Written by Max Dolder
Saturday, 15 June 2013 15:29
A memorial service celebrating the life of former NASCAR driver Jason Leffler is planned for Wednesday, June 19th at 1:00 p.m. in North Carolina as Leffler’s car owners and marketing partners work behind the scenes to establish trust funds for his five-year-old son, Charlie Dean Leffler.
Leffler, a single parent, did not have a life insurance policy in effect when he strapped into a sprint car Wednesday night in New Jersey, according to family members.
Team owner Todd Braun has joined with Turner Scott Motorsports owner Harry Scott and Great Clips CFO Steve Overholser to establish the Charlie Dean Leffler Discretionary Trust. Great Clips was a long time sponsor of Leffler.
Braun says he has been contacted by current and former sponsors of the organization as well as fans asking how they could help with support for Charlie.
Contributions may be sent to: The Charlie Dean Leffler Discretionary Trust, c/o SunTrust Bank, 232 Williamson Road, Mooresville, North Carolina 28117.
“Charlie meant the world to him," Braun said.
The USAC Benevolent Foundation has also established a fund to help with Charlie’s education. The address is: Charlie Dean Leffler Education Fund, USAC Benevolent Foundation, c/o Executive Director Bill Marvel, 4910 W. 16th Street Speedway, Speedway, Indiana 46224
"We encourage everyone to participate in this worthwhile endeavor as we honor the memory of one of our most cherished champions and appreciate the Foundation Board for their efforts in making this all possible," USAC President Kevin Miller said in a media release.
Leffler's funeral will be held at Grace Covenant Church in Cornelius, North Carolina.
It is suggested memorials be sent to The Charlie Dean Leffler Discretionary Trust in lieu of flowers.
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