Corey LaJoie gives up one month's pay for Samaritan's Foot
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Corey LaJoie has vowed to give up a month's pay to help the charity Samaritan's Feet, which distributes shoes to people in need. He'll also promote the charity through the paint scheme on his #32 Go FAS Racing Ford during Sunday's GoBowling.com at The Glen at Watkins Glen International.
“There is absolutely no better fit being that my longtime racing nickname is ‘SuperShoe,’" LaJoie said. “Now, being a ‘SuperShoe’ is being a part of something bigger than myself to bring the gift of a new pair of shoes.”
The paint scheme on LaJoie's car continues to be a work in progress as the WGI race approaches. As fans donate to Samaritan's Feet through LaJoie's Hope Givers page, LaJoie will hand-write the donors' names on the car he'll drive in Sunday's race.
“Friends. 1.5 BILLION people can’t afford shoes,” LaJoie [@CoreyLaJoie] tweeted. “Go to my insta for the full story but anybody who donates any amount to @Samaritans_Feet through my Hope Givers page from now until Sunday, I’ll personally write their name on the car for @WGI this weekend.”
LaJoie's call to action caught the attention of several of his fellow-competitors and other NASCAR personalities, including retired 15-time Most Popular Driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Darrell Wallace Jr. Wallace was even compelled to mention giving gas money to LaJoie in exchange for rides to school.
“10 years ago, I gave Corey 20 bucks for gas money. He would pick me up and take me to high school,” Wallace [@BubbaWallace] tweeted. “Today, myself along with so many others have a chance to make an impact on somebody’s life! Honored to be supporting Corey’s vision! It took 2 minues. DO IT!”