Halifax, VA (September 19, 2012) — Steve Johnson of Mountain Music Entertainment and former NASCAR Champion Ward Burton are proud to announce a strategic partnership naming Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice as the Official Musician Ambassadors of The Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation.
Ward Burton, a native Virginian, gained fame as one of NASCAR's elite during his 17-year NASCAR career and won some of the sports' most prestigious events including the 2002 Daytona 500. He is well respected for his solid patriotic values and commitment to family, and has one of the most dedicated fan followings around. The only thing that equals Ward's passion for racing is his intense passion for the environment. Ward Burton has dedicated his life to giving back to the next generation and taking care of our natural resources.
Recognized as a pioneer in environmental resource protection, habitat restoration, and environmental education, the mission of the Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation (WBWF) is to conserve America's land and wildlife through wise stewardship and to educate children and adults concerning the natural resources that will shape America's future. In order to fulfill this mission, the WBWF works with government agencies, businesses, and communities all across America, to develop environmental conservation programs and land management projects. The WBWF is located in Halifax County, Virginia on a 2000 plus acre property that Burton calls “The Cove”, and provides a breathtaking landscape and wildlife habitat.
“I am extremely excited to be partnering with my friend Junior Sisk," states Burton. “This is a great opportunity to raise awareness about The Foundation around the world with Junior’s tour schedule, and to also further support our partnership for future opportunities together. We look forward to great things to come with our racing and Foundation efforts.”
One project offered by the WBWF at The Cove serves military service members who incurred service-connected wounds, injuries, or illnesses and also reaches out their families. Many of those that will participate were wounded during their participation in conflicts such as Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, and New Dawn as part of the Global War on Terror. The event is organized to accommodate up to 45 American Heroes and it takes a small army of additional volunteers and guests to make the event possible. All participants are split into multiple groups and assigned a guide from the WBWF to join in a variety of activities. Each event focuses on an outdoor challenge plus camaraderie at the activity tents, which include refreshments and team-oriented programs. At the end of the day, participants, guests, and volunteers will meet at the main tent for a delicious catered meal and entertainment from Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice.
“Folks can help us make our special events for our Military Veterans, children, and adults a reality and help touch the lives of those folks thru donations," continues Burton. "Full details on sponsorship levels and opportunities can be obtained by contacting us through the WBWF website at www.twbwf.org. We know our relationship with Junior will help spread the message about the good work we are doing."
“I am proud to be joining my good friend Ward Burton to support his Foundation," states Sisk. "We are happy to do our part to provide some music and entertainment and carry the message about the good work Ward is doing through this effort. We are honored to be named as the official music ambassadors to the Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation.”