Camp Mak-A-Dream needs a bus, and two lucky raffle ticket winners will get to see some very fast cars, as the collision industry once again steps on the gas to serve those in need.
The new bus is for the children and young adults with active cancer attending Camp Mak-A-Dream, a long-standing beneficiary of the generosity of the collision industry. The bus will need to be specially equipped and cost into the six-figure range.
Corporate sponsors have jump-started the effort, which officially began July 1, 2005. Organizers hope the effort continues to pick up speed at the upcoming CIC and I-CAR meetings in Scottsdale, AZ next week.
“I want to thank our corporate sponsors who have shown their commitment to this project. These leaders realize projects such as this enable us to work together to feel good about who we are, what we do, and give back to the community at large,” said Karen Fierst, Project Chairman.
The effort is endorsed by the National Auto Body Council (NABC) and is one of various fundraisers administered by the Collision Industry Foundation (CIF).
“This industry has always come up big,” said Chuck Sulkala, Executive Director of the NABC. “This time, however, we are going to reward some winners with some really nice prizes. Besides the NASCAR event, we have six runner-up prizes worth $2000 each, and prizes for the sellers of winning tickets,” he said.
Tickets for the Hop on the Bus Campaign are $10.00 each and can be purchased in Scottsdale next week or by calling the CIF office at 888-66-PRIDE. Books of tickets are also available. The drawing will be held in Las Vegas at NACE, where the bus will be on display. The deadline is October 15. Official rules can be viewed online at www.collisionindustryfoundation.org
“Our goal is to raise at least $250,000,” said Doug Webb, President of CIF. “That way, we cover our prize costs, the costs of the bus and have some left over for other CIF projects that are coming up,” he said.