Boardwalk Auto Group’s Hot Summer Nights Car Show to Benefit Camp Sweeney – July 21, 2012
Boardwalk Auto Group is hosting its fifth Hot Summer Nights Car Show on Saturday, July 21 from 6 pm – 9 pm under the tents between its Boardwalk Porsche and Boardwalk Audi Showrooms in Plano, TX. All of the proceeds will go to Camp Sweeney located in Gainesville, Texas benefiting children with diabetes.
“We are so thankful that Boardwalk Auto Group chose the children of Camp Sweeney to sponsor through the Hot Summer Nights Car Show. We provide over $750,000 in financial aid to children and youth who have diabetes. Boardwalk Auto Group is helping us raise awareness in our communities and providing valuable resources for these precious children,” said Dr. Ernie Fernandez, Camp Director.
The Car Show will feature everything from new exotic cars from Lamborghini, Ferrari, and Maserati to custom hot rods from the 60’s. Awards will be given out for the best cars in each of the following seven classes – Italian, German, American, British, Japanese, Vintage and People’s Choice.
Kraig Parker, hailed by the London Times as the World’s Foremost Elvis Tribute Performer will be providing live music all night. Food, drinks and snow cones will be available for a small donation. The event is free and open to anyone interested in seeing or displaying their car and helping out a great organization like Camp Sweeney.
Brian Ongaro, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Boardwalk Auto Group said, “Our Hot Summer Nights Car Shows attract great cars, owners and spectators from throughout the Dallas Metroplex. When we have the opportunity to benefit a great organization like Camp Sweeney while sharing our passion for fine automobiles, that makes for an outstanding event.”
About Boardwalk Auto Group
Boardwalk Auto Group is one of the premier auto groups in the nation representing Porsche, Audi, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati and Volkswagen.
About Camp Sweeney
After more than 60 years of operation, Camp Sweeney is regarded as one of the largest and most effective diabetes educational facilities in the world. Camp Sweeney offers the only 3-week residential diabetic life skills training program in the United States. Campers learn to recognize and treat the early warning signs of dangerously high and low blood sugar levels. By coaching the skills necessary to maintain tight control of their diabetes, they are equipping this generation to minimize the complications of diabetes in hopes that they will be good candidates once the cure for diabetes is available.
Southwestern Diabetic Foundation, Inc., a non-profit corporation, was founded in 1947 with the sole purpose of operating a residential camp for children who have diabetes. Camp Sweeney opened in 1950, under the direction of Dr. J. Shirley Sweeney, a Dallas endocrinologist, and has provided a positive turning point in the lives of more than 30,000 children.