Virginia Racers donate $120,000 to Virginia Tech
Last night my favorite Nascar driver Jeff Burton, along with his brother Ward, Elliott Sadler, and Denny Hamlin, presented Frank Beamer a check for $120,000 to support the Virginia Tech Memorial Fund. Additionally, Richmond International Raceway president Doug Fritz presented him with a check for $40,000.
"I've long admired and respected what you guys do, and I comeJeff Burton added:
here tonight admiring and respecting and very much appreciating
everything that NASCAR has done for Virginia Tech," Beamer said in
addressing the drivers, crew chiefs and team owners.
...the check was an effort by several people to do
something to help the victims, their families and the school with
what are certain to be lasting issues.
"When you get down the road, things have a way of losing
momentum," he said. "We're just trying to give some money to
something that can help people in the long term.
"People will be dealing with this for a long time."
Nascar takes a lot of heat from those who know nothing about the sport or the drivers. When it comes to charity there is no other sport that steps up the way the Nascar family does.