Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award Presented By Nationwide Permanent Trophy Display Unveiled At International Motorsports Center

Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award Presented By Nationwide Permanent Trophy Display Unveiled At International Motorsports Center


  • Nomination Process Begins For Sixth Annual Award

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. (Feb. 17, 2016) – The NASCAR Foundation unveiled a new permanent display for the Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award presented by Nationwide trophy on Wednesday, in the lobby of the International Motorsports Center.


The trophy display was unveiled by The NASCAR Foundation Chairwoman Emeritus and Founder Betty Jane France, who was joined Wednesday by The NASCAR Foundation Chairman Mike Helton and other members of the foundation's board of directors.

The Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award – the NASCAR industry's most prestigious community service honor – is presented annually to a NASCAR fan who embodies France's commitment to philanthropic causes and whose generosity and compassion has positively impacted the lives of children. 

"This permanent display befits the growing stature and impact of our award," France said. "Since its inception, the award has benefited nearly 200,000 children throughout the United States. Today's unveiling also is an appropriate way to begin The NASCAR Foundation's 10th year of existence.


"For both our employees who come to the International Motorsports Center every day and our visitors, this display will be a reminder of the good, important work The NASCAR Foundation has been doing since 2006 to improve the quality of life for children."


The foundation also announced the beginning of the 2016 award nomination process on Wednesday. Nominations can be submitted on-line at NASCAR.com/Award. Deadline for submitting nominations is March 18.

The sixth annual award will be presented later this year with the winner receiving a $100,000 donation to the charity they represent. Three other national finalists will receive $25,000 for their respective charitable organizations.


About The NASCAR Foundation

The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing Inc. (NASCAR) established The NASCAR Foundation in January 2006 to support initiatives that positively affect the lives of children throughout the United States. The 501(c) (3) non-profit entity partners with medical experts and other charitable organizations to fund children's health care programs. Now celebrating 10 Years of Giving in 2016, The NASCAR Foundation has cumulatively donated $25 million to reach more than one million children. For more information on The NASCAR Foundation, please visit: NASCARfoundation.org. Follow The NASCAR Foundation on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/NASCARFoundation or on Twitter: @NASCAR_FDN.


About Nationwide

Nationwide, a Fortune 100 company based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the U.S. and is rated A+ by both A.M. Best and Standard & Poor's. The company provides a full range of insurance and financial services, including auto, commercial, homeowners, farm and life insurance; public and private sector retirement plans, annuities and mutual funds; banking and mortgages; pet, motorcycle and boat insurance. For more information, visit www.nationwide.com.



Sara Tucker

The NASCAR Foundation

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