NASCAR Foundation awards $100,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The NASCAR Foundation on Thursday donated $100,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs of Volusia / Flagler Counties on behalf of the winner of the 10th annual Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award.

Charlene Greer, a volunteer with the organization for nearly a decade, beat three other finalists for the award that is presented annually to a NASCAR fan who champions children’s causes. Greer, a Daytona Beach resident, volunteers nearly 120 hours each month at the Boys & Girls Clubs.

The $100,000 award will cover the costs of afterschool bus transportation for more than 1,400 children to the eight Boys & Girls clubs in the area surrounding NASCAR’s headquarters.

The other three finalists received $25,000 donations to their charities. They were: Daryl Farler representing Amputee Blade Runners; Larry Jordan representing Angel Flight Soars, Inc., and Rich Langley representing the Roc Solid Foundation.

The NASCAR Foundation on behalf of its founder has donated $1,770,000 to 40 finalists impacting 354,647 children since the Betty Jane France award was established.