So last week I wrote about sharing your RC passion with others in need during the holiday’s or any time really. I thought I would give you an update on some real world examples I came across today while browsing through my daily search for anything interesting going on in the RC world.
The 4th Annual Toys For Tots Race took place at Mikes Hobby Shop in Porter, TX, home of the 2010 IFMAR 200mm Worlds. The event brought in 116 entries. It was once again a great day of racing and fun for all of those involved,with everyone in good spirits as they got started at 3PM. Phil W. and Jeremy Cupps ran a super-smooth program with nearly no hitches. These guys didn’t take any breaks between rounds, and only about a 30 minute break before the mains, but they were still there until nearly 3am. How cool is that?
The estimated total of toys donated was about 123 and if you average them at $10/each (many were worth more), then that was close to $1230 worth of toys donated, for a grand total of over $2000 in Toys and Cash! The firemen that picked up the toys said this was far-and-away the largest haul they’d had this season, so congrats to everyone involved! That is awesome!
Also taking place was last weekend’s Union Rescue Mission Toys for Tots event which brought in over 100 entries with some of the fastest racers in California coming out to race and help raise money for a great charity. TLR / Novarossi’s Adam Drake was the proud winner of the charity event.
Next up, Portland R/C Raceway’s 2nd Annual Toys for Tots Race was held this past weekend in Clackamas, Oregon. PRCR is the home track for Kyosho America Team Manager Joe Pillars. Jim Dunlap (Joe’s father-inlaw) and Joe started PRCR only 1 short year ago bringing back R/C racing in the Portland area. Kyosho went on to win 6 classes at this years Toys for Tots event out of a total 8 possible.
So again, like I said last week guys. If you have a chance to get into something like this in your area, please do!