SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Two San Diego County schools will receive grant funding from the Jimmie Johnson Foundation, it was announced Friday.
The foundation, launched in 2006 by NASCAR driver and El Cajon-native Jimmie Johnson and his wife, Chandra Johnson, plans to award $308,000 in grants to seven public schools in the Johnsons' home states of California and Oklahoma and where they currently live in North Carolina.
San Diego's Knox Middle School will receive $63,206.37 to improve the school's library and WD Hall Elementary School in El Cajon will receive $22,096.71 to add a multi-lingual, digital marquee to the school's campus. More than $220,000 will be spread across the other five schools receiving grants.
"Schools have so many, wide-ranging needs," Jimmie Johnson said. "We were very impressed by this year's applications, and we're thrilled to be able to support these important projects through the Champions Grant program."
The foundation has awarded more than $5.6 million in funding since the grant program launched in 2009. Residents seeking more information about the foundation can visit jimmiejohnsonfoundation.org.