The 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division, along with the Collision Repair Education Foundation, has extended the deadline for their Hire Our Heroes 500 fundraiser.
Donations help support programs to attract and support military veterans seeking a career in the collision repair industry. Since 2013, the 3M Hire Our Heroes program has generated more than $1,065,500 that has been used toward scholarships and tool grants for military veterans and their family members pursuing a career in the collision repair industry.
There are two ways to donate:
- 3M Hire Our Heroes 500, extended through Sunday, Aug. 12
- Show Your Support Campaign, running through Aug. 31
Twenty-four donors of $5,000 or more to Collision Repair Education Foundation for the 3M Hire Our Heroes campaign will be able to drive a real stock car from the NASCAR Racing Experience in Las Vegas in the 3M Hire Our Heroes 500. Twenty-four drivers will compete against their peers for the fastest lap at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. As an additional bonus, the first 10 donors who donate $8,000 or more will drive a car wrapped in their own company branding.
All donations of $200 or more made to the Collision Repair Education Foundation, earmarked for the “3M Hire Our Heroes fund” and made before Aug. 30, 2018, will receive a full-size 3M Hire Our Heroes Flag designed by Chip Foose and be entered into a drawing for the following prizes:
- 1st prize – authentic racing helmet, autographed by 40 Cup drivers from the 2017 season, including Dale Earnhardt Jr. and NASCAR legend Richard Petty
- 2nd prize – authentic racing helmet, autographed by 40 Cup drivers from the 2016 season, including Carl Edwards, Tony Stewart and Jeff Gordon
- 3rd prize – NASCAR Racing Experience for four people at a track near you
- 4th prize – NASCAR Racing Experience for four people at a track near you
- 5th prize – NASCAR Racing Experience for four people at a track near you
- 6th prize – Petty’s Garage sign autographed by “the King” himself, Richard Petty
- 7th prize – Patriotic hood designed by Ryan “Ryno” Templeton
For more information or to donate, click here.