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Benefits and fund-raisers for Charlie Floyd family

April 21, 2016, 9:01 am
From staff reports

Among fund-raisers, benefits and funds planned for the family of Charlie Floyd, the Wheelersburg, Ohio, driver who died April 19 after a racing accident at Southern Ohio Speedway (obituary; blog; tribute):

Charles Floyd Memorial Fund: An account for the family has been set up at WesBanco banks. Visit a bank branch (in Wheelersburg, Portsmouth, West Portsmouth, Ironton, Jackson, Oak Hill and other Ohio locales) to make a donation. WesBanco account-holders can make a donation by calling the bank, but non account-holders must appear in person. For more information, call the Wheelersburg branch at (740) 574-8856.

Go Fund Me: An online fund-raising campaign organized by Travis Nickel. Click the link to go to the donation page.

Charity Bike Ride: A June 25 motorcycle ride will raise money for the family. The ride starts at 10:30 a.m. at Laidback Bar and Grill in Hanging Rock, Ohio, and concludes at 5:30 p.m. T-shirts and stickers will be sold. For more information, visit this link.

Window decals: Skinner Printing & Vinyl Signs has designed window decals of “Forever 99F Charlie Floyd” with all proceeds donated to the family. Call or text (740) 352-5080 or visit the shop at 303 Ohio Ave., New Boston, OH. Fans and teams can also pick up decals from the Kevin Wagner race team or purchase via Paypal at scottskinner73@gmail.com.

Charlie Floyd Memorial Benefit: Southern Ohio Speedway in Wheelersburg has scheduled the benefit race for April 29, a night of racing highlighted by the first-year AMRA STARS Late Model Alliance. General admission is $15. Gates open at 4 p.m. with racing at 7:15. Visit southernohiospeedway.com for more information.

Charlie Floyd 99F decals: Decals from Slicker Graphics will be available for $5 starting this weekend at Moler Raceway Park, Atomic Speedway and Florence Speedway. Purchase by Paypal (plus $2 for shipping) by selecting “send money to friends of family” and sending to gary@slickergraphics.com (attach mailing address in notes tab). All proceeds go to the Floyd family.

Benefit for Charlie Floyd: Portsmouth (Ohio) Raceway Park has planned a benefit race for the May 14 season opener. T-shirts, bracelets, yard signs and window decals will be for sale, along with a raffle and plans for drivers to pass helmets through the stands. For details, call Trudy Crisp (740-370-2341) or Sarah Smalley (740-357-3008) or Christian Murphy (740-250-1418).

Raffle for race car wrap: Slicker Graphics of Cincinnati, Ohio is selling $25 raffle tickets (or five for $100) for a free race car wrap. The winning ticket will be award at October’s Dirt Track World Championship at Portsmouth (Ohio) Raceway Park. Tickets are being organized along with online purchases. Visit the Facebook page for details.

T-shirts: Print My Threads of Flatwoods, Ky., is designed T-shirts for sale with $10 of every shirt going to the Floyd family. Look for more info and contact information at the Print My Threads Facebook page.

More T-shirts: The Porter Township Fire Department is holding a T-shirt fund-raiser also. Call or text 740-464-0304 for details.

Silent auction: Scheduled for May 13 at Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe, Ohio, for the $50,000-to-win Lucas Oil Buckeye Nationals. Doorpanels and other items will be available. Email prayersforcharlie@outlook.com to donate items.

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