EAU CLAIRE – Among the early planning sessions for the 7th annual CTech Badger Classic event, a question was asked, and an answer quickly followed.
What’s better than racing? The answer: racing for a good cause.
The Midwest Class Racers, CTech Manufacturing, and Rock Falls Raceway are proud to partner with Eau Claire-based Joshua’s Camp to donate proceeds toward funding their charity - which provides a retreat style program for families who have a child going through (or recently completed) cancer treatment.
A $5,000 cash prize is awaiting a lucky raffle winner, with 100% of the raffle proceeds to be donated to Joshua’s Camp. The raffle also features a $1,000 2nd-place prize and $500 for 3rd-place, and will be drawn at 5 p.m. on June 25. A portion of the event proceeds will be donated as well.
For Joshua’s Camp Director Wendy Carey, all donations are welcome, as every dollar helps the organization continue to provide relief for families in need.
“It means we’re able to provide for more families and to keep our programs going,” she said. “We are super excited for this partnership. It’s kind of new territory for us, but it’s been a pleasure working with all of the organizers. We’re just very excited to be a part of it.”
Joshua’s Camp has worked with many other event partners in the past, including a few car events, but nothing quite like what is planned for June 24-26 at The Rock. The event will feature Stock/Super Stock Combo, Nostalgia Super Stock/Muscle Car Combo, and Muscle Car Index racing, plus a Cruise-In Car Show on June 25 with a portion of the entry fees to benefit Joshua’s Camp. Donations will also be made for volunteer hours working the event, for those who wish to volunteer time to help benefit the organization.
Online racer pre-reservation has been filling up quickly, and this year’s CTech Badger Classic is set to be the largest one yet. Online pre-reservation and spectator tickets are available at www.rockfallsraceway.com/ctech-badger-classic.
“Come on out and help us celebrate the courage of these families,” Carey said.
For more information on Joshua’s Camp’s mission and organization, follow them on Facebook or visit www.joshuascamp.org.