NASCAR, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Arbor Day Foundation plan Championship Weekend tree planting

As NASCAR descends upon Miami to crown three new national series champions, it will first give back to a local community that was severely affected by two Category 4 hurricanes, Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Michael, over the past two years. On Friday, NASCAR and the Arbor Day Foundation will culminate its year-long community tree recovery initiative at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Earlier this year, NASCAR and Arbor Day Foundation announced the initiative, distributing trees to communities devastated by natural disasters across the United States. The effort will conclude at Homestead-Miami Speedway, where participating partners K&N and Ford, along with representatives from the industry, local professional sports leaders and teams including the Miami Heat & Florida Panthers, and other special dignitaries will be on-site to support the community. Those on-site will give back trees, energy-saving LED lighting kits and with the support of partners, provide attendees with an opportunity to experience the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship.

“We have been so proud to partner with NASCAR to help bring trees to communities that need them so desperately. This particular region has been hit with enormous hardship due to the hurricanes and we hope providing them these trees will help bring some joy as they rebuild their communities,” said Dan Lambe, President, the Arbor Day Foundation.

“The Homestead-Miami community has truly embraced NASCAR and has been an incredible host to our Championship Weekend for more than a decade. We feel this initiative is just one way the industry could give back to the region, by extending our thanks and support as they recover from these climate-related natural disasters,” said Catherine Kummer, Senior Director, NASCAR Green.

Throughout the course of the year, NASCAR and its partners have distributed and planted trees in North Carolina, Texas and Florida — all in addition to their core reforestation efforts and offsets totaling over half a million trees this year.

“NASCAR has aggressively pursued and implemented programs that are designed to reduce its impact on the environment while educating fans about the benefits of making more sustainable choices. This tree planting initiative is just the latest example of the broad NASCAR Green platform,” said Scott Jenkins, Chair of Board of Directors, Green Sports Alliance.

This effort is part of the 365-day initiative NASCAR Green, a comprehensive effort to reduce and offset the sport’s environmental impact while driving value and inspiration to the NASCAR fan, employee and industry member to do the same. Long-term programs underway include can be found at www.NASCAR.com/Green and on NASCAR Green’s Twitter page, @NASCARGreen.

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