Martin Truex Jr.’s Catwalk for a Cause charity fashion show raised more money this year than in its first two years combined, Truex’s foundation announced Wednesday.
The event May 16 in Mooresville, N.C., raised $50,000, bringing the three-year total to $80,000, according to the Martin Truex jr. Foundation.
Truex, a NASCAR driver from Stafford Township, N.J., hosted more than 270 people at his foundation’s headquarters. Guests included Ryan Newman, Max Papis, Michael Waltrip, Ray Evernham and Greg Zipadelli.
“We are overwhelmed by the amount of support at this year’s Catwalk,” Truex’s longtime girlfriend, Sherry Pollex, said in a press release. “We had a full house at our shop this year. So many people came out to support the event that we’re going to have to move into a bigger space next year. What an awesome problem to have! We feel so blessed.!”
Proceeds from this year’s event again will benefit the Martin Truex Jr. Special Needs Fund at Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, N.C. The fund provides medical services and supplies to young patients and their families.
The foundation’s next event will be Truex’s annual charity golf tournament in South Jersey from Sept. 26-27. In the past, Truex’s foundation has donated to Southern Ocean Medical Center.