Road Race and Charity Event
August 19th & 20th 2017
Portland International Raceway
What is the event?
Dash for Kids is an ICSCC road race and charity event that happens every August at Portland International Raceway. The event is hosted by Cascade Sports Car Club and is a fund raiser for local children’s charities that also introduces children and the greater community to road racing thru race-car rides around the track, free admission and an open paddock where drivers and crew are happy to show you a thing or two.
This year, the 33rd Annual Dash for Kids event will be held on August 19th and 20th, 2017 at Portland International Raceway. The event runs from 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday and Sunday. The event will include conference road racing practice, qualifications and racing, race car rides, family fun activities, raffle drawings, free access to the pits and the Danny Frasier Silent Auction.
The race car rides are hugely popular and a lifelong dream for many kids and adults. The thrill of a race car ride around PIR is an experience like no other and the Dash for Kids event draws people from all over the Pacific Northwest to donate and go for a ride. Come get your ride and donate to a great cause!
Our 2017 Beneficiaries
Cascade Sports Car Club is dedicated to the support of local needy children. Our beneficiaries are Take Action INC and Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. Together these charities provide medical and nutritional support to children of need.
Take Action INC, located in Portland, Oregon, serves low-income children throughout the Portland Metro areas. While these children are provided food during the week while at school, without the help of Take Action, Inc. they would go hungry over the weekend. This wonderful program fills backpacks with food to take home each Friday, ensuring weekend nourishment for families. CSCC is proud to support this worthwhile cause for its fifth year. Visit Take Action INC at: www.takeactioninc.org.
Doernbecher Children’s Hospital located in Portland, Oregon. Cascade Sports Car Club has been supporting the hospital for 32 years. CSCC proudly supports the highly praised children’s healthcare facility because of their excellence in care, advocacy, innovation, education and research. Ask a friend, neighbor or colleague, and someone may know of a child or a family whose lives have been changed by the care of OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. We proudly support OHSU Doernbecher Children’s hospital through providing gifts for the children and supporting families in need over the holidays. To learn more visit the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation website.
Activities at the Charity Event
Race Car Rides
At lunch on both Saturday and Sunday of the Dash for Kids event the ICSCC race car drivers offer up their time and cars to provide free rides to the Doernbecher children and rides to all other spectators and children for a donation to the Charity. Each ride is approximately 2 laps around PIR. There is a variety of cars to choose from including exotics (Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche) and various race cars (Stock-cars, BMW, Mazda). The ride donation varies based on the car type. Ride donations start at $30. The race car rides operate on a first come, first serve basis, so come early to get the ride of your dreams.
Danny Frasier Silent Auction
The Danny Frasier Silent Auction consists of over 100 items including gift certificates, vacation rentals, gift baskets, framed racing photography, motorsport art, and various other items. The auction starts at 9 am on Saturday and ends at 1 pm on Sunday. All bidders must be present to win, pay for and pick up their item. Interested in learning more about Danny Frasier, please read about him on our about page.
Interested in donating an item for our silent auction? Please visit our Contact Page and let us know.
Family Fun Activities and Children’s Passport
The Dash for Kids event includes various free family fun activities. This year every child that registers at our family booth will get a passport that they can take around to the various activities and get event stamps. There will be games and an area to get a Race Car Driver’s Autograph and a Flagger’s Autograph. We will also have various Race Cars that the children can sit in and take pictures. In the race car pits and paddock, kids and families can walk around and see cars being worked on and prepared for racing. Many drivers and crew are happy to explain what is going on and even let the kids sit in the cars. Families may even see some unexpected visitors like a Stormtrooper or maybe even Princess Leia.
Every year Dash for Kids makes an event T-shirt. The T-shirt draws sponsors that help to pay for the event and go towards our donation to the Charities. Again this year our T-shirt was designed by CSCC member and race-car driver, Olivier Henrichot. Thank you Olivier!
Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors. Please visit our sponsors below by clicking on their name. Please support our sponsors.
Patriot Fire Protection * Larsco, Inc
Scott and Carol Faris * The Eckert Family
Dash for Kids relies on a large amount of volunteers to keep it moving. Volunteers get to enjoy all the events for free, get to go on race car rides for free after all of the paying riders, get a free event T-shirt, get to watch the races in their free time and most importantly they get to see the children’s smiles first hand. Our volunteers are a wonderfully welcoming and fun crew to spend the weekend with.
Interested in volunteering or donating or have a question? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or click the link below to donate, and Thank you!