Kane County Sheriff Pat Perez's 6th annual Charity Car/Motorcycle Show is Saturday in Elburn, and organizers hope to pass the $11,000 mark in fundraising efforts.
That's how much Perez said was raised at last year's show, which benefitted Special Olympics.
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Perez said organizers hope to top that for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, the designated charity for Saturday's show that runs from noon to 3 p.m. at the Martin family farm, 2S111 Green Road.
"Every year we pick a different charity," Perez pointed out. "It's one thing for an adult to contract cancer. But when it's a child, it's certainly more devastating. Our goal for this year is to beat the previous year or match it. We are about halfway to our goal through sponsorships. We're hoping for a big turnout." It's $10 to enter a car or motorcycle into the show and $5 per carload of spectators. The afternoon also features a disc jockey, a 50/50 raffle and food. Sunday is the rain date.
Perez said the most vehicles ever entered was 246 and overall, the event has raised more than $40,000 for local charities since it started. He's hoping for 250 to 300 cars Saturday.
"When we do our show, it's not just a percentage of proceeds, it's 100 percent (that goes to the charity)," Perez said. "It's a good chance for the public to meet us on a more level ... a human basis, as opposed to conflict resolution. It's just a great family event.
People entering their cars in the show can register from 9 a.m. to noon. There will be stock cars, Modified, pre-1949, Corvettes, muscle cars and emergency vehicles on display. Awards will be given out, including Best in Show and Sheriff's Choice.