Free-wheeling fundraiser

'Drive One' event to raise funds for community service club

The 100 Mile Lion’s Club and Sunrise Ford in 100 Mile House have partnered for an interesting event to help raise funds for a number of causes and projects in the community.

In what is being called a “non-fundraiser fundraiser,” Sunrise Ford will pay people – $20 for five minutes – to drive a car, truck or SUV with the earnings going to the 100 Mile Lion’s Club. In essence, it gives people an opportunity to donate funds without donating their own personal funds.

The “Drive One” event will take place between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the Save-On-Foods parking lot in 100 Mile House on Sept. 21.

With the help of Save-On-Foods, a hotdog barbecue will also be taking place.

Every year the club uses the money [we raise] for scholarships, donations to hospitals, children’s camps and Special Olympics,” says Neil VanderHorst, vice-president of the 100 Mile Lion’s Club.

It’s all money scattered within the community to a few big projects and many small ones.”

Ford is looking to give away $6,000, so they would like to attract 300 drivers.

It’s a new fundraising venture for the Lion’s Club, so they’re eager to drum up support for it. VanderHorst adds they’re trying to raise funds, and also awareness and interest in the club.

We’re always keen to look for new members.”