Earnhardt's sponsor, Axalta, partnered with the Philadelphia Eagles football organization to recognize outstanding teachers grades sixth through 12th who focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics STEM.
The Axalta All-Pro Teachers logo will be prominently displayed on Earnhardt Jr.’s No. 88 Chevrolet Racecar at Pocono Raceway. Prior or current school principals, students, colleagues, and members of the community can nominate teachers in school districts throughout the Greater Philadelphia area. Based on their educational drive, innovation in the classroom, and community ownership, A total 10 teachers will be selected as an All-Pro Teacher and recognized at a Philadelphia Eagles home game in 2017. The teacher’s school will receive a monetary donation from Axalta for STEM programming or school supplies, tickets to an Eagles home game, and a personalized Philadelphia Eagles jersey, football, and a nomination for Axalta All-Pro Teacher of the Year. The 2017 Axalta All-Pro Teacher of the Year will receive an additional donation to his or her school, and a Philadelphia Eagles Pep Rally hosted at their school, and a vacation for two.
Axalta Chairman and CEO Charlie Shaver said, “Having terrific partners really helps to make programs like the Axalta All-Pro Teachers reach a larger community. The exposure that the Axalta All-Pro Teachers program will receive at the Pocono 400, thanks to Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s popular No. 88 car, will showcase the campaign to a national audience. We thank the Philadelphia Eagles, Dale Jr., and Hendrick Motorsports for their dedicated support of such a worthwhile program.”