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, also a dedicated car nut. The perfect connection was made to our local camp, Roundup River Ranch, and Driving for Kids was launched.
Located near Gypsum, Colorado, Roundup River Ranch is a medically-supported camp for children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses. At camp, the children can feel incredible, no matter what they're battling. The focus is on fun, not their conditions. Most importantly, the kids are given an experience that energizes their spirits, allowing them to enjoy the fun, games, and joys of childhood - all free to the campers and their families. Here is a link to a short video that will give a sense of the camp: www.roundupriverranch.org.
Roundup River Ranch is a place where these kids with so many challenges can just be kids- away from the doctors and hospitals, specialists and treatment centers. They get to enjoy the great Colorado outdoor experience that we all take for granted. Borrowed from an old British tradition called the Reliability Run, this drive takes the old cars and their drivers over high mountain passes, and up, down and along winding mountain roads to prove their reliability and raise money for the RRR. More information is available at www.drivingforkids.com
My brother Dale and I are drivng my 1971 Triumph TR6. This car has been driven across the country and back, and what a great way to do something good for these kids while enjoying the vintage car hobby.
We want to raise $1000. If you believe in this program as we do, any contribution from you would help us reach our goal. This event will be a three day, 600 mile drive. Your support is tax deductable with the receipt provided by Crowdwise. You can contribute at: www.crowdrise.com/teamkidscantriumph.
Ralph and Dale Malewska