Humanitarian Award Winner, Passes Away

Talladega native Robert Weaver, the inaugural winner of the NASCAR Foundation’s Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award in 2011, passed away, today. He was 86 years old. Weaver, affectionately known across the Talladega region as the “Ice Cream Man” due to the many treats he delivered to the deaf, blind and multi-disabled students at the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind for more than 50 years, personified what the Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award stands for – annually honoring a dedicated NASCAR fan that made a profound impact on the lives of children in his or her local community.


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