The Walmart Foundation on Thursday presented the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame a $2,500 check to help fund a new library.
The library will be called The Jimmy Mosteller and Captain Herb Library to honor the two deceased, Georgia-based, racing announcers.
Jimmy Mosteller announced races in Georgia for decades including at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Herbert Lee Emory, also know as Captain Herb, was an Atlanta traffic reporter and also announced races at the West Atlanta Speedway. He also wrote about racing for a number of Atlanta-area newspapers.
"We try to help as many people as we can with each donation," said Walmart Store Manager, Tom Horton, who presented the check.
The library will contain everything related to racing: magazines, books, and newspapers, some dating back to the 1950s.
"The library will be open to media and people doing research," explained Cindy Elliott, director of marketing and special events for the GRHOF.
Georgia Racing Hall of Fame's goal is to reach $10,000 in donations to help fund the construction of the library inside the building located next to city hall in downtown Dawsonville.
To donate, contact Cindy Elliott at firstname.lastname@example.org.