Dale Earnhardt Jr. Helps Fund New Playground For Same Church Daycare He Attended In The Late ’70s

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I love a good full circle moment.

Earlier today, NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Earnhardt Jr. shared that his foundation, The Dale Jr. Foundation, helped fund a new playground for the child daycare department at North Kannapolis United Methodist Church in Kannapolis, North Carolina.

Not only is that an awesome and classy move from the North Carolina native, but he did so in honor of some of his late family members, including his grandmother Martha, at the same exact daycare he attended growing up.

Kannapolis is the hometown of Dale Jr.’s late father and NASCAR great, Dale Earnhardt Sr., so it’s absolutely awesome to see Jr. giving back to his community in this way.

He shared a few photos from the dedication at the church service this morning, in addition to the newly revamped 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 to him:

“The @dalejrfoundation participated today in a playground dedication at North Kannapolis United Methodist Church for their child daycare.

The playground was dedicated in memory of Mammaw, Uncle Danny, and Aunt Sherry who we lost recently over the past several months.

Many of the Earnhardt family have been attendees of this daycare service, including myself back in the late 1970s. Talk about life coming full circle.”

I’m sure his father, and the rest of his family, are prouder than punch… that’s the good stuff, indeed:

He also noted that many of his Earnhardt family members attended daycare at Kannapolis UMC, including Dale Jr. himself back in the late ’70’s.

Check out the old throwback photo of a very young Dale Jr. back in the day:

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock