We have once again teamed up with our great partners at Weis Markets to introduce the 2021 “Weis Markets Hometown Hereos” program. After successfully identifying hundreds of Hometown heroes through this same program last year, we decided to bring it back for 2021! Through these unique times it is now evident more than ever that we are always around fellow heroes, daily. Whether it be a teacher who has gone above and beyond for their students, a co-worker who has tirelessly multi-tasked responsibilities while working from home, a community organizer who has kept critical services open and available, or a military member, first responder, medical professional or your everyday local Weis Markets employee who has selflessly been there for us, the definition of a hero reaches far and wide. As we all know, not all heroes wear capes..
Pocono Raceway and Weis Markets would like to identify some of those heroes through this program. If you have a hero in mind fill out the form below and tell us how much your hero means to you and what they are doing in their hometowns. Submissions will be collected from April 12, 2021 – May 24, 2021. At that time members of our Fan Council, Weis Markets and Pocono Raceway Staff will select 4 finalists. Weis Markets will then choose two (2) Hometown Heroes and two (2) additional heroes for the Above & Beyond Award.
COngrats to our 2021 Winners
Above & Beyond Heroes:
COngrats to our 2020 Heroes
In 2020 our Weis Markets Hometown Heroes program was held during the summer of 2020. We received over 400 amazing nominations. Pocono Raceway and Weis Markets made the easy decision to extend the initial honorable awards to include: One Hometown Hero, Two Above & Beyond Heroes, Two Rising Heroes, and five additional heroes. Each winner received prizes and race tickets in honor of their amazing contributions to the community. See our 2020 winners below.
2020 Hometown Hero– Jessica Tanner
A charge Nurse at a local hospital who also works two additional jobs to take care of
her 3 kids. She has been on the frontlines from the start of the pandemic. She was
called back to work early from maternity leave. While working her various jobs Jessica
takes all the necessary precautions when she gets home to ensure her children and
family stay safe.
Above & Beyond Hero– Bob Geyer
Above & Beyond Hero– Brittany Cavanaugh
Rising Hero– Ryan Collins
Rising Hero– Dante Manjone