Wednesday, August 7, 2002
Kelly to wave green flag
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. -- Former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim
Kelly will be the honorary starter for Sunday's Winston Cup race.
Kelly, who was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame last
week, will wave the green flag for the 43-car field in the Sirius
Satellite Radio at The Glen event at Watkins Glen.
He will be representing Hunter's Hope Foundation, which he
established in honor of his 5-year-old son.
Hunter Kelly has Krabbe's Disease, a crippling, enzyme disorder
of the central and peripheral nervous system. Researchers have not
discovered a cure for Krabbe's Disease or other leukodystrophies,
and there are no successful treatments to reverse damage caused to
brain and nerve tissue.
"I am incredibly honored to have been selected as the honorary
starter,'' Kelly said. "I am a big fan of NASCAR racing, and I'm
excited to play such an important role in the weekend. To be here
on behalf of Hunter's Hope Foundation makes it even more special.''