NASCAR: Four Finalists Announced for Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award

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DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – official release — The national finalists for the Fourth Annual Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award were announced Friday at Kansas Speedway by The NASCAR Foundation.

The Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award honors the unwavering commitment that The NASCAR Foundation Chairwoman Betty Jane France has demonstrated through philanthropy and community service. The award is presented annually to a dedicated NASCAR fan that has made a profound impact on the lives of children in his or her local community.

This year’s impressive group of finalists includes: Tammy Anderson-Lee, representing Autism Society San Diego where she has developed adaptive swimming programs for children with autism; Amber Larkin of Windermere, Fla., founder of the Noah’s Light Foundation, which is engaged in the fight against pediatric brain cancer; Chris McElwee of Fort Washington, Pa., founder of Michael’s Way, an organization providing financial assistance to families of children with cancer; and Daniel Noltemeyer of Louisville, Ky., who helped establish Best Buddies Kentucky, which promotes social inclusion for people with developmental disabilities.

“These finalists personify what our award is all about,” said France. “They demonstrate commitment and compassion, putting their hearts and souls into their volunteer efforts that benefit those in need. These are four very special NASCAR fans. We are honored to have them as our 2014 award finalists.”

The finalist with the most votes will receive $100,000 for the children’s charity they represent and personally receive a 2015 Toyota Camry provided by Toyota, the award’s 2014 official car sponsor. The three remaining finalists will earn a donation of $25,000 for their children’s charity from The NASCAR Foundation. Additionally, each finalist will also receive an at-track VIP experience during the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.

The national winner will be announced on Friday, Dec. 5 during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards show at Wynn Las Vegas, which will be nationally televised live on FOX Sports 2.

“With each year, the Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award has grown in terms of awareness and prestige,” said NASCAR Foundation Executive Director Lorene King. “And for that, we are indebted to our sport’s fans. Their support has been vital each and every year with our online voting turnout. We ask again for their support this year.”

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