About the Foundation
|WHAT IS THE SHANE HAMMOND
|The Shane Hammond Believe Foundation is a
non-profit company founded by Shane’s mom, Deb Marvuglio.
This foundation is to preserve Shane’s spirit for racing
education & safety. When Shane passed, Deb began asking
questions about the safety of cars, drivers, tracks and found
out there was room for improvement in many, many ways. She also
found out that most drivers would rather buy tires than invest
in their own safety.
The foundation raises money through merchandise sales, fund
raisers and donations to help drivers with the expenses of
safety equipment as funds permit. The foundation also provides a
yearly driving school. The Shane Hammond Midget driving school
teaches all aspects of driving a midget from suiting up, belting
in and driving. The foundation relies on volunteers to help
spread the word. Deb hustles and drives all over creation to
help promote SHBF and solicits vendors to help.
|WHO WAS SHANE
|Shane Hammond lost his life on April 6,
2008 while racing at Thompson Speedway in Connecticut. He was 27
and an inspiration to all who knew him during his life.
Those close to Shane know that he was a special competitor. Many
that were not personally connected to Shane may not know that he
survived brain & spine surgery at 15. At that time, he had
already been racing karts on dirt & asphalt for 5 years. His
love for racing kept him fighting for his life and helped him
Shane was a shining star. He had a smile and a kindf word for
everyone. He was a young man with an old soul. Shane touched
many lives with his big heart, bright smile and winning
personality. He loved his family & would go out on a limb for
Shane was a great mentor to his brother Anthony Marvuglio. They
worked over the winter on 2007/2008 to get a second NEMA car
ready so they could compete against each other. They had raced
karts together but were looking forward to that next
competition. When we played games and Anthony was his partner,
it was like they shared the same brain – they were that in tune.
Anthony was by his side that horrific day, he pushed out his car
and was the first on the scene to help his brother.
If you did not know Shane, you can ask around in NEMA or the
karting circuit and find out he was one special person. Not many
of us will be able to meet our maker doing what we love but
Shane was blessed.
THE SHANE HAMMOND BELIEVE FOUNDATION CAN SAVE
|YES, just ask two of our NEMA drivers who
crashed in 2010. They both were introduced to the Hybrid and
Hans device by the foundation. They will both tell you, they
would not be here today in full capacity without them. Head &
Neck restraints are now mandatory with NEMA.
Think Safety First.