This Saturday, August 27, the parking lot at the Warren Theater in Moore will be filled with classic cars, vendors and food trucks, all for a good cause.
Moore Kiwanis Club has been around for a little over five years now and in that time the group has made a big impact in the city of Moore.
“We have programs in our high schools with our main club, colleges with CKI, we even have an Aktion Club, Kiwanis for adults with developmental disabilities,” said Ron Motley of Moore’s Kiwanis.
On Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., they host a big event they call cars for cures.
“About three years ago, the Cars for Cures was born. It started with about fifty cars and probably about ten or maybe a handful of salespeople,” Motley said.
This year, they expect more than 200 cars, more than 40 vendors and plenty of food trucks, with proceeds from the event going to the Children’s Health Foundation.
“The Children’s Health Foundation supports research, education and clinical care through their support of the pediatric division of the Oklahoma Health Science Center,” said Betty McCuistian of the Children’s Health Foundation.
The foundation supports children in all 77 counties of the state, regardless of their financial status or diagnosis. And events such as cars for cures help significantly.
“Events like these are literally the backbone of our foundation, and partners like these really are the beating heart of our organization,” said McCuistian.
“Last year we raised, we were able to give more than $20,000 to the Children’s Health Foundation, and now we’re on our way to improving that,” Motley said.
And everyone is invited to see some pretty cool cars.
“We’ll have everything from classic cars to muscle cars, to modern cars, we had something that looked like a bat car last year,” Motley said.
The event is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot of the Warren Theater in Moore with lots of free family fun.
“We just want people to come out and have fun, learn a little bit about the Children’s Health Foundation and learn a little bit about Kiwanis while we’re at it,” Motley said.
Visit their website for information about the Cars for Cures event www.carsforcures.net