Posted on Wednesday, October 30th, 2019
Help push Bob Behounek and the Chicago Brushmasters support of Ronald McDonald House over one million dollars. Vote today!
Bob Behounek, Chicago-area sign designer, sign painter and pinstriper, and a longtime contributor to SignCraft, has been nominated for NASCAR’s 2019 Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award. The award honors a NASCAR fan who has positively impacted the lives of children through volunteerism.
In Bob’s case, it’s for his tireless efforts over the past 12 years to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & NW Indiana. Bob helped organize the Chicago Brushmasters, a group of 80 creative sign and pinstriping professionals, and spearheaded their efforts to use charity auctions as part of the annual World of Wheels auto show in Chicago each spring.
To date, Bob and the Brushmasters have raised over $940,000 through their efforts. The big winner, though, would actually be Ronald McDonald House. NASCAR will make a donation of $100,000 to the charity that the winner supports. The charity of the three runnersup will each get $25,000.
You can help push the Brushmasters efforts over to the million dollar mark. Your votes on the NASCAR website will determine the winner, so if sign people everywhere take a few seconds to cast a vote for Bob, we can help add the $100,000 first place award to Ronald McDonald House.
You can vote once per day every day from November 9th through December 5th. Go to www.nascarfoundation.org/award and vote for Bob. It only takes a few seconds each day, and it’s a great opportunity to support Bob’s efforts.
Bill Nemec 1947–2019
While I prefer to write with good news, unfortunately I have learned that Bill Nemec, who was instrumental in my learning the art of sign painting, has passed. He was a good man and a great sign painter.
Bill was a commercial artist for fifty years and the owner of Wm. Nemec Sign Co. He loved what he did and the creativity it allowed him.
He was 72 and lived in Ringoes, New Jersey. Bill was also an Army veteran, Elks Club member and a car enthusiast, who enjoyed motorcycles, hot rods, racing and camping with his family.
Tom Gray, Matthews, North Carolina
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