CLEARWATER, Fla. – The 18th annual Bay Area Corvette Club Show is scheduled to be held at Dimmitt Chevrolet in Clearwater on Oct. 17 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. with this year’s focus being to benefit children’s cancer research. The show will officially kick off with opening ceremonies at 11 a.m.
Each year the club members select a charity to benefit through America’s patriotic values and the love of classic cars.
“We truly look forward to the Corvette show each year,” said Scott Collore, general manager of Dimmit Chevrolet. “Community events like this are a lot of fun and they serve an important purpose by bringing awareness and fundraising to issues like children’s cancer research.”
This year the Pediatric Cancer Foundation will receive 100 percent of the money raised through entry fees, raffle ticket sales, 50/50 raffle and a live auction. Those who wish to donate directly to The Pediatric Cancer Foundation may do so at the event.
“We hold this show once a year with the intent of raising money for a specific charity the club selects early in the year,” explained Jack Tipton, president of the Bay Area Corvette Club.
The event is open to the general public at no cost. Over 100 cars are expected to be on display at this year’s show, providing the public a wide variety of Corvettes to see. There will be eleven classes and they are based on the seven generations of the Corvette (C1-C7), plus a class for modified and custom. The top three cars in each class will be awarded a trophy.
“Being able to come together and have a great time to raise money for charity is what the Bay Area Corvette Club represents,” said Tipton. “This year it was all about helping the children.”
The Pediatric Cancer Foundation is dedicated to funding research to eliminate childhood cancer through our Sunshine Project. Our focus is to find less toxic, more targeted therapies by partnering with leading hospitals nationwide. We have assembled leading doctors and researchers from the country’s finest hospitals, all of whom have unique skill sets. By agreeing to work together through the Sunshine Project, we have launched four clinical trials at 14 hospitals in eight years, opened the first blood and tissue banking program in Florida, and funded a new laboratory at Moffitt Cancer Center.
For more information on the Bay Area Corvette Club, visit www.baccvette.us
About Bay Area Corvette Club:
The mission of the Bay Area Corvette Club is to promote interest and information about America’s sports car, preserve our country’s patriotic values, and to help those in need with unbiased charitable acts of kindness. Additionally the club represents a joint social environment, with monthly activities dedicated to the art of Corvette motoring skills and show events, with the accent on fun.