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Virginia Beach man helps local nonprofit win $30K

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Posted at 7:49 AM, Nov 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-11 08:01:31-05

CHESAPEAKE, Va. - A local nonprofit is cashing in, thanks to a Virginia Beach man.

News 3 first reported on Rich Langley last week. He was competing for the NASCAR Foundation's 2020 Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award.

The race was tight and he was up against people from across the country. The winner would walk away with $100,000 for the charity of their choice.

Langley made it to the final four and was gifted $30,000 for the Roc Solid Foundation. The Roc Solid Foundation is a Chesapeake-based nonprofit that builds playsets for kids.

Langley has been volunteering for the organization for about 9 years and has helped build over 160 playsets for kids.

"I believe that it does help the families a lot because they can spend time together somewhere other than in a hospital room or a clinic so that's why I keep going back to Roc Solid to help support them," said Rich Langley. "You win no matter what when you get $30K for the charity you want."

$25,000 was the original prize amount but an additional $5,000 was donated because the NASCAR Foundation wasn't able to host big award ceremonies this year due to COVID-19.

The $30,000 for the Roc Solid Foundation will help 30 children and their families.