Winner’s Charity to Receive $100,000 Donation from The NASCAR Foundation
Award to be Presented at Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Awards Nov. 29 in Las Vegas
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 21, 2018) – NASCAR announced the four finalists for The NASCAR Foundation’s eighth annual Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award on Sunday at Kansas Speedway. The award, named in honor of the foundation’s late founder and chairwoman, honors NASCAR fans who are also accomplished volunteers working for children’s causes in their communities throughout the United States.
2018 NASCAR Diversity Internship Program Class Photo – John K. Harrelson
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Brandon Thompson fully concedes that other than knowing who seven-time NASCAR champion Dale Earnhardt was or the racing successes of his fellow Tennesseans Sterling Marlin and Bobby Hamilton, he had not followed the sport of NASCAR early in his life. Continue reading →
The four 2017 finalists were announced Thursday for The NASCAR Foundation’s seventh annual Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award Presented by Nationwide, with three of those finalists coming from markets that host Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races. Continue reading →
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 27: Vice chairman of the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing Mike Helton, Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award winner Andy Hoffman and President and Chief Executive Officer of Jon Hall Automotive Group Glenn Ritchey attend First Annual NASCAR Foundation Honors Gala on September 27, 2016 in New York City. Photo by Mike Stobe/NASCAR via Getty Images
Andy Hoffman, founder of the Nebraska-based Team Jack Foundation dedicated to funding pediatric brain cancer research, was the recipient of The NASCAR Foundation’s sixth annual Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award presented by Nationwide on Tuesday night, during The Foundation’s inaugural Honors Gala at the Marriott Marquis.
This year’s award presentation is the highlight of the “10 Years of Giving” celebration for The NASCAR Foundation, which has donated approximately $25 million to impact the lives of children since its inception in 2006. The Honors Gala raised more than $1.6 million to benefit hospitalized children across the country through the recently established Speediatrics Children’s Fund. Continue reading →
Lesa France Kennedy speaks during the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion’s Awards Ceremony at Wynn Las Vegas on December 6, 2013 Photo – Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images
Kansas City NativeWins 3rd Annual Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award
Don Post Receives $100,000 For Local Charity; Other Three Finalists Receive $25,000
The NASCAR Foundation is proud to announce Don Post, event chairman of the March of Dimes Kansas City chapter’s “Bikers for Babies” motorcycle ride, as the winner of the third annual Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award. The NASCAR Foundation Chairwoman Betty Jane France announced the winner during Friday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards at Wynn Las Vegas – the official coronation of 2013 champion Jimmie Johnson. Continue reading →