Childress Gets Tribute Award; Lance Supports Tobacco Ban; Joyner in Tampa

Richard Childress

NASCAR team Owner Richard Childress accepted the North Carolina Motorsports Association’s Achievement in Motorsports Tribute Award on Monday at the third annual NCMA industry awards ceremony in Concord, N.C.

Childress was recognized for his accomplishments in motorsports, his compassion and philanthropic efforts off the track, and for his individual integrity and character (NCMA).

Lance Armstrong: The AP’s Jim Vertuno reports that cycing Lance Armstrong scheduled today “to appear at a news conference to release public polling data showing widespread support for a ban on smoking in public places.” The bill “would ban smoking in all public and indoor workplaces, including restaurants and bars.”

Armstrong: “This is an issue of people’s rights. Nobody’s saying you can’t smoke a cigarette, but you don’t have to do it around me and my kids” (Jim Vertuno, AP, 1/29). Read the entire AP piece

Seth Joyner: Retired NFL player Seth Joyner, who spent time with the Arizona Cardinals, hosted The Par and Poker Celebrity Challenge for Charity today in Tampa. The event consisted of two parts: an 18-hole golf tournament and a No Limit Texas Hold’em Poker tournament.

The event benefits the Joyner-Walker Foundation, a Phoenix-based charity co-founded by Joyner that is dedicated to providing life skill programs to assist high school and college students in a way to prosper and be self sufficient (Joyner-Walker Foundation).

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