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July 14 car show on campus will benefit veterans with PTSD

July 5, 2018

photo of the No. 26 Ruoff Mortgage Indy Car

On Saturday, July 14, from 2 to 6 p.m., Indiana Tech’s Warrior Veterans organization will host its second annual Charity Cruise-In to benefit the not-for-profit FW22 organization. It will be held in Indiana Tech’s Schick St. parking lot on the Fort Wayne campus, just west of Andorfer Commons.

The event will feature live music and raffle prizes, and culinary trucks from Bravas and Whip & Chill Ice Cream will be on site. Admission is free for spectators. However, if you have a sweet car or motorcycle you are really proud of and you want to bring it out to show it off, it will cost you $15; $10 if you have a Three Rivers Festival button.

You can also get a picture with a piece of history as a replica of the 2017 Indianapolis 500-winning No. 26 Ruoff Home Mortgage Honda will be at the show. Fort Wayne-based Ruoff Home Mortgage is partnered with Andretti Autosport again this year in the Verizon IndyCar Series.

FW22 is a local not-for-profit group whose mission is to support veterans, particularly those with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and raise awareness about suicide. Warrior Veterans is an approved chapter of the Student Veterans of America.