Established in 2010 by NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick and his wife, DeLana, the Kevin Harvick Foundation aims to support programs across the country that improve the lives of children.
And although he may no longer consider himself a kid, UNC redshirt sophomore wrestler Nick Heilmann was recently recognized by the foundation as the latest recipient of the Kevin Harvick Athletic Scholarship.
On Monday, the Harvicks presented Heilmann with a full, needs-based scholarship, marking the beginning of the foundation’s three-year commitment to annually award a full scholarship to one UNC student athlete in need.
“It’s nice to have someone who’s nationally recognized in sports donate to Carolina wrestling. And for me to be the actual recipient of the scholarship is a huge honor,” Heilmann said. “Kevin Harvick is obviously a great athlete, so for this to come from someone like him definitely motivates me to continue work hard.”
Coach C.D. Mock said the scholarship could not have been awarded to a better person.