MOUNT VERNON -- Following a team fundraising effort at this year's Oxford 250, Travis Mills, former NASCAR driver Austin Theriault, and Bar Harbor Bank & Trust today announced that $27,200 was raised for the Travis Mills Foundation (TMF).
Travis Mills, Retired U.S. Army Staff Sergeant, said:
"What a great team effort! I really appreciate Austin and Bar Harbor Bank & Trust's support for this project. I also appreciate all the donors who got involved online. This money will go a long way towards helping people who truly deserve it and I'm proud to have worked with these folks!"
Curtis C. Simard, President and CEO of Bar Harbor Bankshares and Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, said:
"This collaboration embodies the spirit of Northern New England: community-based teamwork that brings a group of people together to help advance a worthy cause. We are deeply appreciative of Travis, Austin, and all the supporters who came together on this effort. Travis's mission of recalibrating veterans is one that we're proud to support."
Austin Theriault, former NASCAR driver and Fort Kent native, said:
"Getting back on the racetrack in my home state was a ton of fun and it was a blast to shake off the rust. Thank you to Travis and to Bar Harbor Bank for giving me the opportunity to mix it up one more time! In addition, I wanted to thank all the different donors from across the country who gave to this effort - you should be proud of your contributions to such a good cause. This is what makes Maine such a great place!"
About the Travis Mills Foundation:
TMF supports post-911 recalibrated veterans and their families through programs that help these heroic men and women overcome physical & emotional obstacles, strengthen their families, & provide well-deserved rest & relaxation.
Here's how the fundraising effort broke down:
Theriault completed 211 of the 250 laps before hard contact from other race cars knocked his car out of the race. Team partner Bar Harbor Bank & Trust committed to donating $100 per lap completed, so Theriault's 211 laps led to a $21,100 donation from the bank to TMF.
Another $6,100 was raised online from donors across the country for a total of $27,200.
Credit : AT Racing Development