Rockwall, TX – This past Sunday, May 15, more than 250 cars, trucks, and bikes participated in the 17th Annual Cars for CASA Event hosted by the Metro East Division of the Dallas Builders association, benefitting CASA children in Kaufman and Rockwall counties.
Lone Star CASA is a national volunteer movement that began in the late 1970s in Seattle. Its purpose is to find community volunteers to act as a “voice in court” for children who have experienced abuse or neglect. The first CASA program was established in Dallas in 1980. In Fiscal Year 2021, Lone Star CASA was able to serve 293 children across both Rockwall and Kaufman Counties.
Cars for CASA, which is put on annually by more than 40 volunteers, has grown to become one of the most successful auto shows in North Texas. The first event in 2005 featured 80 cars and raised $2,600. This year’s show featured approximately 250 cars and raised over $73,000 for Lone Star CASA. Cumulatively this event has raised $720,000 for Lone Star CASA
“We’re proud to play a role in serving kids in our community,” said Dave Hambley. “The Cars for CASA show is a great way to support a worthy cause and raise awareness of the CASA role in these children’s lives.”
Attendees of the event participated in many activities at the CASA tent such as entering in raffles & a 50/50 pot, benefitting Lone Star CASA kids, as well as learning more about becoming a volunteer for the organization.
From vintage autos to cutting-edge cars, there were some incredible participants in this year’s event. The 2022 ‘Best of’ Winners included:
Best of Show Car – Rod & Paula McMahon – Orange 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner
Best of Show Truck – Jacob Griner – Copper 1951 Chevrolet 3100
Best of Show Motorcycle – Jeff Avery – Black 2020 Harley Davidson Road Glide
Best Engine – Alvin Chandler – 1941 International K5
Best Paint Kim Mackie – Black 1967 Chevy Camaro
Cars for CASA is sponsored by the City of Rockwall, Rusty Wallis VW, Farmers Electric Co-op, Ford Family Ranch, Spiral X, Dust Free, Oldham Lumber, Elliot Electric Supply, and many others.
For more information about Lone Star CASA and Cars for CASA, go to lonestarcasa.org.
Submitted press release, edited for publication in Blue Ribbon News.