Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Bobby Scruggs Memorial Foundation Fundraising Auction

I meant to mention this earlier, but The Roanoke Times reminded me of it this morning.

In an article by Courtney Cutright;

The Bobby Scruggs Memorial Foundation will hold a fundraiser at the Martinsville Speedway at 6 p.m. Oct. 21.

Scruggs, the owner and founder of Racing Image in Roanoke, served for almost 40 years as a NASCAR official. He died in January after a 13-year battle with cancer.

The fundraiser will feature autograph and question-and-answer sessions with several NASCAR drivers. A tentative list of drivers includes Kyle Petty, Joe Nemechek, Ken Schrader, Bobby Labonte, Jimmy Spencer, Robert Pressley and Rick Mast.

Tickets are $35 and include a barbecue dinner. To order, call 985-0204.

There is more at;
Bobby Scruggs served 38 years as a NASCAR official and was the founder and owner of Racing Image in Roanoke. Bobby passed away on January 22, 2005, after a thirteen year battle with cancer, but he "Never Gave Up" and he truly appreciated the support of the NASCAR family throughout his fight. This event is to honor Bobby's longtime dedication to the sport of motor racing and to raise scholarship funds for young men and women who are pursuing a career in motorsports, as well as for cancer research and prevention and other programs that were of interest to him.

Only 500 tickets will be made available for this inaugural event and will be sold on a first-come basis. Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, September 14, 2005, and cost $35 per person, $20 of which is tax-deductible. Tickets may be purchased by credit card by calling Foundation for Roanoke Valley at (540) 985-0204 Monday through Friday

9 a.m. -- 4 p.m. or by sending a money order or certified check to The Bobby Scruggs Memorial Foundation, P.O. Box 7811, Roanoke, Virginia 24019. Donations to support the Foundation's work are also welcome.

The Bobby Scruggs Memorial Foundation, which has been designated "A Proud Charity of NASCAR", is a component fund of Foundation for Roanoke Valley. For more information, please contact Alan Ronk, executive director of Foundation for Roanoke Valley at (540) 985-0204.

Bobby is also fondly remembered as a track official at Franklin County Speedway, in Callaway, during the early years of that local Virginia track's existence.

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