Chandler: NVC sets annual Motors & Meals fundraiser for late October

Last year’s Motors & Meals fundraiser was a success. [Northwest Valley Connect]
Last year’s Motors & Meals fundraiser was a success. [Northwest Valley Connect]

Northwest Valley Connect’s annual fundraising event, Motors & Meals, will soon be here. Mark your calendars for Sunday, Oct. 23 from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at Beardsley Recreation Center, 12755 W. Beardsley Road, Sun City West.

Come out and join the fun, admission is free to the event, which includes live entertainment, food trucks, car show, wine and beer tent and exhibits from local businesses and organizations. You may be interested in the many donated items available in the event’s drawing. North Country Fire and Medical will be available for a demonstration on drones.

“Hundreds of people have attended this event in past years and we’re glad to bring it back,” said Julie Kent-Partridge, NVC Board of Directors Chairperson. “One of many businesses that has supported the event for five years is a favorite diner, Kstar BBQ, a desired fare among the attendees. This very popular event will be a great time for people to get together, have a good time and learn about community agencies and businesses.”

The event is free for attendees due to generous community sponsors such as Benevilla, Arizona Public Service, Western State Bank and Desert Diamond Casino. Businesses and nonprofit organizations wishing to participate can contact NVC at 623-282-9304.

Safety precautions while delivering transit services to community members are of the utmost importance and transitions to this event. We recognize COVID viruses remain in the environment, and we will be working with health care professionals to ensure social distancing and provide hand sanitizing and whatever else may be beneficial.

Northwest Valley Connect is a nonprofit organization that provides essential transit service available to more than 8,500 seniors, 65 years and older, and those with disabilities and veterans living independently in the Northwest Valley who are without access to public transportation.

Transit services address people who can’t physically get to designated locations for dial-a-rides and the lower income people not able to use taxi services such as Lyft or Uber because of the number of rides needed each week for dialysis or cancer treatments.

Motors & Meals is a yearly fundraiser event and NVC invites you to attend. The “good cause” funds raised resulting from this event go toward operating a mobility program for people that otherwise would not have a ride.

People interested in volunteering or who have questions are encouraged to call the NVC office at 623-282-9300 for more information.

Visit northwestvalleyconnect.org for more information.

Kathryn Chandler is the Executive Director and Mobility Manager for Northwest Valley Connect and believes a ride should be available to everyone, especially 65 years and older, persons with disabilities and veterans.

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