NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver and Bakersfield, Calif., native Kevin Harvick teamed up with apparel company TapouT to donate new uniforms and gear to the North High School wrestling team in Bakersfield on Tuesday.
Harvick, a former North High School wrestler, and TapouT made the presentation during a school pep rally and also awarded four student scholarships totaling $11,000 to North seniors who participated in an essay contest focusing on overcoming adversity in life.
"What an honor for me to go back to my alma mater, stand in the same gym and help out not only the wrestling team, but also hopefully give some students a leg up on their college educations," Harvick said. "Wrestlers are as disciplined as athletes come, but these scholarship winners are equally disciplined in their academics. I can't thank TapouT enough for helping the Kevin Harvick Foundation extend a helping hand."
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