Member, President's Council on Service and Civic Participation
Kasey Kahne grew up racing dirt tracks in his hometown of Enumclaw, Washington, but quickly learned to develop his skills behind the wheel of a racecar and progressed in the NASCAR scene almost immediately. In Kahnes early years, he won the USAC Silver Crown Rookie of the Year award and the USAC Midget Series Champion and Driver of the Year awards. Kahne then moved to the NASCAR Busch series in 2002. Incredibly after only two years, Kahne moved up to the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series in 2004 where he was named series Rookie of the Year. He has won two of the first eight races this year and is currently in third place in the Nextel Cup Points Standings. Deeply appreciative of his rapid success in the NASCAR world, Kahne wanted to give something back to the community, so he launched the Kasey Kahne Foundation. The Foundation raises and donates funds to charitable organizations including those that care for chronically ill children and their families.
The President's Council on Service and Civic Participation brings together leaders from the worlds of business, entertainment, sports, education, government, nonprofits, and the media to promote and recognize outstanding volunteer service and to raise awareness of the many ways in which Americans can help meet the vital needs of their communities through civic engagement and service. To learn more about the Council and its members, please visit www.volunteer.gov