I love a good moment that comes full circle.
This morning, NASCAR Hall of Famers Dale Earnhardt Jr. announced that his foundation, the Dale Jr. Foundation, has helped fund a new playground for the North Kannapolis United Methodist Church Day Care Center in Kannapolis, North Carolina.
Not only is it a grand and stylish move by the North Carolina native, but he also did so in honor of several of his family members who died, including his grandmother Martha, at the very same daycare where he grew up.
Kannapolis is the hometown of Dale Earnhardt Sr., Dale Jr.’s late father and NASCAR great, so it’s absolutely amazing to see Jr. giving back to his community in this way.
He shared some photos from the dedication at this morning’s service, alongside the newly designed playground, as well as a few words about what it means to him to be able to give back to such an important place that means so much:
“The @dalejrfoundation attended a playground dedication at North Kannapolis United Methodist Church for their daycare today.
The playground was dedicated to Mammaw, Uncle Danny and Aunt Sherry who we lost over the last few months.
Many members of the Earnhardt family attended this daycare, including myself in the late 1970’s. Talk about closing the circle of life.”
I’m sure his dad and the rest of his family are prouder than punch… that’s the good thing indeed:
He also noted that many of his Earnhardt family members attended daycare at Kannapolis UMC, including Dale Jr. himself in the late ’70s.
Check out the old throwback photo of a very young Dale Jr. from back then:
Many Earnhardts attended this daycare, including myself in the late 1970’s pic.twitter.com/NyCU9ACXTC
— Dale Earnhardt Jr (@DaleJr) January 22, 2023
https://www.whiskeyriff.com/2023/01/22/dale-earnhardt-jr-helps-fund-new-playground-for-same-church-daycare-he-attended-in-the-late-70s/ Dale Earnhardt Jr. helps fund a new playground for the same church daycare he attended in the late ’70s