Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation is fortunate to have corporate partners like K&N Filters. Through the generosity of companies, organizations and individuals who donate to our mission, military children of the fallen are achieving their dreams through a college education, one of the best ways we can honor those who died defending our country.
K&N named Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation a title sponsor of NHRA Route 66 Nationals presented by K&N. The 20th annual Children of Fallen Patriots NHRA Route 66 Nationals presented by K&N was the 13th of 24 events, officially kicking off the second half of the 2017 season. This sponsorship allowed us to help spread awareness for our mission to help every child of the fallen.
“Fallen Patriots is very grateful to K&N, the NHRA and Route 66 Raceway for their support of our mission and military families.” said David Kim, Co-founder and CEO of Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation. “The best way we can honor the thousands of military service men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation is to ensure the success of those they loved best – their children. A college or trade school education is the key to that success and the bright future they deserve.”
Since its inception, Fallen Patriots has provided more than $17 million to support 845 college students and has helped 335 college students graduate debt free. These graduates include Kenzi Vizzari and Asher Patton, who attended the race and were honored on stage.
Asher Patton’s mom was a month shy of her due date when she lost her husband, and he never met his father. The need for financial support for this military family became significant as government aid does not cover the full cost of college, leaving an average funding gap per student of $32,000 for four years.
Asher graduated college debt-free with the assistance of Fallen Patriots and was recently hired by K&N.