Driving for Kids
EVENT DATE: Sep 22, 2018
What is Driving for Kids?
Based on similar events in the UK, Driving for Kids is the Colorado version of a British Reliability Run. Begun in Britain when cars were first introduced, these reliability runs like the London to Brighton Run, were quite a challenge for the newfangled horseless carriage. Now it is more a nostalgic tribute to the spirit of “Motoring”. Driving for Kids is a three day drive for to benefit the Roundup River Ranch in old British cars. It is not a race, and is run on public roads at posted speeds. It is an endurance test of sorts, to see just how reliable these supposedly “unreliable” British cars really are. Driving for Kids is a fun weekend with fellow owners of old British cars orchestrated by Ann and Ross Robbins to combine two things they cherish: kids and cars. Wanting to find a way to help kids through the car hobby they became aware of the Hole in the Wall Gang camps founded by Paul Newman who was also a dedicated car nut. The perfect connection was made to our local camp, Roundup River Ranch, and Driving for Kids was launched. Roundup River Ranch is a medically-supported camp for children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses. At camp, the children can just feel incredible, no matter what illness they’re battling. The focus is on fun, not their conditions. Most importantly, they are given an experience that energizes their spirits, allowing them to simply enjoy the fun, games, and joys of childhood – all free to campers and their families. Here is a link to a short video that will give you a sense of the camp: www.roundupriverranch.org.
How do I get involved?
You can join us with your 1976 or older British car here: www.drivingforkids.com if you want to participate on the Drive, or contribute here if you wish to support this worthy cause. You may contribute to a specific team here then selecting your team from the drop down box. Or if you don’t have a connection to a specific team, you can donate to Driving for Kids generically by selecting general donations from the drop down. And, even if you make a contribution, you can still come see the cars as we depart Garden of the Gods Trading post at 9:30 am on Saturday September 22, 2017 to cheer us onward.
Driving for Kids 2018 - The Route Route
Details are available on the Driving for Kids website: http://www.drivingforkids.com/TheRoute.html.
View the list of Driving for Kids Sponsors. Thank you for your continued support!
E-mail Driving for Kids Chairman Ross Robbins at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.