Classic Car Show Raising Money for Local Cancer Non-profit

Classic Car Show Raising Money for Local Cancer Non-profit

KMIR

Indio, CA

There was not much golfing on the Indian Springs Golf Club green on Sunday. The golf club and Big Rock Pub, partnered with the Palm Springs Cruisin’ Association to raise money for a local charity by showcasing fast rides. 

Ross McMullin is the president for the classic car club, he was glad to see a good turn out, "This is our second year we have done this, and we got a lot of club members showing up with their cars, a lot of visitors a lot of snow birds."

Hundreds of classic cars lined up along the 18th green. The golf club’s general manager, Corey Milbrandt, said he welcomes the change of pace.

He said, "There’s so many busy days here, I am glad we can take one day and shut down the back nine and give back to the community."

The golf club and pub owner, Ken Hanna, said this event hits home. He said he lost a brother who battled cancer. Hanna said merchandise sales will also go towards the fund raising efforts. 

Hanna said, "You can actually buy a guitar and all of the proceeds that’s actually made on the guitar go to the desert cancer foundation."

Some of those guitars previously owned and signed by legends such as Jimi Hendrix. 

And the executive director for the Desert Cancer Foundation, Sarah Bryant, said these events help the community. 

"They provide financial assistance for cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment for local Coachella Valley residents."

She said Sunday’s event is just a precursor to an even bigger event benefiting the foundation. The Dr. George Car Show will take place on February 10, inside the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, last year the show raised over $80,000 for the Desert Cancer Foundation.