FOR RELEASE: July 25, 2016
Contact: Brock Brice, firstname.lastname@example.org, (330) 242-3677
WHAT: Imagine a group of adults racing down a sledding hill on small child-toy cars all for the sake of a few laughs and giving back to the Medina community. Faceplant 500 was created by a group of local Medina men at a picnic outing in 2013. In its fourth year, the group gives all donations/proceeds from the event to a local charity within the county. Lube Stop, a local Cleveland company, will sponsor this year’s Faceplant 500 charity event to raise money for The Children’s Center of Medina County, a Child Advocacy Center.
WHO: Faceplant 500, Lube Stop
WHERE: Reagan Park Sledding Hill, Medina OH 44256
WHEN: August 20, 2016. Registration starts at noon, with the first race starting at 1:30 p.m.
WHY: What started as an enjoyable activity for a group of local Medina families during cookouts has now become an annual charity event in the county. In 2013, the group created Faceplant 500 because they had a blast riding plastic child-toy vehicles down the sledding hill inside Reagan Park and figured raising money while doing it was pretty great too.
This family-friendly event consists of participants, who must be 18 years of age or older, racing down a hill on plastic child-toy vehicles. A first place winner will receive a trophy and one lucky participant will receive a “best in show” trophy. Those interested in registering a vehicle can do so at the event for $15.
After hearing about the event, Lube Stop, an oil-change and car maintenance company headquartered in Northeast Ohio, chose to sponsor the annual Faceplant 500 as a way to give back to the local community. This year, the Faceplant 500 group will donate the money raised at the event to The Children’s Center of Medina County. Each year, the Faceplant 500 chooses one charity in the county to donate the event proceeds to, and just last year they delivered $2,300 to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Because Lube Stop values the importance of giving back to the community, they signed on with the Faceplant group to help make a difference in the lives of Medina’s children.
For more than 30 years, the center has provided support to abused and neglected children through collaboration, advocacy, treatment and prevention. In 2015 alone, the center provided assistance to 1,897 children and 1,793 adults in Medina County. Their success is furthered by the support of the local community and through generous donations from events like the Faceplant 500. For more information and event updates, visit the Faceplant 500 page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/faceplant500.