Now that spring has finally arrived residents of our great Inland Empire communities will begin to wander out of their homes in search of outdoor activities to enjoy our beautiful weather.
The upcoming First Annual Cars and Stars Car Show organized by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is the perfect event for residents to play in the sun, check out some extraordinary cars and participate in a worthwhile cause.
The car show will be held at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana on Saturday, April 4th from 9am to 4pm. Entrance for all spectators is free and many activities will be open for visitors to enjoy. Visitors can participate in raffles, the Kid Zone, food trucks and 5050 drawings. Additionally there will be a great silent auction for two tickets to an exclusive, not-available-to the-public tour of Jay Len’s garage.
According to Deputy Sheriff Mike Jones, one of the organizers of the event, the car show provides the opportunity for the community to become a resource for fund raising in addition to in house events already available and will help build a good relationship with the community.
Proceeds from the car show registration and activities will benefit The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Employee Assistance Team (S.E.A.T.) and The Debbie Chisholm Memorial Foundation.
S.E.A.T. is a non-profit employee’s resource division whose main function is assisting officers and families of officers injured or killed in the line of duty as well as assisting officers with medical bills due to ill loved ones. S.E.A.T. assists with items such as medical costs and funeral arrangements for officers and their families.
“I, along with the other organizers just want to help S.E.A.T. because you never know when it may be needed,” says Deputy Sheriff Jones.
The Debbie Chisholm Memorial Foundation provides assistance to children with chronic or catastrophic illnesses. The DCMF fulfills special requests for children at Loma Linda Children’s Hospital, similar to other organizations but on a local level.
Deputy Sheriff Jones adds, “The DCMF is a great organization that we want to bring to the forefront in our community to help our local children achieve their goals.”
Featured cars already registered include the Back to the Future Delorean, a ’63 coupe owned by Travis Barker, drummer for Blink-182 and owner of Famous Stars and Straps apparel, many classic fleet cars and the always popular Stater Bros. classic truck as seen in during various Inland Empire events and parades.
Awards will be presented for Best in Show in addition to three runner-up awards titled after Sheriff rankings commemorating the organizers of the car show; Undersheriff, Assistant Sheriff and Deputy Chief.
There is still time to register for the car show, pre-registration for $25 has been extended until April 3rd with payment via Paypal and registration will also be accepted the day of the show for $35. For those interested in pre-registration it is requested to please email CASCSinfo@gmail.com with your information and additional payment instructions will be forwarded.
Deputy Sheriff Jones states, “Bringing community and law enforcement is what is really needed for our society today. We want to work together to build a better community in the county we serve.”