Starting this month, fans will have a chance to win the gloves that Dale Earnhardt, Jr. uses during each of his races.
The Dale, Jr. Foundation announced today it “Driven to Give Gloves” initiative. Each month, Earnhardt will dawn his notorious Alpinestars skeleton gloves with a specific color designated for a different charity. After the final race in that particular month, he will sign the gloves and they will be auctioned off on TDJF’s eBay store.
“Amy (Reimann) and I spent a lot of time choosing the charities we’ll be donating to this year,” Earnhardt Jr. stated in a TDJF press release. “We chose causes that have personal meaning for us and the people in our lives. Last year, when we did the gloves to raise awareness for ovarian cancer and breast cancer, I was overwhelmed with the amount of money we were able to raise in a short amount of time. This year, we’re looking forward to raising a lot of money and awareness for these charities throughout the season.”
Last year, Earnhardt wore pink gloves in the month of October to support breast cancer awareness. The gloves, which he wore when he won at Martinsville, were then auctioned off on eBay for $15,000, with the proceeds going to the Pretty in Pink Foundation.
For Budweiser Speedweeks, beginning this Friday with Sprint Unlimited practice, Earnhardt’s gloves will be red for Congenital Heart Defect Awareness. The complete list of gloves from February to November can be found below.
February – Red Gloves (Congenital Heart Defect Awareness)
March – Orange Gloves (Multiple Sclerosis Awareness)
April – Blue Gloves (Child Abuse Prevention)
May – Blue Gloves (Osteogenesis Imperfecta Awareness)
June – Gray Gloves (Brain Cancer Awareness)
July – Blue Gloves (Juvenile Arthritis Awareness)
August – Cream Gloves (Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness)
September – Teal Gloves (Ovarian Cancer Awareness)
October – Pink Gloves (Breast Cancer Awareness)
November – Purple Gloves (Pancreatic Cancer Awareness)
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