During the pre-race ceremony Dover Motorsports® presented the Memorial Fund with a check for $2,800, raised via proceeds from a special “Law Enforcement Appreciation Day” ticket package offering. A $20 donation was made for every ticket package sold.
During the driver introductions on the track, Driver Carl Edwards was presented with the Memorial Fund Chairman’s Award. This award is presented annually by the Chairman, Craig W. Floyd, to a deserving individual or organization that has assisted the Memorial Fund in its work to honor the service and sacrifice of America’s law enforcement officers and has positively impacted the law enforcement profession. The Memorial Fund proudly presented this award to Carl Edwards, who has used his celebrity status and his role as a former reserve officer with the Boone County (MO) Sherriff’s Department to bring increased awareness to the work of nearly 800,000 men and women who serve and protect us every day.
After the Chairman’s Award presentation, Memorial Fund Director of Development & Law Enforcement Relations John Shanks, along with the Memorial Fund’s November 2010 Officer of the Month, Officer Raymond Blohm of the Upper Darby (PA) Police Department, and a young NASCAR fan and Memorial Fund supporter, joined Edwards for a lap around the Monster Mile prior to the race.