|NASCAR champ Johnson awards education grants|
|Written by Admin|
|Thursday, 16 December 2010 05:30|
Johnson surprised students at a Charlotte language academy on Thursday with a $46,000 donation for a playground and basketball court. Two other schools in North Carolina, three in Oklahoma and 10 in California will get money. Johnson is a California native who lives in the Charlotte area. His wife is from Oklahoma.
The Jimmie Johnson Foundation has partnered with Lowe's, his primary sponsor, to fund school projects over the past two years. The money will got to programs ranging from science and technology needs to arts, literacy initiatives, athletic facilities and school improvements.