Jimmie Johnson Foundation has named Mary J. Treglia Community House in Sioux City as a semi-finalist to receive the Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope award.
Community members are encouraged to vote for the Siouxland staple to receive the award and $25,000 grant that comes with it. Voting is open until May 12 at www.helmetofhope.org. Participants can cast their vote more than once.
After voting closes, the top-five organizations will receive the $25,000 prize money and a Blue Bunny Ice Cream party. Their logo will be featured on Jimmie Johnson’s helmet during the NASCAR Cup race on Aug. 13, according to the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce.
This is Blue Bunny’s 10th year presenting the Helmet of Hope program, which allows people to nominate charities that support public education, with winners getting the chance to be included on Johnson's helmet for a particular race during the NASCAR season. Johnson is a seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion.