WHAT IS THE SHANE HAMMOND BELIEVE
WHO WAS SHANE HAMMOND?
THE SHANE HAMMOND BELIEVE FOUNDATION CAN SAVE LIVES.
Celebration of Life for my dad,
Jack L. Glockner
Friday, March 10, 4-8pm
Leighton-MacKinnon Funeral Home
4 West Washington St.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in his memory
the Shane Hammond Believe Foundation
164 Anna Dr. East, Bridgewater MA, 02333
FRI.-Sat., FEBRUARY 3-4, 2017
THE RACER'S EXPO
Join us February 3-4 at the Best Western
Royal Plaza Hotel in Marlborough, MA for the premier race vendor and
motorsports enthusiast show in the Northeast!
- - - - -
Kart Klash 7
Join in on the fun
at F1 - Braintree with The Shane Hammond Believe Foundation. Race
against the BEST!
Bring your race team, your friends, your family! We love racers of all
kinds. Share the experience! Please share this email with you address
book. The more the merrier!
You don't have to be an experienced racer to participate! Become a racer
for the day!!!!
F1 - Braintree, MA
February 4th - 6 to 9 PM
YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER for this event.
Please call or email Bobby Seymour to register at
617-201-2814 or 508-485-5605
Please visit the Shane Hammond
Believe Foundation Booth
at the Racer's Expo on Feb. 3-4 to weigh in for the race.
SHBF is also accepting donations for the raffle at F1, and we are always
looking for used equipment to be passed down to other racers in need.
Remember we are a 501 c3.
Thanks & See you at the show and on the track!
|SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23rd, 2016
THE SHANE HAMMOND MEMORIAL
The Ride of your Life
|Shane's 36th birthday has just
come and gone on September 21, 2016. He is always with me but on
this day I celebrated his birthday with his favorite Auntie Mo.
It was a quiet celebration reflecting more on a young man who
was wiser than his years and had overcome more obstacles than
most. The one thing we both could never forget was his
infectious smile and his love of life and his family. Life that
seemed much simpler even just 8 years ago and a life that left
us too soon which crippled a family. As we piece our world back
together without him, we as a nation have seemed to have lost
the LOVE of life and the respect. I recall how Shane was so
moved as many others when 9/11 hit. He wanted to enroll in the
service but he was not eligible with his physical deficits but
the passion he showed to help his fellow man was admirable and
he was always there to lend a hand, a shoulder or an ear for
Fear and passion, two words that fit into Shane's world. He had
passion for life and racing was his life. He was determined to
overcome the pain and once he strapped into the 37 the pain
dissipated as the adrenal took over and calmness of man and
machine became one. This was his passion and for many of us this
is ours. We love our sport, our racing family, our competition
on and off the track. Even the love/hate relationship with our
Now fear, there is something we do not talk about. It's tough to
be a contender if there is fear. Fear can stop you for making
that pass coming out of turn three or push it a bit harder to
overtake the car next to you. Shane had no fear when he raced or
in life. He wasn't afraid to fail. He had already won in the
race of life as he was a believer. Doctors could not explain how
his extremities even worked. How with a fraction of an inch
connection from the spinal cord could he walk? It was never to
be medically explained as it was a miracle. Acts 10:41 ...for
that indeed a notable miracle hath been done...
For these reasons this foundation must move forward and help all
racers be safe and continue with their sport, their dreams,
their lives. Fear & Passion. Don't be afraid to show your
passion no matter what it is. Embrace fear and let it be the
driving force for you to succeed and to overcome.
To the fans, friends, racers and family; dare to be different,
be strong, be true to who you are and lastly show respect for
life. Embrace it all.
Luke 1:37 For nothing will be impossible with God
Thank you for being a part of the NEMA family and participating
in the Shane Hammond Memorial Race.
Please remember the Shane Hammond Believe Foundation is here to
help all racers with safety needs.
Please remember our friends at Racing with Jesus Ministries
|I had the opportunity to
attend some races this past week that carry more meaning than
“just another race”. We call them “Memorial Races”. These races
help us remember competitors and others connected with our
racing community. Who is on your mind today? Greetings in the
name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
For racers numbers are as significant as words; #00, #1, #3,
#7ny, #37, #61, #76 to mention a few. Many of our lives have
been built around these numbers. There are many memories,
stories, laughs, cries and encouragements that come to mind when
we reflect on these numbers. They are milestones in our memories
of those who hold a special place in our hearts.
Hebrews 12:1-2a;(NLT) Therefore, since we are surrounded by such
a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off
every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so
easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God
has set before us. 2 We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus,
the champion who initiates and perfects our faith.
Remembering the endurance of others helps us continue on against
the obstacles we face every day. Those that are gone too soon do
not leave us alone; they leave us with their example. They
encourage us to continue on.
I remember being in Victory Lane for the Shane Hammond Memorial.
Shane left us in the prime of his life, but he didn’t leave us
alone. He left a deep impression on our hearts. His life, the
difficulties he overcame, everything he endured just get into a
racecar. I still can see the smile on his face. We joke about it
often, but Shane was living the dream.
I shared Victory Lane with his mom that Saturday night. The joy
on her face as she presented trophies to the winners in Shane’s
honor. She truly was letting his memory supply the strength for
her to carry on. She not only is living life, but she is using
her life and effort to help others be safer as they race through
the Shane Hammond Believe Foundation.
Sometimes I wonder how difficult it would be to carry on if one
of my children died. I wonder where the strength would come
from. I think of Shane’s mom, Deb Marvuglio, and I know I’ll
have someone to emulate.
Deb took the time to pour out her heart, to share what is really
going on behind her smile and effervescent personality. As I
share this with you again reflect on the meaning of the numbers
in our sport. What have they meant to you? How can a number mean
so much? I could not find better words to convey their meaning.
“37, is it just a number?”
“The number 37, what does it mean to you? To me, it’s not just a
Midget that was transformed over the years from black to white
to yellow & blue. The 37 was a dream that became a reality for
my son, Shane. A young man who had an infectious smile and
bright blue eyes. Shane learned about risk and reward and much
more by 15. An amazing karter whether it was dirt or asphalt, he
had a handle on it.
Fast forward to 15, emergency brain and spine surgery where the
risk is death and the reward life; but what kind of life was yet
to be determined. Shane survived and with determination like no
other. He fought through pain and the odds against him to get
back to karting. When the pain became too much he looked for a
car that offered more suspension and protection from the
grueling jarring of karting. NEMA that was the ticket; that was
the open wheel racing of choice.
Shane crewed with the Cabral’s and that magical day they let him
take out their car at Waterford, he beamed as he climbed out.
There was one person missing that day, his grandmother (his
biggest fan, Betty).
We looked at each other and he said, “She’s here, she didn’t
Those magic moments continue as his brother Anthony “the Bug”
Marvuglio experienced that feeling at Waterford on more than one
occasion. Bug has expressed, “Mom, he was in the car with me”,
referring to Shane. Waterford is a magical place for me and my
Back to the 37, not just a number, a tribute to Shane’s
Grandfather, Jack Glockner a man that helped Shane live his
dream every step of the way. Shane and Jack (Pa) worked side by
side and Pa bought him that last 37 from Bob Bradbury another
NEMA legend that was taken too soon.
So as you get ready for the Shane Hammond Memorial, please think
about the risks, the rewards and the price; is it all worth it,
are you making the right choices. Every race is a risk, life is
a risk. Shane’s last race, in the Jarret #4, was a reward to
him, he felt respected, excited, and worthy. He knew he could do
whatever it takes. Sometimes our days don’t go as planned and
that one day in April, God had other plans; He took Shane out of
his painful body and gave him eternal life….. For whosoever
believeth…..shall have eternal life. (John 3:15)”
Deb Marvuglio, Shane and Anthony’s mom, Shane Hammond Believe
Life holds deeper meanings for all of us. We think we have it
all figured out. We think we know what tomorrow brings. We
don’t. We do not control the hand of God. As we remember those
who walk before us, who show us the right and wrong, who lead us
through this life, remember there is a deeper meaning to all
Romans 10:10; (NLT); For it is by believing in your heart that
you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your
faith that you are saved.
We are looking forward to the season ahead, Please consider
helping us make every effort to reach out. Until next time,
remember God loves you and Jesus is Lord over Auto Racing! God
Bless. Remember, that your prayerful support helps us continue
this ministry. Thank You.
|Hi Friends! The SHBF is
hosting a different type of fundraiser.
If you have never heard of Thirty-One they sell products for
you, for your home, and for your family. They have great gift
able items like their new pillow line, purses, totes, lunch
thermals, jewelry, and organizational tools for your home and
life. 25% of all orders placed through the fundraiser will go
directly to SHBF.
My consultant Abby will be hosting giveaways. All you need to do
is place a $35 or greater order to be entered.
You can browse and shop
the party directly at:
I hope you find something you truly love while supporting SHBF.
Hey there friends,
family, racers & fans,
Come and join the Shane Hammond Believe
Foundation in Marlborough for The Racer's Expo. We will have
merchandise on sale and will be available to help you with
your racing safety needs.
If you are a racer
who is upgrading your safety gear, please consider donating
at this time. We accept gently used gloves, shoes, suits,
restraints, etc. If you are selling equipment, please stop
by as we will consider a purchase of head & neck restraints
to help those in need. REMEMBER
- safety first!!!
1st - KEITH BOFFO
2nd - JOE DOUCETTE
1st - JASON CHEAL
2nd - BUG MARVUGLIO
CHAMPION CHARITY RACE
1st - KEVIN HARVIE
2nd - CHRIS HARVIE
Saturday night, January 30 brings a first as The
Shane Hammond Believe Foundation is pairing up with Bobby
Seymour for the Kart Klash at F1 Boston in Braintree, MA!!
This event is open to all!, just pre-register if you would
like to race! Stop by for the raffle and exciting track
Donate an additional $10.00 to your entry fee &
recieve 5 raffle tickets and a chance to race with two time
Kart Klash champion, Anthony "the Bug" Marvuglio, a race of
This is all for fun and racer's safety. Please join us! If
you are interested in donating an item for the table or the
champions prize package, please email or call. THANKS, and
see you at the track!
think of that special gift for the fan or racer in your
- Trackrat: Memoir of a Fan by Bob Englehardt -
We are selling an incredible, emotional book which begins at
the Ice Breaker in 2008. A day that changed the lives of so
many of us. It changed the way we think about safety and the
author is donating the profits for any book sold by SHBF. It
highlights many divisions, tracks, and racers as well as
RWJM. A $20 purchase will help keep racers safe.
SHBF also has the 2015 Shane Hammond Memorial Race T's as
well as our Believe, black hoodie and our flex fit ball cap!
Give the gift that gives back and supports racers safety!
firstname.lastname@example.org to order or call Deb at
508-245-0689 or Bug at 508-245-7311.
HERE to have your
email added to the SBHF list.
|SHANE BELIEVE MERCHANDISE
Shirts - $15
Black or White
Back of Hat
Trackrat: Memoir of a Fan - $20 includes tax from SHBF
Paperback: 252 pages
a young man or woman to spend ungodly amounts of money driving a
racecar every weekend at the local track, risking life and limb
at 150 miles an hour, entertaining friends and total strangers?
Author editorial cartoonist Bob Englehart had to find out after
witnessing the tragic wreck that killed Boston-area driver
Hammond at Thompson
International Speedway. This non-fiction book explores a slice
of American culture, the short track racing obsession, and how
the author became a fan as a child, bedridden for a year by
rheumatic fever with only his imagination, pencils, and
watercolors to pass the time. The author writes about his
parents’ divorces and remarriages during an era when divorce was
rare, giving him and his brother Tim a stigma in their
neighborhood in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The author discovers the
extraordinary motivation behind
Shane Hammond’s desire to race by a chance encounter with his
mother and younger brother in the pits at the last race of the
season. Trackrat: Memoir of a
Fan is about love of family in spite of the complexity and
confusion it may involve and the author’s working class heroes
on the track. This isn’t NASCAR; this is your neighbor.
About the Author:
Bob Englehart is the
editorial cartoonist for the Hartford Courant and lives in
Connecticut with his wife Pat McGrath. They have three grown
children and four grandchildren. He's syndicated worldwide by
Deb Marvuglio -
A WONDERFUL ARTICLE FROM FLATOUT
BY CHRIS ROMANO
HERE TO READ THE PDF
Through the "Gracie" of god, Shane is