Philanthropic Honors

  • 2016 Order of the Long Leaf Pine
  • 2015 Charlottean of the Year
  • 2015 Chevrolet Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2014 Angel Ball Honoree
  • 2012 Heisman Humanitarian Award
  • 2011 NASCAR Illustrated Person of the Year
  • 2010 “R” Award presented by Riley Hospital for Children
  • 2009 Silver Buffalo Award, the Boy Scouts of America
  • 2008 200th Wish Make-A-Wish
  • 2008 Partners Against Leukemia & Lymphoma Award
  • 2007 The de Villiers Society Award from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • 2006 Champions for Life Award presented by the National Marrow Donor Program
  • 2006 Make-A-Wish Society of Joy, 25th Anniversary Award
  • 2006 Make-A-Wish Society of Strength Award
  • 2006 Sporting News Good Guys – Giver
  • 2005 Sporting News NASCAR’s Good Guys
  • 2003 Sporting News NASCAR’s Good Guys
  • 2002 GQ Athlete of the Year
  • 2001 Make-A-Wish Foundation Athlete of the Year
  • 2001 True Value Man of the Year
  • 1999 The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Dr. William Dameshek Award
  • 1998 USA Weekend Magazine’s Most Caring Athlete
  • 1996 True Value Man of the Year
  • 1996 The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Special Recognition Award