NASCAR driver Ryan Ellis is a Kappa Sig from George Mason University. He recently signed with JGL Racing to drive the #93 Dodge Challenger in the Virginia 529 College Savings 250. As he did last year, Ellis will be sporting a very unique car in the race at Richmond International Raceway, which happens to be the closest track to Kappa Sigma’s founding chapter.
Kappa Sigma Fraternity is being recognized by Ellis as tribute signage to help advance the values and educational programming of his college fraternity, as well as raise awareness for its Military Heroes Campaign.
Ellis believes that not only will this be a good exposure to the Military Heroes Campaign, but will be a nice way to bring exposure to Kappa Sigma as many chapters across the nation are in the midst of recruitment.
“I am really excited and proud to be able to do this for my fraternity and the Military Heroes Campaign again this year. The timing is perfect as Kappa Sigma chapters across North America begin recruitment, and I hope that we will have brothers from across the area at the race or watching our letters on track on ESPN.
Having your signage on the hood of a NASCAR car surely blows rush shirts out of the water. The hood of the car will have the emblem of Kappa Sigma’s Military Heroes Campaign, which is the fraternity’s primary program of A Greater Cause community service initiative. No matter your fraternity affiliate, this is a great charity to support.
Kappa Sigma’s Military Heroes Campaign honors and aids the thousands of military veterans and their families in communities throughout the U.S. and Canada. Since its inception in 2007, the campaign has donated nearly $500,000 to non-profit organizations who advocate on behalf of servicemen and women and those wounded in combat.
It’s always good to hear about the philanthropic aspects of fraternity life and debunk the myths that it’s all scandals and debauchery. Good on you, Ellis and Kappa Sigma.
If you’d like to see the car in action, the race will be broadcast on ESPN2 this Friday at 7:30 p.m. EST.
[via Kappa Sigma]
Image via Twitter/Ryan Ellis Racing