Sadler Unites with Fellow NEXTEL
Cup Competitors to Aid Virginia Tech Victims
RICHMOND, Va. (May 5, 2007) – To honor the victims of the
Virginia Tech tragedy and help support those who continue to
heal and grieve, NASCAR NEXTEL Cup drivers and Virginia-natives
Elliott Sadler, Denny Hamlin and Jeff Burton have made a
substantial donation to the “Hokie Spirit Memorial Fund”.
The Memorial Fund will provide assistance to families for a
variety of needs associated with their loss, including grief
counseling, memorials (student scholarship), communication
expenses and comfort expenses. It will also assist those
grieving among friends and family, as well as other survivors
who were in the Norris Hall classrooms.
“Virginians take care of their own,” commented Sadler. “After
what happened at Virginia Tech, some of the Virginia natives in
the Nextel Cup garage, including myself, Jeff Burton and Denny
Hamlin wanted to do something for the school and the families
that were affected.”
Sadler, Hamlin and Burton presented a check in the amount of
$120,000 to Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer, prior to
Saturday’s driver intros at Richmond International Raceway.
“I've been very proud of the students, the faculty and the
Virginia Tech family who have shown their unity as far as
fighting through this and getting through this because it's been
a tough situation for a lot of people,” Sadler said.
Fore more information on how you can contribute to the Hokie
Spirit Memorial Fund, please visit
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