Go To Turkey Bowl and Do Some Good!
Those of you with understanding spouses are probably getting ready for the upcoming Turkey Bowl, which promises, once again, to be a great deal of fun with a great deal of track time.
If you're one of the lucky ones headed to the Turkey Bowl, then you also have the opportunity to do something very wonderful too.
I got this note from Jim Arnett, who races his Mini #27, with us...and I hope you take the time to read it.
Hello VRG Members,
For the past couple of decades I've volunteered with a charitable organization called "Volunteers for Medical Engineering."
A few year ago it merged with another group and now is called "V-Linc." You can check out it's website here.
Lately, we've been designing and building specialized bicycles, tricycles and what we call "chariots" for children and adults who cannot operate conventional bikes.
One problem that we've run into, is finding a method for securing patients, who have little or no upper body strength, from falling off or out of these vehicles.
Upon reflection I thought racing seats and belts would be perfect for doing the job.
So, what I'm wondering is if VRG drivers would be interesting in donating any seats that aren't being used and outdated belts to this charity. Big or small, it doesn't matter.
There must be a few of them (the seats, not the drivers :) gathering dust in garages, right?
V-Linc will provide receipts for your taxes, of course.
I'll be at the Turkey Bowl in November and at other events next year to collect any seats and belts that are donated.
Thanks very much!
I can't think of a better use for gear you no longer use than donating it to this wonderful cause.
If you have any questions, you can contact Jim directly at firstname.lastname@example.org