John L. Hendrick, former President of Hendrick Motorsports and JL Hendrick Management Corporation, established the Hendrick Foundation for Children as a result of his love for children, especially those underprivileged, abused, or seriously ill.

Mr. Hendrick, a very successful businessman, had donated his personal time to betterment of children through his involvement in charitable organizations. The Nazareth Children’s Home, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and Elon Homes for Children were just a few in which he participated.

Upon his return from a speaking engagement in California, he decided that he needed to and would do more. Thus, the formation of the Hendrick Foundation for Children began.

On October 24, 2004, just days after the Foundation formation, Mr. Hendrick and nine others were tragically killed as the result of an airplane accident. But the spirit of his dedication will continue through the works of this Foundation.

The Mission Statement: Our mission statement for the Foundation is to support and distribute funds to other charitable and educational organizations which provide health, medical, social welfare, educational and other support programs and services for the benefit of children with illness, disease, injury, pain, disability, incapacity or other disadvantage. We will also assist other charitable and educational organizations sponsoring programs which are community oriented and focus on improving the quality of life of children with life-threatening or chronic injuries, illnesses and disabilities.

John Hendrick Memorial Children's Golf Classic
September 24, 2007


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