Looking for a Christmas Present? Think About an Engraved Brick!
Thursday, December 19, 2013 - Sprint car fans have until December 15 to donate $250 to the non-profit National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation in order to get their brick certificate back in the mail in time for Christmas. Said program coordinator Lori DeMoss, “We need to have the brick certificates printed by December 15, so that they can reach their destinations by December 22. This is a great opportunity for loyal fans to permanently honor drivers, friends and family members and then to be able to present the certificates as Christmas presents. The actual bricks will be engraved by April 1, 2014, so that they will be in place for the start of the next Knoxville Raceway racing season.”
The “A Brick At A Time” fund-raising program was initiated by then executive director Tom Schmeh and administrative assistive Lori DeMoss back in 1989, with the help of the late Tom Edwards, Sr. The program has been a tremendous success in providing operational support for the membership-based, program-driven non-profit foundation over the past 21 years. In fact, current executive director Bob Baker started having bricks engraved on a fourth wall, on the now-completed second floor of the museum, to accommodate the most recent “A Brick At A Time” donations.
According to Bob Baker, “The Lobby and Foyer walls are completely filled up, however we still have available bricks on the first floor Memorial wall and the second floor Elevator wall, overlooking the legendary half-mile dirt track. While it sounds like Christmas is a long way off, it really isn’t. We have had a number of people tell us how much fun it was to see the looks on their loved ones’ faces when they received the certificates and realized that their names were going to be etched in brick forever at the Sprint Car Capital of the World.”
Those wishing to support the museum and have a brick engraved are encouraged to call Lori DeMoss at 1-800-874-4488 or stop in at the museum, which is open seven days a week year-round. Each brick can hold two lines of text and each line can hold thirteen characters, including spaces. Bricks can be engraved on the “In Memory Of” wall in the museum, or on the second floor surrounding the twin Schumacher elevators. Brick forms can also be found on the www.sprintcarhof.com web site by clicking on “Special Events”.
Those seeking further information on the 501(c)(3) non-profit National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, individuals are encouraged to visit www.sprintcarhof.com.