Crown Royal is once again honoring the people who make a difference every day. The whiskey brand is offering you the opportunity to put the spotlight on a hero who has made a difference in your community.
|2014 Contest Winner John Wayne Walding And Big Machine Records |
Founder Scott Borchetta Present Race Winner Jeff Gordon With His Trophies.
To suggest your hero for naming rights to the 2015 Crown Royal “Your Hero’s Name Here” 400 at the Brickyard NASCAR Race scheduled to be held in Indianapolis this July, you will be asked to write an essay in a hundred words or less completing the question:
“Describe a personal achievement, unselfish act, or honorable act that is worthy of a toast with Crown Royal? ”*
Simply click on www.CrownRoyalHeroes.com to nominate your favorite hero.
The winner will be chosen from five finalists and revealed in a special ceremony. Honors will include giving the deserving hero the naming rights to one of the summer’s biggest NASCAR races – the Brickyard 400. He or She will also wave the green flag to signal the start of the race, and deliver the trophy, bearing their name, to the race winner in Victory Lane!
While in the past, the contest has been limited exclusively to adult military and service members, it is now open to all unsung heroes, twenty-one or older, in communities nationwide.
|Country Western Star Justin Moore with the Five 2014 ‘Your Hero’s Name Here’ Finalists|
Like apple pie and ice cream, country music and fast cars have always seemed to go together. Reigning Academy of Country Music - New Artist of the Year, Justin Moore, has sold over 5.9 million digital downloads. He has appeared on NBC's The Voice Finale and The Queen Latifah Show. Further his music has been featured on the ABC hit drama “NASHVILLE,” Hannity & Colmes, and NFL Rewind.
This talented musician is teaming up with Crown Royal for the fourth year in a row and issuing a call for nominations for the “Your Hero’s Name Here” program.
“I have been fortunate to have a relationship with Crown Royal for a number of years now. It is kind of cool that it has become an annual thing for us and allows us to give back. It is wonderful to meet these families and the people who are truly heroes. Without a program like the Crown Royal’s 'Your Hero’s Name Here,' they would not be getting the recognition that they so deserve. It’s been a truly rewarding experience to get to know these heroes and their families. I still get to see them at some of my shows – it’s a lot of fun. Hopefully we can continue to do the things that we do and help the program along.”
Moore further expressed his enthusiasm regarding his involvement with the Heroes program solicitously.
“I am just a very small piece to this program. To me it is always about the people involved; not only the winner, but all the nominees. That is the coolest part for me; to meet them because they are the type of people whose story make you want to be a better person. I believe that if you surround yourself with these types of people, this world will become a better place. It is very humbling to meet these folks and encourages me to be a better person.”
Justin became a loyal NASCAR fan after watching the 2001 Daytona 500.
“The first NASCAR Race I sat and watched the entire race and caused me to get hooked was the 500 where Earnhardt unfortunately passed. I don’t know why I watched that race. I was always a bit intrigued by NASCAR, but it wasn’t till I watched that race on the television, from start to finish, that I became a real NASCAR Fan. Now I like to curl up on the couch on Sunday and watch the race whenever I can.”
Like most NASCAR Fans, Moore cheers for his favorite driver.
“I have become buddies with a couple of the guys. I am better friends with and my favorite driver is Carl Edwards. He was in a some of my music videos a couple of years back. We became really good friends after that. I have a lot of respect for him; not only as a competitor but as a person.”
When asked about the heroes in his personal life, Moore responded quickly and with conviction.
“Fortunately, I have a handful. I am blessed to have a mom and dad who provide me with the perfect example of what a marriage; wife and husband and father should be. My parents are on the top of the list for me. My grandparents are the same way. My grandfather, who passed from cancer four or five years ago, he was it to me. He was in the Navy and served his country. Then he came back and raised his family. As far as 'hero' to me, obviously there are our men and women of the military, however specifically for me it is family.”
Justin Moore married his wife Kate in 2007. They have three young and energetic daughters, Ella Kole, Kennedy Faye, and Rebecca Klein. The baby was born last year and they call her Klein. Following his families example, the Christian couple are busy caring for their girls and enjoy taking them to softball, gymnastics, cheer-leading and dance.
You have until April 12, 2015 to submit your nomination
the 2015 Crown Royal “Your Hero’s Name Here” Contest.
|NASCAR Race Mom with 2013 Winner Samuel Deeds |
in the Pagoda Suite at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
'To whom much is given, much is required,'
Please Drink Responsibly.
*Must be 21 or older to vote. 1 vote per day. Use of automated means of voting prohibited. Determination of Grand Prize winner will take into account public vote results, but Finalist with most votes may not be the Grand Prize winner. For complete details, see Official Rules. Sponsor: Diageo Americas, Inc., Norwalk, CT. CROWN ROYAL Blended Canadian Whisky. 40% Alc/Vol. © 2015 The Crown Royal Company, Norwalk, CT.
**Ralph Dale Earnhardt, better known as Dale Sr. died on February 18, 2001, at Daytona International Speedway, while driving in the 2001 Daytona 500.