RACING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE-VAN METER NIGHT AT THE RACES
Free Admission with monetary donation to a charity at hawkeye Downs Speedway June 24, 2016 with all proceeds directed to C.O.P.S. (Concerns of Police Survivors), an organization honoring and helping families of fallen officers in the line of duty
On Friday, June 24, community members are invited to enjoy a free night at Hawkeye Downs Speedway knowing their entry fee will go to a great cause. Admission, normally $10, has been changed to a monetary donation with Van Meter Inc. ‘s annual race sponsorship. In return race fans are encouraged to give a monetary doanation with 100 percent of the proceeds directed to C.O.P.S, an organization honoring and helping families who have lost an officer in the line of duty. The money raised will also provide hands-on programs designed to help family members receive support from peers and professionals as well as obtain resources to help cope with their loss.
The event will feature a visit from McGruff, the Crime Fighting Dog, K-9 demonstrations, a timed obstacle course competition between city, county, and state officers, Switchback acapella group singing the National Anthem, and much more.
“Each year, Van Meter chooses a different local charity to support. Ou goal is to help raise awareness and financial support for the cause,” said Vice President of Sales Todd Ettleman. “Over the last six years we’ve been able to donate over $50,000 to various community organizations and we look forward to helping another great organization. We see this as an opportunity for us to entertain our employees, customers, and members of the community at the speedway, all while achieving one of our core principles which is giving back to the community.”
The gates at Hawkeye Downs Speedway open at 6pm and races start at 7:30pm. Admission will be a monetary donation at the gate. Hawkeye Downs is located at 4400 6th Street SW in Cedar Rapids.
Van Meter is a 100 percent employee-owned electrical and mechanical distributer based out of Cedar Rapids. The company sells electrical, automation, power transmission, datacomm, lighting and utility supplies and services throughout 14 locations across the Midwest. To learn more about Van Meter, visit www.vanmeterinc.com or call 1800-247-1410.