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One of the main goals of "OLD GOLD CRUISERS" events is to raise money for charity
through 50/50 raffles and donations.  We would like to thank all the generous people
who have supported and contributed to these efforts.  
In the past years,
"OLD GOLD CRUISERS" has accomplished the following:
2005
$7500 was raised for Nesley Salinas, a seven year old girl in need of a kidney transplant.  While waiting for a donor, Nesley had
many close calls and spent time in and out of the hospital.  During this time, it was concluded that Nesley's mother would be a
suitable donor.  In the fall of 2007, Nesley received the transplant.  It took a little longer than expected for her mother to
recuperate, but as of the last report, both were doing fine.
2006
$5500 was raised for the Boland Family of Batavia, IL, who were brought to our attention by Bob
and Peg Bartlett, owners of 4 Gear Trans Co.  Jim and Debbie Boland had been married for 25
years and were the parents of 5 children.  The family had lost 1 child in 1995 from complications
from a brain stem tumor. Debbie was diagnosed and underwent surgery for a brain aneurysm in
2001.  In January of 2005, it was found that Jim was suffering from 2 brain tumors.  One was
removed, but the second was diagnosed as inoperable.  Before his passing in September 2005, Jim
opened an account in his children's behalf and designated that the funds we raised would be put
into this account. We thank everyone for their generosity helping this family in their time of need.
2007
"OLD GOLD CRUISERS" raised $5800 for Elderday Care Center in Batavia, IL, a local charitable
organization providing various services for senior citizens.  Mickey Miller, director, and her crew
were a familiar sight at Goody's cruise nites and
"OLD GOLD CRUISERS" events. Thank you for
generosity and support!
2008
"OLD GOLD CRUISERS"  again sponsored donations for Elderday Care Center in Batavia, IL.
and raised over $4800.00 for Elderday. The 50/50 drawings contributed $3186.00 while the
Elderday car show contributed the balance. Additional sponsors of the car show were Ken Hiscox, Tri City Sheetmetal, Geneva,
Il., (Trophys). Ollie's Garage and Thompson Auto Supply, both of Batavia sponsored the refreshments and lunch for the
participants. Thanks to all for a very successful show!!!
2009 & 2010      
The Batavia VFW Post 1197 was the recipient of our 50/50's and donations.
This organization does an outstanding job of supporting our veterans and also those
presently serving our country here and overseas.
In 2009, we were pleased to donate $2,887.00 and in 2010 $5,342.00 was raised for a total of $8,229.00!
You'll enjoy the car shows/cruises at the VFW - The parking is great, food and beverages
are available, indoor facilities and a great group of VFW volunteers!
"OLD GOLD CRUISERS"
PRE 1983 AMERICAN MADE CARS & TRUCKS EVENT

IT'S WHERE THE OLD CARS GO!
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2011 - $6100.00
This year the charity
recipient of our 50/50's
was The Pediatric Oncology
Treasure Chest Foundation,
a non profit organization
that provides gifts to
children & teens diagnosed
with cancer and undergoing
chemotherapy, radiation
treatments and surgeries.
2012
Thanks to the generosity of the Old Gold Cruisers, we were able to raise over $7,300 this year
through the 50/50's and outright donations.
$4970 was donated to the Treasure Chest Foundation. All of this donation was used to
buy toys for children who are undergoing cancer treatment - knowing they will be able to
pick out a toy from the "Treasure Chest" helps them undergo their chemotherapy, radiation and other treatments.
$1300 was raised for the Wheaton VFW and over $1100 was raised for the Batavia VFW.
Old Gold Cruisers also donated the $100 cash prize from the Sycamore Club Participation Award
to fellow cruisers Rick & Georgia Behrens to help with her medical care.
We have had many anonymous donations and many of our cruisers donated their 50/50 winnings
or cash awards back to the charities.
These donations and other 50/50's have added  $16,500 to the above totals!
A sincere THANK YOU and GOD BLESS YOU!
"OLD GOLD CRUISERS"
ILLINOIS CAR SHOWS & EVENTS!  HOME OF THE "BUCK-A-CAR"   PAYOUT!
PRE 1983 AMERICAN MADE CARS & TRUCKS
PLUS SHOW QUALITY 1983-1992 AMERICAN MADE CARS & TRUCKS
IT'S WHERE THE OLD CARS GO!
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2013
We raised $8,211.25 for the Pediatric Oncology
Treasure Chest Foundation
an organization that helps children with cancer
by providing toys and gifts during their treatments.
Every penny we donate goes directly to the children!
In addition, the Wheaton VFW, the Batavia VFW and
the Addison VFW received  over $5200 from the 50/50's
      and Food & Beverage Sales at our 2013 Car Shows!            
2014
The Treasure Chest Foundation received $5,745.60
from Old Gold Cruisers thanks to our
generous car show participants!
They have expanded their organization to many more
hospitals across the country and have been able to provide
comfort and support to children undergoing cancer treatments.
Also, the Batavia VFW and the Wheaton VFW
received over $4,000 from the 50/50's
and Food & Beverage Sales at our 2014 Car Shows!

2015
This year the Treasure Chest Foundation received
$8,871.50 from Old Gold Cruisers for toys and gifts for children
after they go through their cancer treatments at local hospitals.
Your generous support of the 50/50's and the
Buck-A-Vote Trophys enabled us to bring a smile
to many children on their journey to recovery!
ALL our donations go directly to the gifts for the children.
We were also pleased to have raised $1290 through the 50/50
and the Food/Beverage sales for the Wheaton VFW this year!