Martinsville: Memories, Mayhem, Marvelous!

Posted on 04/5/2011 by |Volunteering | Comments

VolunteeringAdrenaline rush: Turn 3 at Martinsville from the infield. This is a guest post from AARP’s Deb Silverberg, who was on the ground at the April 3 Sprint Cup race in Martinsville.   Memories – so many, Mayhem: it is a short track, after all. Marvelous…more on that in a minute. Before we move on to race highlights, how about the most important M-word? Meals. Not only did our No. 24 Jeff Gordon make an impressive Top 5 finish in Martinsville, …

Meal Donations after Fontana Race top 216,000

Posted on 04/1/2011 by |Volunteering | Comments

VolunteeringJust weeks into the NASCAR season and the Drive to End Hunger has provided more than 216,000 meals for hungry seniors. Building momentum for the initiative, four-time Sprint Cup champion Jeff Gordon and the No. 24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet Team finished 18th at Sunday’s Auto Club Speedway 400 in Fontana, Calif., and look for their eighth win this weekend at Martinsville Speedway. Last week AARP Foundation made a $10,000 donation on behalf of Drive to End Hunger to …

I’m Sorry … Let’s Race

Posted on 03/29/2011 by |Home & Family blogger | Comments

VolunteeringDear Mom & Dad: As your youngest child, you know that I’m not used to apologizing. I think it’s in the genes of each baby of the family. But I digress …

Drive To End Hunger Food Drives Take California

Posted on 03/25/2011 by |Home & Family blogger | Comments

VolunteeringNon-race fans and race fans alike peeked with great interest inside the AARP Drive to End Hunger No. 24 car today at a food drive in Fontana, Calif, site of Sunday’s Auto Club 400.

NASCAR Race Rookie No More

Posted on 02/23/2011 by |Volunteering | Comments

VolunteeringWho’s your driver? That was the question I asked race fans the most this past weekend in Daytona. Although I could usually tell from the t-shirt, hat or satchel they carried, it was a fun way to spark conversation and you could tell that they were proud to be a fan of this driver or that driver. Me? After this weekend, well I’m a Jeff Gordon fan. Although Jeff’s Daytona hopes were thwarted by a crash, the race still went …

I Have the Need for Speed

Posted on 02/19/2011 by |Volunteering | Comments

VolunteeringLast week Beth was in Daytona and now it’s my turn. And like Beth, before this weekend, football was the only sport that had my heart racing, no pun intended. I’m here for what a co-worker called the Superbowl of NASCAR – the Daytona 500. It’s the biggest race of the year and here I stand with the equivalent of a learner’s permit. My first day here, I met a few fans at the Winn-Dixie “Winner’s Circle Event” in Altamonte …