5th Annual Camaros For Heroes Event in Fayetteville To Honor Surviving Military Children
Camaro South partners with The Army’s Army to support the Children of the Fallen Project™ mentoring program
Fayetteville, NC – June 16, 2015 – The Army’s Army has joined forces with Camaro South to host the 5th annual Camaros For Heroes event, benefiting the country’s brave servicemen and women, as well as military children who have lost a parent or guardian in the war. Taking place June 19-20, at Fayetteville Motor Sports Park, all proceeds from this year’s event will be donated to The Army’s Army Children Of The Fallen Project and The Fisher House Foundation.
The event will feature a number of activities for the whole family to enjoy. On the 19th, a meet and greet, live auction, and vehicle light show competition will take place at Fairfield Inn and Suites Fayetteville, located at 4249 Ramsey Street. The following day attendees can enjoy a car and truck show, drag strip runs, a bracket race, a vendor showcase, and a variety of local food vendors at the Fayetteville Motorsports Park, 4480 Doc Bennett Road.
“We are honored to be partnering with The Army’s Army this year to help support children of fallen soldiers,” said Mike Schwind, President of Camaro South. “Camaros for Heroes is a wonderful opportunity for the community to come together and give back to those that have sacrificed so much for our freedoms.”
The Children of the Fallen Project is a mentoring program established by The Army’s Army to help children who have lost a parent or guardian in the war. Through partnerships with local businesses and organizations including the Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, Fayetteville Urban Ministry, Army Community Service Fort Bragg Survivor Outreach Services, Pepsi, Sam’s Club and many other partners, the program pairs children with supportive mentors and offers regular events and activities for surviving military families to build lasting relationships and learn valuable life skills.
“When a soldier is killed in the line of duty, families and children left behind often have a difficult time coping and feel isolated from others around them,” commented Janine West, Executive Director of The Army’s Army. “The Camaros for Heroes event will not only help support the mission behind the Children of the Fallen Project mentoring program but it also provides a unique opportunity for our young members to bond and build lasting relationships with others dealing with the same struggles.”
Participant fee for the event at the track on June 20 is $40 dollars; Fee includes vendor alley, drag strip, car show admission, and event t-shirt for the first 100 registered. Gate fee for spectators is $10 dollars. Gates open from 9am to 5pm.
To learn more about Children of the Fallen Project, please visit its Facebook page. If you would like to make a donation to The Army’s Army to help support initiatives like the Children of the Fallen Mentoring Program, please contact Janine West at (910)709-9671 or [email protected]
About The Army’s Army:
The Army’s Army is a nationally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit volunteer organization made up of citizens and businesses who have pledged their support to those in the military. Dedicated to “watching over those who watch over us©” The Army’s Army strives to make soldiers, veterans and their families feel welcome, appreciated and safe through ongoing community outreach and support initiatives, including the Children of the Fallen Project™, a mentoring program for surviving military youth. For additional information, please visit www.armysarmy.com or www.brieffromthefront.com.
About Camaro South:
Camaro South is a non-profit organization, controlled by its members, with a purpose to support and give to charitable organizations and the local communities. In an effort to share knowledge and preserve the history of the Camaro’s lineage, Camaro South is dedicated to providing a suitable and safe atmosphere for Camaro enthusiasts and their families to organize and associate with other like-minded individuals. Camaro South promotes and supports clean wholesome values with emphasis on family fun and activities while fostering public interest in the legendary Camaro sports car.