Serving as a court appointed special advocate (CASA) for the last 10 years, Lisa Hall of Bedford, N.H., is one of four finalists for the third annual Betty Jane Humanitarian Award. The award is given to one dedicated NASCAR fan who has made a profound impact on children in their respective local community.
CASA of New Hampshire, which was a beneficiary of the New Hampshire Chapter of the Speedway Children's Charities in 2012, nominated Hall, a sincere NASCAR fan and dedicated volunteer. Her story of service to children in the Granite State for over a decade has led her to the finals as she represents CASA for children nationally.
The NASCAR Foundation announced the four finalists - Hall, Duncan Dobie, Don Post and Richard Johnson - each of whom will receive a minimum $25,000 donation for the charity of their choice from The NASCAR Foundation, with the national winner being awarded $100,000.
Each finalist will also receive one VIP at-track NASCAR experience during the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup at Kansas Speedway, Talladega Superspeedway, Martinsville Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway.
The award honors the unwavering commitment that The NASCAR Foundation Chairwoman Betty Jane France has demonstrated with her philanthropic and community efforts.
"These finalists truly demonstrate the generosity, compassion and commitment that embody the spirit of the award," said France. "All four finalists have a remarkable story regarding their own philanthropic efforts in their respective communities, and share the extraordinary traits that are so prevalent throughout NASCAR's fan base."
Hall advocates for a child's best interest in court and the community, and participates in continuing education courses related to courtroom procedures, social service, the juvenile justice system and the special needs of abused and neglected children. For many abused children, their CASA volunteer will be the one constant adult presence in their lives. Volunteers like Hall typically spend an average of 1.5 years working with and serving their children until they are in a safe and permanent home.
Vote for Lisa at NASCAR.COM/AWARD. If Lisa receives the most votes at www.nascar.com/award from now until Dec. 5, 2013, she will receive the Betty Jane Humanitarian Award and a $100,000 donation from the NASCAR Foundation to her children's charity of choice.
You are able to vote once every 24 hours. NASCAR and CASA fans, friends and families are encouraged to vote often at NASCAR.com/award between now and midnight on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, with the winner being announced on Friday, Dec. 6 live on-stage during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards in Las Vegas.