Jim Hosfelt is a Multiplying Good One in a Million Award recipient. He’s among the millions of people who are putting others first and using service as a solution to the problems we're facing. Read his story below then nominate someone who's making a difference during this unprecedented time!
One in a Million Award recipient: Jim Hosfelt
Where he’s multiplying good: Dover, Delaware
How he’s multiplying good: He is One in a Million. Jim Hosfelt is the Director of Public Safety at Dover International Speedway and usually spends this time of year planning and managing the public safety needs of NASCAR races and the Firefly Music Festival. In March, when the the world changed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Jim found new ways to make use of the expansive speedway property by planning, coordinating and hosting several events to help the local Dover, Delaware community.
At the height of the pandemic, Jim worked with Bayhealth Hospital and coordinated a mobile testing site on the property of Dover International Speedway. As of this submission Jim, the Speedway and Bayhealth have worked together and tested approximately 8,100 patients.
Since March 2020 Jim has also worked with with the Food Bank of Delaware and the Delaware Department of Transportation to host three food distribution points at Dover International Speedway with a fourth planned for June 24, 2020. In all, Jim and the leadership and volunteers at the Food Bank served nearly 6,000 households providing food when needed the most.
The Delaware Chamber of Commerce also worked with Jim and other members of the Speedway team to host a donation site to collect Personnel Protective Equipment which was donated to Delaware's First Responders.
On June 4, Jim worked with Delaware's Capital School District to plan a once in a lifetime event for graduating seniors. Because of mandated state guidelines, Delaware high schools were not permitted to hold formal graduation ceremonies. Working in conjunction with Speedway leadership, Jim planned and coordinated the graduation event for Dover High School at the raceway. That evening, 424 seniors with their families circled the one mile high banked oval, known as the Monster Mile, two times. each graduate stopped at Victory lane to have their name announced, picture taken and then receive their diploma. In the middle of the COVID-19 Pandemic, several members of the Speedway.
Public Safety team worked along side the teachers and administrators to provide a memorable event for those graduating seniors.