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SkillsUSA on "NASCAR Now"

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Published on Mar 20, 2009

Lowe's and Kobalt Tools, in partnership with SkillsUSA, are helping the next generation of skilled trade professionals through their new Tough Tools for Cool Schools program. Lowe's is donating approximately $300,000 worth of Kobalt tools to more than 500 SkillsUSA building and construction trades programs across the country for use in their classrooms.

The program kicked off Friday, March 6 at Lovejoy High School in Hampton, Georgia, where the first set of tools was personally delivered by the Kobalt team and three-time NASCAR champion, Jimmie Johnson. He made the visit to the school just prior to the March 8 Kobalt Tools 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. Johnson's No. 48 Impala SS will also showcase a Tough Tools for Cool Schools paint scheme when he races on April 5 at the Samsung 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.

"The No. 48 team knows how important it is to have the right tools to be successful," said Johnson. "This program is great because we are literally putting those tools in the hands of students who need them and can use them to further their education. I hope it gives all the students involved with SkillsUSA some pride in knowing that we will be racing a car for them in Texas and hoping to put it in victory lane."

Johnson's appearance received coverage on ESPN2's "NASCAR Now" program, and SkillsUSA received mention. During a Johnson press conference, the SkillsUSA logo was also prominently displayed behind him.

For the full press release on this program, visit:
http://www.prweb.com/releases/SkillsU...

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