San Diego, Calif. — The Rosie Network, a national award-winning network of over 30,000 veteran and military family-owned businesses around the country, will partner with Colin Garrett Racing and Sam Hunt Racing to promote veterans’ causes and the American Dream of small business ownership through their new crowdfunded Xfinity team (OurAmericanDreamTeam.com).
The partnership will field the only NASCAR team backed by the American people and veteran-owned businesses. Through crowdfunding, the racing team will be able to focus on what really matters: winning races and improving the lives of military families by helping them build their own businesses.
Partnering with The Rosie Network is an expansion of Colin Garrett’s 2019 pro bono promotion of Racing For Heroes’ free services that combat the epidemic of veteran suicide.
The Sam Hunt Racing-owned team will run as The Rosie Network / Racing For Heroes Toyota Supra.
“Rosie stands for the American entrepreneurial spirit this country was built on, and we believe those who serve have earned the right to the American dream of business ownership,” said Stephanie Brown, CEO and founder of The Rosie Network. “Sam and Colin exemplify that spirit by supporting veteran and military spouse-owned businesses and racing to end the crisis of veteran suicide in this country.
Brown’s father, a Vietnam veteran and small business owner, taught her that success in life is measured by the impact made on others. She is married to former Navy SEAL retired Rear Adm. Tom Brown and has raised two sons in the military.
Team owner Sam Hunt has been racing for years but says, “Racing with Colin is different than anything else I’ve ever been a part of. We’re more like a family. Bringing The Rosie Network into the family will greatly enhance the fundamental changes we’re working to make. They’re the perfect complement to our existing relationship with Racing For Heroes,” said Hunt.
Supporting the U.S. Military is personal to driver Colin Garrett. “Both of my brothers are active-duty Army, and I’ve had family members in every major conflict in our country’s history, so veterans’ causes are important to me,” Garrett said.
“I’m proud to be able to represent military families and companies, and to contribute to the important work The Rosie Network is doing.”