|State Water Heaters presented a check to the Armed Forces Foundation at the Quaker State 400 in Kentucky June 28. Pictured from left to right are: NASCAR driver Kurt Busch; Kristin Huff, marketing program manager at State Water Heaters; and Patricia Driscoll, president of the Armed Forces Foundation.Photo credit: State Water Heaters|
State Water Heaters recently supported Kurt Busch in his “double” attempt on May 25, when he raced in both IndyCar’s Indianapolis 500 and NASCAR’s Coca-Cola 600. As part of that partnership, State agreed to support Busch’s charity of choice, the Armed Forces Foundation, by donating $25 for each mile the driver completed of the 1,100-mile race.
After his engine expired in the last half of the Coca-Cola 600, Busch clocked in with 906 miles, bringing State’s total donation to $22,650. The water heater manufacturer was on hand at the Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts race in Sparta, Ky., to present the check to Busch and AFF.
Busch is an advocate and representative of the AFF, utilizing motorsports as a platform to bring attention to the foundation and its efforts to offer vital assistance to active-duty and retired military personnel, National Guard, Reserve Components and military families.