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gnjeepn
July 4th, 2014, 05:34 PM
The event is just around the corner. Lots of cool prizes again this year including a Jeep Jamboree for two, a lift kit, gift certificates to your favorite vendors and the list just goes on and on. We are also raffling off a GoPro Hero3 Black edition camera. The tickets are $5 each. The winning ticket will be drawn the day of the event and you don't have to be present to win. Contact me on how to get the tickets.

Information on the event and a link to preregistration can be found at http://www.twotrackers.org/wheelin-for-a-cure/

Hope to see you all there.

gnjeepn
August 6th, 2014, 06:57 AM
Here is a list of the door prizes for this year.

DOOR PRIZES 2014
Jeep Jamboree Trip for 2 in 2015
BDS Suspension / Zone Offroad Products
TJ 3-4.5" sway bar disconnects
Quicker Disconnects
Zone 2" Grab Handles
Zone 3" Grab Handles
Zone Banner
BDS Suspension Banner
JK Front Adjustable Control Arms
Grand Rapids Griffins - 4 tickets and a Zamboni Ride
Coopersville Farm Museum - 3, 4packs of tickets,
Tom Woods Drive Shafts - 100.00 gift cert, 5 hats, banner, duffle bag
Coopersville & Marne Railway Company - 4 passes for the "Pumpkin Train" or the "Santa Train"
Kalamazoo Nature Center,
Coopersville & Marne Railway Company,
W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary,
Gilmore Car Museum,
Grand Rapids Children's Museum,
Oswald Bear Ranch,
TC Paintball-2 passes for 2 groups of 4 people.
Timber Ridge-4 passes for snow tubing.
Shedd Aquarium 4 passes
DTS/drive train specialist 4 - 50.00 gift cert,
4byFours Offroad Suspension and Fabrication Dana 30/44 Axel Tube Seals,
Centershot Gun Range 4 1/2 hour passes and T-shirts
Frederick Meijer Gardens pack of 4 passes
Rockford Corner Bar
Woodland Travel Center - reclining folding chair

You can get your Go Pro raffle tickets up till the day of the event September 27th 2014. Drawing will be held at the event. You don't have to be present to win.

gnjeepn
August 6th, 2014, 07:14 AM
Don't forget to get your preregistration's in. In order to receive a free event t-shirt we must have your registration by September 5th.http://www.twotrackers.org/wheelin-for-a-cure/

hemrides
August 11th, 2014, 05:34 PM
A number of us visited the camp on Saturday, 08/09. I can tell you the donations are greatly appreciated by the kids that attend. Many of them that attend camp today are sent by parents that attended when they were children. The Special Days Camp Staff are all volunteers and many of them return year after year. We met one of the 3 nurses...who are on call 7/24...this is her 29th year as a volunteer. The campers were having a great time...water balloon games, swimming, horse back riding...arts & crafts...lots of laughter...many hellos as we passed them on their way to or from activities. This camp is the only one that allows both the child with cancer and their siblings to attend...to be kids again for a week and forget the issues they deal with on a daily basis.

I hope you can make the 2nd annual run this year. The trails are easy, but fun, so everyone can enjoy...there will be great prizes...great food...great people, that being YOU...bring your entire club..wear you club colors and help with a great cause. We have guides that can lead you on the run if you like...or head out with your own group. I hope you can make it...please stop and sit for a spell when you come to the park...say hello...Riley would like to meet you!!

Thanks,

Dave

gnjeepn
August 13th, 2014, 07:19 AM
The Two Trackers will be at Courtesy Dodge on 28th and Madison during the Grand Rapids Metro Cruise August 23rd. We will have a booth set up and will be selling GoPro raffle tickets and registering people for the Wheelin for a Cure event. Bring your rigs and come hang out with us or stop in to say hi.:wave:

marcfrench
August 15th, 2014, 12:55 PM
WOW!!! Venom Motorsports, Grand Rapids, is donating a Teraflex lift kit to the Door Prize Raffle for the Wheelin' for a Cure Event. You have your choice of a 2.5" spring and shock kit for JK , or a 2" spring and shock kit for a TJ. Thank You Venom for your support and kindness.

Come and join us for a fun day of activities and have a chance at winning a great door prize. You get to choose which prize you would like to win. Get you pre-registrations in by Sept 5th to receive a free T-shirt.

marcfrench
August 20th, 2014, 02:15 PM
What to Expect on the Day of the Wheelin for a Cure Event
Registration will be from 8am to 9am. Breakfast will be offered for you by the Moose starting at 8am. The cost will be 2.50 to 6.50, biscuits and gravy, eggs, sausage, potatoes, juice, etc. There will be a snack and baked goods table for you to purchase snacks and water for your trail ride. You may start your trail ride whenever you are ready. We hope to have everyone out on the route by 9:15. You may go out by yourself, in a group or sign up for a trail leader. You will be given a map and there will be trail makers at every turn. Please see the example of the trail markers at the Welcome station so you will know what to look for. Each 4x4 will have a ribbon tied to the antenna. The route will take you approximately 5 to 6 hours depending on how often you stop. Take your time, this is not a race. The route will be thru the Allegan State Forest area on seasonal roads. Lunch will start being served at 1:30 and will continue until everyone is served. Hamburgers and Chili Dogs, Salads, Chips, Desserts and Water. Yum!
You will be given an “I Spy Sheet” with clues to a few special spots on the route. Find these spots and turn in your sheet at the end and you will receive another raffle ticket. When you get back to the Moose there will be games (with prizes) for everyone to play. 1:00 to 2:30. If you answer the Bonus Question at the New Richmond County Park you will receive another Door Prize Ticket right there at the park. The door prize drawings will start at 3:00pm sharp. You must be present to win.
Other activities to expect will include a 50/50 drawing, a quilt raffle, and a raffle for a GO Pro Camera. Wheelin’ for a Cure 2014 and 2013 stickers will be for sale. You may purchase additional raffle tickets and there will be a very limited amount of T-shirts for sale at the event. T-shirt’s may be pre-ordered with your online registration or paper registration form until September 5th. Every Driver that registers before September 5th will receive a free T-Shirt. So please register early!
We will have great door prizes again this year: Jeep Jamboree – Trip for 2, Venom is donating a Teraflex lift kit for a TJ or JK, BDS Suspension/Fox are donating adjustable front control arms, quicker disconnects, sway bar disconnects and misc - Grand Rapids Griffins- Ticket for 4 and a Zamboni Ride - Coopersville Farm Museum – Craig’s Cruisers – Timber Ridge- TC Paintball - Compass Reality Service -Gift cards to Lowes and Home Depot. JCR donated Crusader Bucks, DTS and Offroad Unlimited sent donations, Shedd Aquarium, John Ball Park, Meijer Gardens, Tom Woods - 100.00 gift cert, 5 hats, banner, duffle bag -Coopersville & Marne Railway 4 passes - Kalamazoo Nature Center 6 passes - Kellogg Bird Sanctuary. Grand Rapids Children Museum - Gilmore Car Museum - Oswald Bear Ranch. Many More!!! Check out twotrackers.org for a complete list.
If you have any questions please e-mail Shari @ sharifrench123@hotmail.com

marcfrench
September 1st, 2014, 04:54 PM
This Friday, Sept 5th is the deadline to receive a free T-shirt for pre registering for the Wheelin for a Cure Event. :)

gnjeepn
September 10th, 2014, 02:07 PM
Just got back from Venom and WOW what a surprize. They donated a ton of cool prizes. You will not want to miss this event. We accessorys for JK's TJ's and not cheap stuff either. I couldn't fit everything they donated in my Unlimited and have to go back to pick up the rest.:monkeydance:

gnjeepn
September 11th, 2014, 10:04 AM
Venom was able to get ACE Engineering to donate this. http://www.aceengineeringandfab.com/Bumper-and-LED-Light-Combo--Stinger_p_110.html

marcfrench
September 20th, 2014, 02:39 PM
Ok folks we are getting down to the wire. One week from today is the BIG Day. It is shaping up to be a GREAT EVENT. You may register online until Friday night the 26th with your credit card and You may register the day of the event , the 27th, with cash or check. We have over $5000.00 worth of Door Prizes's. Everything From a small coffee cup to as large as a LIFT KIT OR FRONT BUMPER WITH LIGHTS OR A TRIP FOR TWO with JEEP JAMBOREE. Here is the updated list..

Jeep Jamboree: Trip for 2 in 2015
Venom Motorsports- lift kit for a TJ or JK, Tire Repair Kits, Quick Disconnects, Trail bag, 2 Tow Straps, 2 LED Lights, Quick Disconnects, Gloves, Hats, T-shirts
Grand Rapids Griffins: Ticket for 4 and a Zamboni Ride
Coopersville Farm Museum 3 - 4packs of tickets
Tom Woods - 100.00 gift cert, 5 hats, banner, Duffle bag
Coopersville & Marne Railway 4 passes, Santa or Pumpkin Train
Kalamazoo Nature Center 6 passes
Grand Rapids Children Museum 4 passes
Oswald Bear Ranch 2 car passes
Gilmore Car Museum 4 passes
Kellogg Bird Sanctuary 6 passes
TC Paintball 2 passes for 4 players each
Timber Ridge 4 passes for snow tubing
Craig's Cruisers 4 activity pass’s
Shedd Aquarium 4 passes
DTS/Drive Train Specialists 4 - 50.00 gift cert
4byfours Suspension Dana 20/44 Axel Tube Seals
Fredrick Meijers Gardens 4 passes
Woodland Travel Center folding reclining chair
Centershot Gun Range 4 ˝ hr passes and T-shirts
Binder Park Zoo passes
Belle Tire
JCR 2 T-shirts and 2 100.00 gift cards
Compass Reality 4 100.00 gift cert to Lowes and Home Depot
Whitecaps 4 tickets and t-shirt
7 Slot Grill in Reed City Coffee Cups
Smash Hole Motorsports 7” Yeti Light
BDS/Zone Offroad TJ 3-4.5" sway bar disconnects, Quicker Disconnects, 2" Grab Handles, 3" Grab Handles, Zone Banner,
BDS Suspension Banner, JK Front Adjustable Control Arms
ACE Engineering FRONT BUMPER AND LIGHTS
WOW THIS EVENT IS SUPPORTED BY SO MANY TOP COMPANIES
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-annual-two-trackers-wheelin-for-a-cure-tickets-6896933915

gnjeepn
September 24th, 2014, 11:42 AM
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marcfrench
October 2nd, 2014, 10:19 AM
The final figures are not ready yet, (should be a couple weeks) . But I believe because of your help, approx. 6 kids (probably more) will be going to camp next year. AMAZING!!!!
79 rigs were registered, 22 volunteers worked the day of the event, 192 people were served lunch. 274 Go Pro Tickets were sold. Over $5500.00 worth of Door Prizes were handed out. WOW, what a Great Day. Thank You for your Support! Together we can make a difference.
Save the date 9/26/15 for the 3rd Annual Wheelin for a Cure event :)

marcfrench
October 10th, 2014, 06:31 AM
2nd Annual Wheelin for a Cure 2014 Final Report

It was a perfect wheelin’ day! cool, sunny and only one area with some dust. The colors were just starting to change on the trees and there was not any rain. The Moose lodge was the starting and ending points for the run again this year. The day started at 7:45 am with parking lot greeters, Thom, Jim and John directing wheelers where to park. Linnette and Raven welcomed everyone inside and directed them to the registration table where Lori, Rob Cindy and Shari were waiting. Breakfast was offered by the Moose members for everyone. There was a little snafu with breakfast starting late so the rest of the activities were set back ˝ hour. Everyone was out on the route by 9:30 and they needed to return to the Moose by 3:00pm for the door prize drawings.
The route consisted of seasonal roads thru the scenic Allegan State Game area. There were 10 “I Spy” spots for wheelers to find and one bonus question to answer. If they found Dave at the New Richmond Park and answered a special question they received a door prize ticket. When they turned in their “I Spy” sheet back at the Moose they were given another ticket. Several participants went out on the route by themselves and (new this year) many participants went out in groups with the trail leaders, Bill, Dave, Doug and Jim. There was one rig that made it back in 3 hours but most took 5 to 6 hours to do the whole route. The down and back trail was a little challenging getting everyone down and back out, but it gave everyone a chance to visit and enjoy a glass of Lemonade from Mike’s stand while waiting.
Thanks to Lori, Rob, Linnette and Steve the DJ, games were available for the kids and adults back at the Moose. Guess the candy corn in the jar, find the special sucker in the Candy Jeep and win a Jeep. Find the toy in the swimming pool, Bucket Bonanza, and the Candy walk. The games were a big hit. DrChuckie, Marc and Peter grilled up Hamburgers, spiral hot dogs and chili dogs for everyone at the Moose. Salad, chips, cookies, pop and water, were also served. We are hoping to do lunch out on the route next year so it is not so late for everyone to eat. 
There were 78 rigs and 172 people registered this year. There were 51 rigs last year. There were 20 volunteers working VERY hard all day and over $5500.00 of door prizes handed out. Participants were able to choose which door prize they wanted to try to win. Plus there was a second chance drawing with some special prizes in it. A Go Pro raffle, Wheeling Quilt raffle and a 50/50 drawing were held. Cindy, Diane and Dave sold sweet treats, stickers, bracelets and T-Shirts.
Over $1400.00 in supportive donations were donated by businesses, families and friends. Grand River Bank and their employees, sent $650.00 directly to Special Days. The estimated total collected for the event was $7890.00. (money is still coming in) THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO MADE THIS POSSIBLE! We will be sending over 6 kids to Special Days Camp next year! AMAZING!!!!
Special Day’s camp is a great place for kids with cancer or leukemia to go for a week and just be a kid. It is also a great place for their brothers and sisters to go and to be first for a change. This camp is set up to provide each child a camping experience designed for their special needs. They get to spend time with kids going thru the same experiences they are. This camp helps to teach the kids life skills to deal with treatment, school, work and general everyday stuff. They’re normal kids just dealing with extraordinary circumstances.
We got to visit camp this summer and see firsthand what this camp does and it is truly worth our time raising money for the kids. Special Days just celebrated their 35th year. Volunteers go out of their way to make each child feel normal. The nurses can even do chemo for kids that need it while they are there. 85% of the volunteer staff comes back each year. Special Days asks each family to pay $75.00 for their child to go to camp. Most families cannot afford this, so most of the campers are on a full scholarship. It costs about $1000.00 a child. The camp is for 2 weeks in the summer, one week for the siblings and one week for the children with cancer or leukemia. Then in January they have a reunion weekend where everyone goes together. It is a life changing experience for these kids, Thank You for supporting this important camp!
I want to take a minute and thank every Two Tracker member, plus Mike Henning, that volunteered, to help with the event. It would not be possible without you. THANK YOU!! Thom, Linnettee and Raven Rushing, Lori & Jeff Parmer, Steve Frantz, Jim Wiseman, Peter Ware, Bill & Cindy Sherwood, John Boom, Doug Wine, Dave & Diane Smith, Rob Otis, Chuck Henk, Dave Hemmerly. You guys Rock!
I also want to thank all the great business’s that donated door prizes, Venom Motorsports, Jeep Jamboree, Grand Rapids Griffins, Coopersville Farm Museum, Saugatuck Boat Cruises, Tom Woods, Coopersville & Marne Railway, Kalamazoo Nature Center, Grand Rapids Children Museum, Oswald Bear Ranch, Gilmore Car Museum, Kellogg Bird Sanctuary, TC Paintball, Timber Ridge, Craigs Cruisers, Shedd Aquarium, DTS/Drive Train Specialists, 4byFours Offroad Suspension and Fabrication, Meijers Gardens, Woodland Travel Center, XLine of West Michigan, Harold Ziegler, BDS Suspension/Zone Offroad, ACE Engineering, SmashHole Motorsports, 7 Slot Grill, White Caps, Compass Property Management, JCR Offroad, Belle Tire, Binder Park Zoo, Centershot Gun Range. They were all fantastic prizes’, THANK YOU!
Please keep track of our webpage on: twotrackers.org and our facebook page: www.facebook.com/pages/Two-Trackers-Wheelin-for-a-Cure/148425011986048 for information about the 3rd Annual Wheelin’ for a Cure Event, Coming September 26, 2015.
Shari French
Sharifrench123@hotmail.com

phittie1100
October 10th, 2014, 08:59 AM
Great report - glad to see you had such a good turn out, sorry we missed it this year.

Any trouble makers run the map backwards this year? :rolleyes:

marcfrench
October 13th, 2014, 07:06 AM
Great report - glad to see you had such a good turn out, sorry we missed it this year.

Any trouble makers run the map backwards this year? :rolleyes:

LOL no backwards trouble makers this year, :wave: but I did think about you during the day and wondered if anyone was going to follow in your shoes. We missed you, hopefully you can come again next year, Shari