TTU freshman Kaylee Radzyminski honored for founding 'Tunes 4 the Troops' Campaign
ookeville, Tenn. (Sept. 9, 2009) – College freshman and Tennessee Tech University ROTC Cadet Kaylee Radzyminski received “Incredible Hero” status from NASCAR’s Nationwide Series for her extraordinary efforts to support U.S. troops.
Radzyminski, 18, created the “Tunes 4 the Troops” campaign as a way of saying thanks to the men and women serving our country.
The campaign sends donated CDs, DVDs and books on CD to the troops serving in combat zones. Since 2005, Radzyminski and her volunteers have sent 600,000 donated discs abroad.
“I wanted to show that kids are ambitious and have a strong sense of pride,” said Radzyminski. “I started ‘Tunes 4 the Troops’ to let the brave soldiers serving around the world know who they are serving and fighting for. It is the future of America, me and all the youth like me. I have a future to look forward to because of sacrifices made for me and all other Americans.
“I know I am just one girl. But I have a voice and I will use it to say thank you to all that are serving in the Armed Forces of the United States of America!”
For her initiative, Radzyminski attended the NASCAR Nationwide race at Atlanta Motor Speedway as a guest of CJM Racing and America’s Incredible Pizza Co. She experienced a VIP evening at the Degree V12 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race, which included a behind the scenes look in the garage and pit area.
Through NASCAR’s “Incredible Hero” program, each hero meets the driver of the No. 11 CJM Racing entry, sits atop the pit box during the race and receives a plaque in recognition of his or her heroism.
For more information about the organization, visit www.tunes4thetroops.org.