COLUMBUS, GA – On Friday, August 30, 2013, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02); Dale Earnhardt Jr., NASCAR driver of the No. 88 National Guard Chevrolet; and the Georgia National Guard will be visiting and speaking with students, faculty, and staff of Shaw High School. Congressman Bishop has been highly supportive of the relationship between the National Guard and NASCAR.
Most recently, Congressman Bishop worked to defeat an amendment designed to prohibit the Army National Guard from investing resources in recruiting new soldiers through professional sports sponsorships. According to the National Guard, the amendment would have hindered military recruitment of qualified candidates, impaired access to employment resources for our nation’s military families, and severely damaged a positive financial investment for our citizen-soldiers.