Today, The NASCAR Foundation announced that its 2020 Car Giveaway raised more than $65,000 in its efforts to positively impact the lives of children. The winner of the 2020 NASCAR Championship Edition Toyota Camry TRD is Charles Doud from Dearborn, Mich., and while he wasn’t able to be present, his proxy Roxanne received the keys during a presentation held in Victory Circle at ONE DAYTONA. Randy Dye, local auto dealer and Board Member of The NASCAR Foundation, presented this one-of-a-kind 2020 Toyota Camry, a limited production vehicle with a variety of NASCAR-themed additions.
“I think it’s wonderful to help The NASCAR Foundation and help kids,” said Doud. “I’m always on the lookout for those kinds of charities. And NASCAR is very well-received across the nation with their races and everything. So this is a big win for NASCAR and having a helping hand like the Foundation. Obviously I’m very excited to win that kind of a car too because it’s all decked out, very cool.”
Doud was selected from a pool of five Phase Winners including Daniel K. from Colorado, Ariel T. from Florida, Lyle G. from Illinois, and Floyd B. from North Carolina. In addition to being invited to today’s announcement, the Phase Winners, or their proxy, also receive complimentary tickets to tonight’s Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway.
The NASCAR Foundation’s 2020 Car Giveaway is a significant fundraiser to help children receive access to medical services and resources provided through the Foundation’s Speediatrics Children’s Fund designed to encourage kids to lead active and healthy lifestyles. In Daytona Beach, one of many programs the Foundation supports includes its Speediatrics Unit at Halifax Health, a 32-bed pediatric unit that cares for more than 2,000 children each year.
“This fundraiser expanded our donor base significantly which is incredible given what we are all experiencing this year,” stated Nichole Krieger, Executive Director of The NASCAR Foundation. “We couldn’t be happier for Charles and we look forward to working with our Board to expand upon this initiative in 2021 so we can have an even greater impact on the children we work with.”