The Drive for 75 – Two Ways to be Involved in this Exciting Fundraiser
Come out and support DuPagePads 6th Annual Drive for 75 event on Sunday, June 26, 2016 from 10am-2pm. This karting race is a breathtaking way to help end homelessness while having fun racing against other teams around a specially designed track at Autobahn Country Club in Joliet.
With the goal of raising $75,000, all donations will go directly to DuPagePads to provide life-changing support services to families and individuals who are homeless. There are two ways join in on the fun:
1.) Start a Team
If you are a thrill seeker and you’re looking for a great way to help your community, follow these easy steps:
- Reserve your spot by contacting Kariann at KLazansky@dupagepads.org.
- Pay an entry fee of $750 – which will allow your team to choose a t-shirt color and begin collecting donations.
- Help your team meet or exceed a fundraising goal of $2,500. Teams that raise the most money will have the best starting positions.
Patrick, who has been a long-time Drive for 75 participant shares, “As a motor sports enthusiast, the Drive for 75 provides a unique niche of like-minded gear heads an opportunity to make a big difference to end homelessness while having a ridiculous amount of fun.”
Not an experienced kart racer? Don’t worry, teams will compete for awards based on their karting experience level.
2.) Donate to Our Goal
Not able to attend? You can still make the event a success by donating to a team to help them reach their fundraising goal.
Funds raised will help enable DuPagePads to assist families and individuals who are homeless by providing housing coupled with support services and employment. Through supporting the Drive for 75, you have the opportunity to transform people’s lives.
“Over the past 5 years, this event has raised over $400,000. So far this year we have raised nearly $25,000 with 3 weeks left to go,” Joel Weinberger, DuPagePads Board of Directors Vice Chair, and event organizer shares, “The teams are competitive on the course, but even more so in their fundraising for DuPagePads. At the end of the race day, everyone will walk away proud of what their efforts have accomplished for this organization.”