What is the objective of each team on Driving for Kids?
Each team has a goal to raise at least $500 for our charity, Roundup River Ranch. All donations are made directly to the charity website, are 100% tax deductible and go 100% to the charity.
How do we find “our” Team?
Click on the tab marked “Team Leaderboard” and scroll down to the photo and description of your team. Each team will have the names of the driver and co-driver so even if you don’t know the Team Name or the car you should be able to find the folks you are looking for so you can contribute.
What is an appropriate donation?
Some may only be able to contribute $10 or $20 and that is fine. The key is to add something toward your team’s $500 goal. Others may have a connection to the team or to the cause and want to make a much more significant contribution. Whatever you can give is important to do because it all adds up to make it possible for a camper to attend.
Do campers pay to attend Roundup River Ranch?
No camper or family ever pays to attend the Ranch. It costs $2,500 for each camper because the medical support and equipment necessary to permit these very challenged kids to be safe and have some freedom at camp. The generosity of folks like you makes this all possible.
Is my donation tax deductible?
Of course it is. Roundup River Ranch is a 501.c.3 charity so all contributions are fully deductible as charitable giving. In addition, you may be eligible for a deduction on your Colorado state taxes through the Colorado Child Care Contribution Tax Credit. This credit is 50% of the donated amount though it has certain conditions. As always, check with your tax advisor to see how your situation is affected.
What if I don’t have a specific team, but want to contribute?
You are welcome to make a donation to the event in general by selecting “Driving for Kids” in the list of team names under the “DONATE” tab. And thank you for your kindness for the kids.
While details will be forthcoming in the route book, the general route looks like this:
Day One, Saturday September 23rd: Depart from the Hagerty office in Golden at 10:00 after a continental breakfast and a driver orientation meeting. We will take Highway 93 up through Boulder, then some county roads past Loveland and on to CO 14 that follows the Cache la Poudre River Valley. We will stop at a very special spot called “The Mish” for lunch right on the river. After a delightful lunch break, we drive northwest on CO 14 to a short stop in Walden, then through North Park and over Rabbit Ears Pass to Steamboat Springs. We plan a really neat dinner in Steamboat and also pretty cool lodging.
Day Two, Sunday September 24th: Depart about 9:00 on US 40 through Steamboat Springs to Hayden turn south on CO 27 on amazing Twentymile road to a short stop in Oak Creek, then down CO 131 to US 6 and lunch in Eagle. Afterwards we are on to the high point of the day; a visit to the Roundup River Ranch. We expect to spend a couple of hours at the ranch. After our visit we proceed south on Colorado River Road to I-70 then west through the gorgeous Glenwood Canyon to our dinner and overnight lodging in Glenwood Springs, CO.
Day Three, Monday September 25th: Depart about 9:30 on CO 82 through Glenwood Springs to a stop in Aspen, then over Independence Pass and down through a photo op in Twin Lakes and then via US 24 to our lunch stop and awards presentation in Buena Vista, CO. After lunch, we head east on US 24 to Fairplay and east on US 285 back to Denver.
That will finish the 2nd Annual Driving for Kids British Reliability Run. You ought to join us for this great event. Ask folks who were on the run last year…they will tell you not to miss it!
DONATIONS WILL STILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THE END OF OCTOBER 2017.
What is Driving for Kids?
Based on similar events in the UK, Driving for Kids is the Colorado version of a British Reliability Run. Begun in Britain when cars were first introduced, these reliability runs like the London to Brighton Run, were quite a challenge for the newfangled horseless carriage. Now it is more a nostalgic tribute to the spirit of “Motoring”. Driving for Kids is a three day drive for to benefit the Roundup River Ranch in old British cars. It is not a race, and is run on public roads at posted speeds. It is an endurance test of sorts, to see just how reliable these supposedly “unreliable” British cars really are. Driving for Kids is a fun weekend with fellow owners of old British cars orchestrated by Ann and Ross Robbins to combine two things they cherish: kids and cars. Wanting to find a way to help kids through the car hobby they became aware of the Hole in the Wall Gang camps founded by Paul Newman who was also a dedicated car nut. The perfect connection was made to our local camp, Roundup River Ranch, and Driving for Kids was launched.
Roundup River Ranch is a medically-supported camp for children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses. At camp, the children can just feel incredible, no matter what illness they’re battling. The focus is on fun, not their conditions. Most importantly, they are given an experience that energizes their spirits, allowing them to simply enjoy the fun, games, and joys of childhood – all free to campers and their families. Here is a link to a short video that will give you a sense of the camp: www.roundupriverranch.org.
How do I get involved?
You can join us with your 1976 or older British car here: www.drivingforkids.com if you want to participate on the Drive, or : contribute here if you wish to support this worthy cause. You may contribute to a specific team here then selecting your team from the drop down box. Or if you don’t have a connection to a specific team, you can donate to Driving for Kids generically by selecting general donations from the drop down. And, even if you make a contribution, you can still come see the cars as we depart Hagerty Insurance offices 1010 Johnson Road Golden CO at 10:00 am Saturday September 23, 2017 to cheer us onward.