The Prospectors Car Club was able to support two local organizations from the proceeds of this year’s 25th annual Steak-out Show and Shine.
The Quesnel Special Olympics and the Quesnel School District were each presented with $1,000 on Thursday, Oct. 6.
“On an annual basis after our event, if we have enough funds generated, we like to donate to a charitable organization in town,” said Prospectors Car Club president Cory Delves, noting their longstanding relationship with the Quesnel Special Olympics.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, members suggested also supporting the lunch program provided by the Quesnel School District following their show and shine in August 2019.
In a memo shared this month to the Board of Education, Director of Instruction Suzanne Bolin notes their lunch and Breakfast Club programs have started as usual in their schools.
Last year, the programs reached an average of 500 students daily.
“We’re feeling fantastic to have community support for our meals programs,” Bolin said. “In schools, it’s valued every single day — being able to provide nutrition for our students is really important.”
Quesnel Special Olympics program coordinator Rick Prosk was also appreciative of the support.
He said the group has big plans for the coming year, adding most of their fall programs have commenced.
“We have 13 sports programs, and almost every one of them we’re hoping to be involved in a competition. In some cases, that involves travel to Vancouver, Terrace, Smithers, or Fort St. John, so travel is a big part of the expense for our organization.”
The Prospectors Car Club will sit dormant for most of the winter. A new season of cruising with classic and modified cars, trucks and motorcycles starts in April.
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