On October 14, the NASCAR Foundation announced the four finalists for the eleventh annual Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award. The award is a fan voted event. Fans may cast their votes until November 12 at NASCARfoundation.org/award.

Named for foundation creation and former Chair, the award honours individuals who are dedicated to improving the lives of children by recognizing “ NASCAR fans who volunteer for children’s causes in their racing communities”.

NASCAR Foundation chairman Mike Helton spoke on the finalists and the award saying, “this year’s finalists exemplify the values of Betty Jane France and honor her legacy. Each one of them is working to improve the lives of children while incorporating the excitement for our sport. The fans will have a tough decision choosing one winner. All four of them are unselfish and compassionate people who represent the essence of the Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award.”

Each of the four finalists will see a $25,000 donation to their organization. The winner of the Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award winner will have a $100,000 donation made to their organization.

The 2021 finalists are:
Erin Collins for the Dallas Hearing Foundation. DHF provides aid to children with hearing disabilities in the form of financial aid, therapy, technologies, and medical treatment.

Jaeleen Davis for Maggie’s Wigs 4 Kids of Michigan who offers wigs and support services to children aged three to 18.

Jeff Harmon for Down Syndrome of Louisville. Down Syndrome of Louisville supports, advocates, and helps to educate persons diagnosed with Down Syndrome in the Louisville area. Harmon has been a part of the organization for the past 18 years.

Beverly Hodsdon for the Richie McFarland Chidren’s Center. The early childhood program helps young children; as well as, supporting the families.