Supporting Wendell Scott’s Legacy
Ellis & Winters was a proud supporter of the Wendell Scott Legacy Gala on February 12, 2022, held at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, North Carolina. The black-tie gala included scholarship presentations supported by The Wendell Scott Foundation, a non-profit organization established to commemorate the memory of Mr. Scott, the first African American race car driver to win a race at NASCAR’s highest level.
The Gala’s fundraising efforts help support the Foundation’s educational programs and other program services. The Foundation works with colleges, community organizations, and institutes of higher education to create a pipeline for youth from underserved communities to rewarding opportunities and careers.
Ellis & Winters partner Jon Sasser has worked with the Foundation and friend Frank Scott (Wendell Scott’s son) for many years to ensure Wendell received the recognition he so deserved, and that the Foundation can continue to serve youth in need. Jeremy Falcone, partner with Ellis & Winters, and an advocate for the Foundation represented the firm at the Legacy Gala.
About the Wendell Scott Foundation
On December 1, 1964 Wendell Scott broke the color barrier becoming the first and only African American NASCAR driver to win a Grand National race, NASCAR’s highest level. The Wendell Scott Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization inspired by Wendell Scott Sr. and provides services such as job-skill training, STEM education opportunities, mentoring and other supportive services to at-risk, underserved youth between the ages of 8 – 18 years in Danville, Virginia and surrounding areas.