The Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway in March meant more to Joey Logano than his fourth-place finish.
Logano learned more about the Folds of Honor, founded by U.S. Air Force Maj. Dan Rooney, which provides scholarships for spouses and children of soldiers killed or disabled in service.
“It hit a spot for me,” Logano said.
Logano met Rooney before the Atlanta race, and told him that if he won that race he’d donate the purse.
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“We were close, but even when we were done I wanted to something with Folds of Honor,” Logano said.
That something happened Friday, when Logano presented a check to Rooney for $50,000.
“Families are left with both emotional and financial burdens when there is a fallen or injured soldier, and it’s our goal to assist them during the most difficult time,” Rooney said. “With this donation, we will be able to make a difference in the lives of military families nationwide.”