Nesquehoning, Pennsylvania//January 12, 2010 -- KME Fire Apparatus and the Kovatch Organization are pleased to announce their sponsorship of Kovatch Motorsports, Ltd., a new racing team owned by John Kovatch IV, Kovatch’s Director of New Business Development, who is also its principal driver. Kovatch Motorsports will be racing a sportsman class modified dirt track race car in 2010 in support of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and its Everyone Goes Home® program.
John is a fourth generation member of the Kovatch family involved in the business, and has met with success in various types of racing for a number of years. Kovatch Motorsports’ home track will be Big Diamond Raceway in Minersville, Pennsylvania, but the car will also travel to additional special event races. Along with racing, the car will be on display at fire expos, fundraisers, and other fire service events. All of John’s race winnings will be donated to the NFFF. In addition, KME Fire Apparatus will make a 100% match of all winnings with its own contribution to the Foundation. Kovatch will also provide opportunities for employees, fire service partners, as well as the general public to provide support. Racing will begin in March 2010 and will run through October.
“The National Fallen Firefighter Foundation’s Everyone Goes Home® program began right here in Pennsylvania. My family as well as our entire organization feels strongly that the program is a critical part of a nationwide effort to reduce firefighter injuries and deaths. I’m proud to be able to personally play a small role in making sure our nation’s bravest come home to their families every day,” states Kovatch.
More information about the Kovatch Motorsports program will appear on the KME website soon. Everyone Goes Home® is a national program by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to prevent line-of-duty deaths and injuries. In March 2004, a Firefighter Life Safety Summit was held to address the need for change within the fire service. Through this meeting, the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives were produced and a program was born. For more information visit www.everyonegoeshome.com.