Amy, Brian France support 'Stand Up For Heroes'
November 07, 2013, Staff report, NASCAR.com
On the eve of Veteran's Day weekend, NASCAR Chairman & CEO Brian France and his wife Amy attended "Stand Up For Heroes" on Wednesday night, supporting the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces with a generous donation.
Presented by the Bob Woodruff Foundation and the New York Comedy Festival, the annual event benefits post-9/11 service members and their families upon returning home from military service. NASCAR partners Sprint and Toyota also served as sponsors.
The Frances donated $50,000, helping raise more than $5 million -- a new record for the event -- now in its seventh year. To date, $21 million has been raised by the Stand Up for Heroes events, presented at the Theater at Madison Square Garden.
"Brian and I were honored to make this donation to support our military servicemen and woman and their families, who make incredible sacrifices each and every day to help protect our nation," said Brian's wife Amy France.
Among the performers were comedians Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Cosby. Other notable attendees included NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams and Universal Studios President and COO Ron Meyer.
Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Bruce Springsteen and Roger Waters also took the stage. Waters performed with a band comprised of nearly two dozen musicians and singers, all of whom are wounded active service members or veterans representing all branches of the armed forces and the MusiCorps Wounded Warrior Band.
You can watch the event below and go to BobWoodruffFoundation.org for more information.