I have found that most folks really don't "need" a reason to have a cruise-in. Car owners will jump at the chance to show off all the hard work they have put into their vehicles, and folks like me (who know nothing about cars) love the opportunity to see these 4-wheeled masterpieces. Often, though, there is a good reason for a cruise-in - they are often used as fundraisers for nonprofit organizations. I want to tell you about a cruise-in that hopes to raise a bunch of money for one of the best nonprofits in the Evansville area.

Photo by Nathan Anderson on Unsplash
Photo by Nathan Anderson on Unsplash

SMILE on Down Syndrome

SMILE on Down Syndrome hosts a number of its own great fundraisers each year, allowing the organization to continue providing a "network of support services to meet the physical, emotional, spiritual, social and educational needs of people of all ages with Down syndrome, their families and communities." This time around, however, someone else is hosting an event in its honor.

Full Throttle Automotive cruise in
Full Throttle Automotive via Facebook

Where and When?

The owners of Evansville's Full Throttle Automotive have organized their 2nd annual cruise-in event, scheduled for Saturday, September 10, 2022, from 3pm-6pm, and it's benefitting SMILE on Down Syndrome.

Why This Kind of Event?

The fact is that Edward and Brandi Caswell, the owners of Full Throttle Automotive, are just really good people. They are grateful for the success they have had over the past couple of years, and they want to continue to give back to the community that has helped them continue to grow. They have had successful cruise-ins before, so they figure if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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And just because it's too good NOT to share - here is a glimpse of what transpired at Full Throttle's 2021 cruise-in.

What Else is Happening, Besides All the Cars?

There will be plenty of fun stuff happening on September 10th, in addition to a whole bunch of sweet rides, and everything is free and open to the public.

  • Food trucks (the food isn't free, you gotta pay for that)
  • Silent Auction
  • Live music
  • Raffles and prizes

Send a message to Brandi (mrsfullthrottle@outlook.com) if you want to bring out a vehicle or if you have any other questions about the event.

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