Coming up in June, Shotguns and Stilettos Photography invites you to the 2015 Cruisin’ for Wishes Car Show at the Rangers Stadium in Arlington. Come out and enjoy all kinds of classic cars and motorcycles, contests, raffles, food, live music performances, shopping and more!
The event takes place on Saturday, June 20th from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Attendee entry is 5.00 per car parking fee and 2.00 at the gate per person for admittance to the show. Children 12 and under are free. All proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish North Texas! It will be a great time to enjoy with your friends and family, while helping to make a difference in the life of a child. We hope you’ll mark this one on your calendar!
The History of Make-A-Wish:
The Make-A-Wish foundation first began during the summer of 1980 in Phoenix, Arizona. Earlier that year, a US Customs Agent named Tommy Austin and DPS Officer, Ron Cox, granted a terminal, 7-year-old Leukemia patient his wish of becoming a police officer.
The young boy, Chris Greicius, received his very own uniform, badge and hat, and became Arizona’s first and only honorary DPS officer. Several other officers joined in the effort and brought out a patrol car and motorcycle to escort Chris to his official DPS helicopter ride. Chris passed away shortly after, and for his funeral, was given the official ceremony of a fallen officer.
The story of this heartfelt act spread quickly in Phoenix and greatly influenced DPS officer, Frank Shankwitz. He later held a meeting with other officers, friends and family, and discussed what would be the beginning of the ‘Make-A-Wish’ foundation.
Today, Make-A-Wish grants the wish of a child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition in the United States and its territories. The foundation really is a great cause, creating miracles for these young children and their loved ones.
We hope you’re inspired by the foundation, and will come out on June 20th to show your support!
Visit the Make-A-Wish website for more information about the foundation, as well as events, donations and volunteer opportunities. For more details about the 2015 Cruisin’ for Wishes event, visit the event homepage.