Finalists announced in fourth annual
Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award

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Rookie Alex Bowman addresses the media Friday morning. Bowman was one of five individuals who spoke Friday morning about the 
Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award.

By Kenneth Ferguson
October 4, 2014



KANSAS CITY, Kan.—At a press conference Friday morning at Kansas Speedway, NASCAR announced the four finalists for the fourth Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award.

The finalists are Amber Larkin, associated with the Noah's Light Foundation which deals with pediatric brain cancer; Tammy Anderson-Lee, representing the Autism Society of San Diego; Chris McElwee founder of Michaels Way; and Daniel Noltmeyer, who founded Best Buddies Kentucky which promotes social inclusion for those with developmental disabilities. 

2013 award winner David Post was on hand at the press conference.  Post, an ALS patient, brought tears to people in the room with the mention of his story and charitable work. 

This year’s winner will receive $100,000 dollars to donate to a charity to his or her choosing.  The remaining three finalists will each receive $25,000 dollars for a charity of their choice. 

NASCAR President Mike Helton who also was at the press conference said “Betty Jane France was huge in making sure all of us in NASCAR understood out responsibility as influencers.” 

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