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Bill France Funeral
The funeral service for long-time leader and visionary Bill France has been scheduled for Thursday, June 7, at the Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center, at Bethune-Cookman College in Daytona Beach.  The service is scheduled for 1:00-2:00 p.m. (ET) and is open to the public.  Employees are welcomed to attend.  The graveside service will be for family members only.
There is also a visitation scheduled for Wednesday, June 6, from 5:30-9:00 p.m. (ET) at the Seabreeze United Church in Daytona Beach that is likewise open to the public.
In lieu of flowers, the France family has asked that donations be made to the NASCAR Foundation; the Halifax Medical Center Foundation Inc./Betty Jane France Pediatric Center (also known as the “Speediatrics” children’s unit); or another NASCAR-related charity of choice.
The performing arts center is located at 640 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd., just off International Speedway Blvd. in Daytona Beach, approximately two miles east of Daytona International Speedway.  For further information on the Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center, go to www4.cookman.edu/mmbpac/home.shtml.  Seabreeze United Church is located at 501 N. Wild Olive Ave., on Daytona’s “beachside,” between Seabreeze and Oakridge boulevards. (www.seabreezeunitedchurch.org)
Donations can be made to the NASCAR Foundation online at  www.nascar.com/foundation, via e-mail at foundation@nascarfoundation.com  or via mail to the NASCAR Foundation, c/o Bill France Jr. Memorial Fund, 301 S. College St., Suite 3900, Charlotte, NC 28202. For information on donations to the NASCAR Foundation or other NASCAR-related charities call (704) 348-9680.
Donations to Speediatrics can be mailed to the Halifax Medical Center Foundation Speediatrics Fund/In Memory of Bill France, P.O. Box 9718, Daytona Beach, FL 32120. For information on Speediatrics donations call (386) 254-4111 or e-mail Carol Holton at carol.holton@halifax.org.
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