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Richard Henegar, Jr. Act of Kindness Community Award

posted Oct 31, 2016, 8:42 AM by bcps web

On December 16, 2016, at Lord Botetourt High School, the James River Knights boys’ basketball team will be taking on the Lord Botetourt Cavalier boys’ basketball team.  In conjunction with the boys’ basketball, the Friends of Rachel and Rachel’s Challenge clubs of the Botetourt County middle and secondary schools will present the Richard Henegar, Jr. Act of Kindness Community Award during half time.

In 2012, the first community event for Rachel’s Challenge took place prior to the annual meeting of these two teams. During halftime, Richard Henegar, Jr., a Lord Botetourt High School graduate, was named the original recipient of our community award. After hearing the story of a Radford University student who had been the victim of a hate crime, Richard took it upon himself to fix and remodel the young man’s vandalized car. This was Richard’s own personal act of kindness.  Because of his desire to help individuals, Richard opened Quality Cares Automotive in hopes of helping the community through service and philanthropy.  

We are now seeking nominees for the Richard Henegar, Jr. Act of Kindness Community Award, named in honor of our first recipient. Nominees should be individuals who, through their actions, demonstrate kindness and compassion towards an individual, a group of individuals, or the community.

If you would like to nominate someone for this award, please write a short narrative that summarizes this person’s act of kindness and the impact it had on the individual(s) or community. In your submission, please include your name and telephone number, as well as the contact information for the person you are nominating.

You can submit nominations online at: 

You can also submit nominations by mail, email, or fax to:

Summer Underwood

c/o Read Mountain Middle School

182 Orchard Hill Drive

Cloverdale, VA 24077


Fax: 966-8656


All nominations should be completed by November 18, 2016.

Please contact Summer Underwood if additional information is needed.