Fourteen-year-old Sean Shalvoy competed in the Legends Million Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend. Although he didn't cross the finish line first, he already had a winner's heart.
The race awarded a total of one million dollars in prize money, with $250,000 going to the first place winner. That money could have made a sweet college fund for Sean, but this selfless North Carolina teen promised to donate it all away if he should win.
"It's a lot of money for sure," Sean said before the race. "But I can't think of a better place for the money to go and anything more motivating for me to win."
Sean would have donated a quarter of a million dollars to Racing 2 Cure, which helps families dealing with cancer or kids who lost a parent due to cancer. This organization is so special to Sean because he watched his mom battle breast cancer twice and go through six rounds of chemotherapy.
Although Sean didn't bring home the big win (yet), his mom, who is now in remission, is naturally extremely proud of her son for his generosity and hard work. She says, "It brings tears to my eyes. I just think it's the most wonderful thing he's doing and it's very, very emotional."
Kudos to you, Sean, for your kind heart!