SEMA Cares

Make a Difference—Volunteer for Next Week's North Carolina Pinewood Build

Nothing's more satisfying than helping a child in need, and what better way than dedicating some of your personal time to help the wonderful kids from SEMA Cares charities—Childhelp and Victory Junction. The final Pinewood build day will be held June 10, in Randleman, North Carolina, at Victory Junction, and volunteers are needed to assist the kids with building, painting and racing their cars and trucks. 

Help Children in Need—Sponsor a Car at the 2014 Pinewood Drag Races

Pinewood drag races are as American as apple pie and hot rodding, where the thrill of the build is matched only by the adrenaline rush of the race. SEMA Cares has announced the 2014 Pinewood Drag Races, and it looks to be bigger and better than ever! Each year hundreds of SEMA-member companies step up to generously sponsor pinewood drag cars, with proceeds going to help children in need.

Involving The Next Generation

Chris Kersting, SEMA President and CEO Organizations such as SEMA put a good deal of attention on long-range, strategic planning. One truly long-range initiative at SEMA is about engaging with the younger members—and future members—of our industry. The next generation really is the future of the industry. But let’s face it: If the association doesn’t pay close attention and evolve, it’s like asking the next generation to drive their father’s Oldsmobile—and folks in our industry know exactly how that doesn’t always work out!

Among SEMA’s most prominent youth programs are the SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund, the Young Executive Network (YEN) and the “35 Under 35” recognition program—all examples of well-received association programs.

Kids Helping Kids

A $50 Raffle Ticket Could Win You an $80,000 Custom F-150 Charity Truck Built by Students

Instead of being auctioned like previous WD-40/SEMA Cares vehicles, the WD-40/SEMA Cares Foose Ford F-150 off-road truck that was revealed at the 2013 SEMA Show is now available through a raffle at $50 per ticket.

“We thought we’d try something different this year,” said Mike Spagnola, SEMA vice president of OEM and product development programs. “This year’s raffle truck will get a lot of promotion because it will be publicized in the Source Interlink Media [a build partner] magazines and bring more attention to SEMA Cares and its charities.”


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