Two dads named Fathers of the Year

NASCAR legend Humpy Wheeler and Duke Energy Carolinas President Brett Carter were two of four dads honored recently as American Diabetes Association — Charlotte’s 2010 Fathers of the Year.

Wheeler, a Mountain Island resident, Carter and the other dads raised $278,000 for the ADA’s research and education programs at the 10th annual gala at the Westin Hotel uptown. The other dads honored were Piedmont Gas CEO Tom Skains of Charlotte and Kevin Henry, of Waxhaw, senior vice president and chief human resources officer at Lance, Inc. Charlotte fathers have raised more than $1.7 million to help the ADA and the area’s more than 195,000 diabetics. The Mountain Island Weekly was a 2010 Father of the Year program partner.

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