BETTY JANE FRANCE HUMANITARIAN AWARD
THE NASCAR FOUNDATION SEEKS NOMINATIONS FOR BETTY JANE FRANCE HUMANITARIAN AWARD RECOGNIZING OUTSTANDING CHARITABLE ACTIVITIES BY IT'S FANS
Nominations due at midnight May 31; winner will be awarded $100,000
PHOENIX – The NASCAR Foundation will recognize the outstanding charitable and volunteer efforts of NASCAR fans by awarding the second annual Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award, which includes a $100,000 donation from The NASCAR Foundation to the children’s charity of the recipient’s choice.
The award will honor the passionate commitment Betty Jane France has demonstrated with her charitable works and community efforts. France has been a pioneer of charitable works in the NASCAR community and serves as Chairwoman and founder of The NASCAR Foundation.
Four finalists will be chosen, with each receiving a $25,000 donation to a children’s charity of their choice, a trip to a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in 2012 and be part of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion’s Week in Las Vegas, where the winner will be announced and presented the award from France.
The winner receives the $100,000 donation from The NASCAR Foundation to their children’s charity, a 2013 Toyota Camry Hybrid and recognition as the finalist during the NASCAR Champion’s Week. The award winner will be based on nominations where individuals submit a short story about the community work and focus on supporting children’s charities done by the nominee. The criteria that will determine the winner include their long term commitment to children’s causes, impact on the local community and dedication for their efforts and passion for the sport of NASCAR – following in Betty Jane France’s footsteps.
Nominations will be accepted online at www.nascar.com/unites, and through U.S. mail to: Betty Jane Humanitarian Award; The NASCAR Foundation; 550 South Caldwell Street, Suite 2000, Charlotte, NC 28202. The deadline for nominations is May 31.
For more information about the process, please visit www.nascar.com/unites.
About NASCAR Unites
NASCAR Unites is an industry initiative led by The NASCAR Foundation that creates an opportunity for NASCAR fans, drivers, teams, tracks, sponsors and more to unite to make a difference in communities around the nation. NASCAR Unites engages the sport in a collaborative effort to support children’s causes through fundraising, volunteering, sharing inspirational stories and unifying to make a difference.
About Phoenix International Raceway
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