Harvick to host kids at game, race

The Kevin Harvick Foundation and longtime partner Rheem Manufacturing Co. have teamed with the New Hampshire Fisher Cats to host a group of 50 youth from the Boys and Girls Club of Manchester at Wednesday’s Northeast Delta Dental Eastern League All-Star Game in Manchester, N.H.

In addition to attending the game, the group will participate in a Home Run Derby with Kevin Harvick Foundation co-founders Kevin and DeLana Harvick and Fisher Cats players.

Harvick will drive the No. 33 Nationwide Series Rheem Chevrolet Impala show car around the warning track on his way to the pitcher’s mound to throw out the first pitch. Immediately after the first pitch, he and his wife, DeLana, will accept a $50,000 donation to the Kevin Harvick Foundation from Rheem.

"DeLana and I are really looking forward to this event," Harvick said. "Together with Rheem we took a group of kids to the beach at Daytona (Fla.) last summer, and this year, we’re heading to the ballpark. Rheem has been a wonderful partner, and with their generous donation, the Kevin Harvick Foundation will not only be able to bring these kids to the ballgame but support and benefit so many more children."

The group is also providing the group of children with tickets to the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday.