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Help a Child in Need: Sponsor a Pinewood Car Today!

By SEMA Editors

(L–R): Edie Clouse, Craig Turner, Susan Carpenter, Joan Turner, Reba Hicks, Mackenzie Hicks, Judy Brooks, Ashley Ailsworth, Molly Tomlinson, Nancy Flores, Christian Robinson, Matt Donovan, Julia Jeffs, Tom Brooks (organizer) and Eric Snyder.

Each year, working with qualified SEMA Cares charities, including Childhelp, Victory Junction and the Austin Hatcher Foundation, SEMA Cares volunteers help children build hundreds of pinewood race cars that can be purchased by SEMA members to support children in need. These pinewood cars will be raced at the SEMA Installation & Gala, and then shipped to purchasing SEMA members following the event.  

Several volunteers recently attended the pinewood build day at Childhelp, located in Lignum, Virginia, where children decorated two cars, one of which they kept, and the other destined to be sold to a SEMA member as a part of the SEMA Pinewood Drag Races “Build-It-for-Me” category. 

SEMA members can purchase their own kid-built pinewood cars and help a child in need.

Held in conjunction with the annual SEMA Installation & Gala, the SEMA Cares Pinewood Drag Races take place at the Fairplex Conference Center in Pomona, California, Friday, July 28, 2017, at 12:00 p.m. This elegant setting will play host to some of the most competitive drag racing on the planet. The finals will take place during the cocktail reception shortly before the banquet begins.

Proceeds from the races benefit SEMA Cares charities, including Childhelp and Victory Junction. Childhelp assists abused and neglected children by providing counseling and programs in a safe and secure living environment. Victory Junction provides the camp experience for children with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses who otherwise would not be able to go.

Sponsoring a SEMA Cares pinewood drag race car is easy and rewarding. Help a child in need today.