ADESA Boston to Hold Classic Car, Bike Run to Benefit Children’s Hospital
CARMEL, Ind. — ADESA Boston is hosting its 10th annual Classic Car and Motorcycle Run this weekend that will not only feature a lineup of more than 300 vehicles, but also raise funds for a foundation benefiting a local children's hospital.
The auction — which is located in Framingham, Mass. — is donating all proceeds from the event to Kendall Rose Davis Memorial Foundation, which raises money for Children's Hospital Boston.
"When we started this a decade ago, we really only had two goals: to give money to a children's organization, and to make sure all proceeds went directly to the charity," Jack Neshe, general manager at ADESA Boston, stated.
"It is simply amazing how much this event has grown during the past 10 years, and how we have been able to help so many charities with the support and hard work of our community, our customers and our employees," he added.
Check in for the event will begin at 9 a.m. (EST) Sunday with the run slated to leave at 11 a.m.
The registration fee for cars and motorcycles for the run — which is 30 miles and police-escorted — is $25.
To view the cars and motorcycles following the run, there is a $7 admission charge, but it is free for children under 12.
Officials said ADESA Boston and ADESA Concord, law-enforcement and local businesses all lend a hand to help out in the event.
It will include music from local radio station 93.7 Mike FM, food for sale from local restaurant The Chicken Bone, kids bicycle rodeo (courtesy of the Framingham Police Department), finger painting (courtesy of the Middlesex County Sheriff's Office), face painting, live auctions and raffles.
Continuing on, ADESA Boston said it generated more than $250,000 in funds for various area children's charities in the last decade.
In 2009, the auction helped to raise $27,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.