By Bob Baker
KNOXVILLE, IOWA (January 30, 2014) – The 3M Foundation has once again shown its commitment to Knoxville and the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum by donating $25,000 to the museum foundation’s “Expand the Dream” campaign. Representing the Knoxville 3M plant this week at the check presentation were Todd Weber and Tracinda Yaw, while executive director Bob Baker represented the 501(c)(3) national non-profit museum. 3M employee and museum board member Mike Husted was also present at the ceremony.
“This is not 3M’s first donation to the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum,” said Tracinda Yaw, 3M Knoxville plant manager. “And this won’t be our last gift either.”
According to Bob Baker, “We can’t thank the 3M Foundation enough for their continued support of our efforts of ‘promoting the future by preserving the past’ history of the sport of sprint car racing. As Expand the Dream campaign chair Don Lamberti would say, ‘Now is not the time to let off the gas; we need to keep pushing the accelerator down.’ The museum foundation’s campaign is over halfway towards its goal of raising money for a brand-new storage and staging facility and increasing its overall endowment fund.”
For more information on this donation, please contact 3M Community Affairs at 651-733-0144. For more information on the non-profit National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, please contact executive director Bob Baker at 641-842-6176.