Victory Lane Camp recently hosted a fall wheel race and chili cook-off. The events attracted nearly 100 attendees, and raised more than $2,000 toward the Family Scholarship Fund. This fund helps families who have children with disabilities attend camp.
Eleven children raced in the wheel race, which took place at the Lewisville outdoor rink. The Lewisville Park Committee donated the facility rental for this event. NuMotion supplied the wheelchairs, and Jack’s Donuts, McDonald’s, and Big Bounce supplied prizes. Jerry Ingalls served as the emcee for the race, which was organized by Natasha Hamilton, Tiffanny Youngquist, Dara Upchurch, and Paige Fischer.
The festivities moved to The Gathering in Lewisville, where the Victory Lane community convened for the annual Chili Cook-Off. Winners included Carmen Cash in the Zesty & Spicy category, Beth Criswell in the “Most Like Mom’s” category, Laura Anderson in the Richest & Thickest category, and Natasha Hamilton in the Most Creative category. Ashley Brown won the coveted “Most Popular” prize, which attendees voted on using $1 votes.
This year’s cook-off included a bake sale. Items were auctioned off, and Angela Humphrey’s Pumpkin Crunch Cake netted the top donation of $120.
Perhaps the highlight of the day was the arrival of a bright yellow Corvette driven by Clyde Powers, friend of Victory Lane Camp Board President Don Criswell. Criswell knew a young man associated with Victory Lane who had always wanted to ride in a race car.
“It was priceless to see the smiles on the kids as they rode in the car,” noted Victory Lane Founder and CEO Brett Fischer. “We appreciate all of the people who helped make this a special day for our Victory Lane Camp community.”