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Announcing the Dale & Amy Earnhardt Fund!

Announcing the Dale & Amy Earnhardt Fund!

With Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s racing career coming  to an end in 2017, he now looks to extend his legacy off the track with The Dale and Amy Earnhardt Fund at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. In partnership with Nationwide and The Dale Jr. Foundation, The Dale and Amy Earnhardt Fund supports Nationwide Children’s courageous patients and their families in the area of pediatric injury rehabilitation, research and prevention, helping patients and families rehabilitate from brain injuries, head and spinal cord injuries, and other physically disabling conditions and injuries. 

Become a Founding Donor to the
Dale and Amy Earnhardt Fund

Dale Jr Number 88 Chevy SS Join Dale and Amy as they help children everywhere with the new Dale and Amy Earnhardt Fund at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The first 88 donors of $288 or more will receive an autographed piece of 6” x 8” race-used No. 88 sheet metal from one of Dale Jr.’s Nationwide race cars from his final Cup Season accompanied by a certificate of authenticity verified by Hendrick Motorsports. Any donor who contributes a gift of $188 or more will have their name listed on our recognition signage in the Dale and Amy Earnhardt Activity Room with their optional personalized message to Dale and Amy.

Own a piece of history while helping to build the future.

Dale, Amy and Nationwide Children’s

From their first visit in 2015 to their most recent fundraising event, Dale and Amy have had quite the impact on Nationwide Children’s Hospital over the past 3 years. Follow along with their journey:


Dale Jr Instagram 2015

Nationwide introduced Dale to Nationwide Children’s as he joined the celebration of a patient “graduating” from Rehab after months of treatment. This trip came the week after his 6th career victory at Talladega Superspeedway.



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In July, Dale made his second visit to Nationwide Children’s prior to running the No. 88 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Chevy SS at Kentucky Speedway. Dale Jr. brought along his fiance, Amy, to meet the Driven to Give Patient champions. They made a pit stop on the rehab floor as well as the oncology/hematology floors to visit with patients.

Dale Jr Number 88 Chevrolet SS

Our butterflies have never flown faster than they did at the Kentucky Speedway NASCAR race in July. Dale’s No. 88 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Chevrolet SS rode around the track at the July race raising awareness for Nationwide Children’s.

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Dale and Hendrick Motorsports graciously donated a bell to our Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit. The kids "graduating" from Rehab ring the bell to celebrate the end of their inpatient stay and all the hard work that's brought them to discharge day. The kids are loving this wonderful new bell ringing tradition!

Dale Jr Instagram 2016

Driven to Give Event - Dalton, one of the patient champions for the 2016 race season, was able to join Dale and the hospital at The Dale Jr. Foundation’s Driven to Give fundraising event in Charlotte, NC. It was a special evening for everyone. Thanks to Nationwide and The Dale Jr. Foundation!



Dale Jr Instagram 2017

In January, Dale, along with our friends at Nationwide, Chevrolet and Hendrick Motorsports auctioned off two cars at the Barrett Jackson auction with proceeds benefiting the hospital. The cars were a 1967 Chevelle Dale built with and donated by Chevrolet and one of Dale’s 2015 No. 88 Nationwide race cars donated by Hendrick Motorsports. Dale brought along patient champion Maddie for the ride!

Dale and Amy Earnhardt Activity Room is unveiled at Dale Jr.’s third visit to the hospital.</p>

In April, the newly dedicated Dale and Amy Earnhardt Activity Room was unveiled at Dale’s third visit to the hospital.

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Dale brings along his No. 88 Nationwide team including Crew Chief, Greg Ives for his 4th “pit stop” at Nationwide Children’s in July 2017. He and his team were quizzed by our patients at our kids’ only press conference!

Dale Jr Instagram 2015

Our butterflies flew even faster at the Kentucky Speedway! Once again Dale’s No. 88 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Chevrolet SS raced the track with our patients and supporters along for the ride. The hood of the car was covered in names of fans and friends who donated to Nationwide Children’s Hospital to "Ride with Dale Jr."

Dale Jr Jukebox Reveal

In September, Kentucky Speedway and Crosley Radio presented a 1950s styled jukebox for our patients to enjoy in the Dale and Amy Earnhardt Activity Room. The jukebox was a retirement gift for Dale from the Kentucky Speedway and makes our rehab patients so happy!

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