Ardmore racetrack raises money for child’s funeral
ARDMORE, Oklahoma (KXII) - A community of car racing drivers and fans raised $9,100 on Saturday to give to the family of the 3 year old boy from Wilson who was killed on Friday.
Southern Oklahoma Speedway owner Nicky Webb said it isn’t the first time she’s seen the community’s generosity. When she heard what happened to the boy, she knew they would want to help.
“Everybody out here is a family, and we try very hard to make it a family oriented place,” she said. “For everyone to do what they did for that little boy was just amazing.”
Webb said all she had to do was announce who the money was for.
“By the end of the night we had raised over $9,100 for them to give this little boy a funeral, and whatever other costs they acquire- a headstone, flowers,” Webb said.
She said the boy’s family reached out to the Webbs and asked if they could do a 50-50 race to help raise money for the funeral costs.
“We told them absolutely that they could come out,” Webb said.
Around 400 people bought tickets for the race and donated to help out the family, who is part of the racing community.
“Everybody out here in our racetrack dipped into their pockets and took money out,” Webb said.
Webb said she truly means it when she says Ardmore has the greatest race fans in the world.
“It’s just a huge family out here,” Webb said. It’s just amazing. The racing community is an awesome family.”
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