WINDHAM — The owner of Windham Automotive is a finalist for a humanitarian award from the NASCAR Foundation for his work raising money for Camp Sunshine in Casco.

Ronald Eby, 53, of Windham was one of four finalists selected for the Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award for NASCAR fans who help children through charity work in their communities.

For being a finalist, he received $25,000 for his chosen charity, Camp Sunshine, a retreat for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.

Eby, whose daughter contracted meningitis when she was 2 years old and recovered, started raising money for Camp Sunshine by selling Mexican food off a flatbed truck at Windham’s Summerfest.

He since has inspired others to raise money for the charity.

The winner of the award will be announced on Dec. 2 at a banquet in Las Vegas and will receive $100,000 for a charity.

To learn more about the finalists and vote for a winner, visit