Nationwide Series - Matt Carter Teams Up With Lone Survivor Foundation With Clear Mission; Intent
DENVER, February 4, 2012: Officials from Matt Carter Racing (MCR) announced today that NASCAR Nationwide Series veteran Matt Carter has teamed up with the Texas-based Lone Survivor Foundation, which will be his charity of choice for the 2012 season. The upcoming season commences with the season opener on Saturday, February 25 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway.
The Lone Survivor Foundation was organized in 2010 by Petty First Class United States Navy Seal (ret.) Marcus Luttrell and is headquartered in Houston, TX. The Foundation’s mission is to “…restore, empower and renew hope for our wounded warriors and their families using therapeutic support, health and wellness, inspiration, and nature, while emphasizing camaraderie, understanding, respect, and pride."
The Foundation currently provides therapeutic ranch retreats to the men, women, and families that suffer from serious combat injury. The retreats, which are currently held on donated ranches, are focused on stabilizing the family structure, and use methods not readily available in typical government institutions. The Foundation’s methods provide understanding and tools for the problems caused by visible and invisible combat injuries. A part of the Foundation’s overall vision is to develop a holistically focused, therapeutic ranch facility in Texas. Once the funds are raised to build the Lone Survivor Ranch, it will become the base of operations for supporting American service members through partnerships and various therapeutic programs in Texas and across the nation.
Luttrell and The Lone Survivor Foundation have partnered with numerous organizations and individuals to show tangible appreciation of America’s active duty military, raise awareness of the challenges they face upon return, and support the transition home. These partners and individuals have been crucial to expanding the programs in place and helping to work toward the ranch vision.
“I cannot tell you how proud I am to be involved with such an organization like the Lone Survivor Foundation,” said Carter, who is a former ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards winner and Rookie of The Year.
Carter, a Denver, North Carolina native, became familiar with Luttrell’s mission by chance last summer and has since been in touch with organization officials to become a viable spokesperson through his presence in the Nationwide Series.
“The more I found out about the foundation and its purpose, the more I wanted to become involved,” Carter added. “I’m truly honored to be working with such a stout organization, and I know with the tactics we’ve set forth between the two of us – we’ll get more supporters on-board from all angles of the NASCAR community.”