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Kosair Charities and Trust for Life Open Car and Motorcycle Show gets new location Saturday

Join Kosair Charities for the Open Car and Motorcycle Show on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at the Sam Swope Kosair Charities Center, 982 Eastern Parkway, in Louisville.

The event is open to all cars and motorcycles. There is a $20 registration fee per vehicle. Registration will begin at 10 a.m. with the show running from 1-5 p.m. In addition, there will be food trucks, music and an awards ceremony.

While there don’t miss the opportunity to purchase a raffle ticket for the 2017 Kosair Shrine Classic Car, a 1971 Corvette Stingray. Kosair Charities and Trust for Life will be selling $10 chances at the event to win this sleek classic car that will be given away in November. There is no cost to the public to attend the event, but donations to Kosair Charities are encouraged.

For those who can not attend but would like to purchase tickets for a chance to win, mail a check to Kosair Charities P.O. Box 37370, Louisville, Ky. 40233 (make check payable to Kosair Shrine) or purchase tickets online. The winner of the 1971 Corvette Stingray will be chosen at the Kosair Shrine Classic Car Giveaway celebration that takes place on Nov. 10 at the Kosair Shrine Center at 4120 Bardstown Rd., Louisville, Ky. 40218 from 6 p.m. to midnight.

Ticket stubs serve as entry to the celebration that includes a concert by The Monarchs, light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.

All net proceeds from tickets sold will benefit Kosair Charities. For more information, visit: https://kosair.org/event/kosaircharitiescarshow/.

In 2009, the late Bob Beatty began hitting the town each year with a classic car in tow to help raise money for Kosair Kids in need of life saving organ transplants. Every year since Bob and his team started the Classic Car Raffle, a classic car has been taken around town where $10 chances have been sold.

Since 2009, the Classic Car Raffle has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for Kosair Kids. Last year, the car giveaway grossed approximately $150,000 for a cause that was so dear to Bob’s heart.

Bob himself was the recipient of a new heart he called “Ernie.” This second chance at life was Bob’s inspiration to create the car giveaway and help children in need. Sadly, Bob Beatty passed away in late 2014, but the tradition he began will hopefully continue for years to come.

Since 1923 Kosair Charities has had one primary mission – helping children in need. Kosair Charities knows that the quality of a child’s tomorrow depends largely on the quality of health, medical treatment, and support a child receives today. Kosair Charities supports over 100 pediatric agencies in our community by donating funding for research, clinical services, health education and care every year. For more information please visit http://kosair.org.

From Kosair Charities Communications

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