elementary posted on its Facebook page that it plans to improve technology in its classrooms, purchase play structures that are handicap accessible and grow its tutoring program.

“We are so fortunate for the generosity from one of our local heroes and look forward to building this partnership,” the post read.

Earnhardt toured each school and spoke with staff before presenting the checks.

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