CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches announced today it is championing the American charity the Folds of Honor Foundation. Jimmy John’s will make a donation of $1 million to benefit families of America’s fallen and disabled military service men and women on September 13, 2014 at the Jimmy John’s Freaky Fast 300 powered by Coca-Cola at Chicagoland Speedway.
“Through the stars aligning and a gentleman’s handshake, we are honored to support Folds of Honor,” said Jimmy John Liautaud, CEO and founder of Jimmy John’s. “Jimmy John’s is proud to be an American company and is privileged to aid families of veterans through this American charity.”
“We are pleased to be aligned with such a great organization like Jimmy John’s that recognizes the importance of supporting the one percent who protect our freedoms every single day,” said Major Dan Rooney, founder of Folds of Honor. “Jimmy John’s and its customers will be providing much needed educational assistance to the families of our heroes. What a great American company.”
Earlier this year, Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches was announced as the Chicagoland Speedway title sponsor of its NASCAR Nationwide Series Race on Saturday, September 13. While hosting the Freaky Fast 300 race day, Jimmy John’s will also celebrate the day with the official check presentation to Folds of Honor. Jimmy John’s sponsored NASCAR driver, Kevin Harvick, will be driving his Freaky Fast #5 Jimmy John’s Chevrolet proudly co-branded with Folds of Honor Foundation.