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February 10th, 2016, 12:25 PM
The Two Trackers Four Wheel Drive Club will be hosting a Military Veteran Charity fund raising event on July 9th, 2016 at the Hudsonville Fairgrounds in Hudsonville MI.
9:00 am to 5:00 pm. There will be an aftermarket vendor area, food court, Car Show & Shine area and an progressive obstacle course to test your driving skills.
Entry: $5.00 for adult 16 years and older, $20 fee to participate in the car show, $20 per driver to try the obstacle course or $30 to do both Car Show and Obstacle course.

Superior Quality, Inc. is the main sponsor, which will allow 100% of proceeds to go to the following two West Michigan Military Veteran Charities:

Habitat For Humanity - Veteran Habitat Build
80% will go to Habitat For Humanity—Veteran Habitat Build:
A Veteran Program that empowers West Michigan veterans through homeownership, home repairs and mentorship. Our Veterans are coming home. Over the next five years, nearly 10,000 veterans will return to our state each year, many of them to Kent County. These brave men and women have sacrificed so much to serve our country. They deserve a place of peace and stability. They deserve a home.
Habitat for Humanity of Kent County is proud to stand with and work besides our veterans to provide a true homecoming. Each year we partner with veteran families to build new homes or renovate established homes. We invite you to hear their stories. We invite you to partner with us and become part of their stories.

Team Rubicon
20% will go to Team Rubicon:
Team Rubicon is a veteran-based, non-profit, specializing in disaster response. We unite the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams. Through this continued service, Team Rubicon provides our veterans with three things they lose after leaving the military: a purpose, gained through disaster relief; community,*built by serving with others; and identity, created by joining a new mission. Coupled with leadership development and other opportunities, Team Rubicon looks to help veterans transition from military to civilian life. Please visit our website to*learn more. http://www.teamrubiconusa.org.
Team Rubicon: Disasters are our business. Veterans are our passion.

The mission for this event is simple:

Involve off-road enthusiast in comradery with likeminded individuals.
Effectively integrate the Off-road community with Military Veteran Charities here in West Michigan.
To honor and show our appreciation to those who served and assist those veterans in need who sacrificed for our freedom

West Michigan Jeep & 4X4 Fest is a Fund Raising Event to support our Military Veterans in West Michigan. What better way than to show the love for the off-road sport, and to integrate our community with these Military Charities. We could not do what we do, if we didn’t have these brave men and women who sacrificed for our Freedom. This is an opportunity to give back to those most deserving, and best of all, it stays right here in West Michigan.
Kent County alone has nearly 34,000 veterans. An estimated 10,000 more veterans will return to Michigan each year through 2018.

March 14th, 2016, 03:45 PM
This is shaping up to be a great event. Can't wait. Lots of cool stuff to do and the proceeds going to great causes. :yourock:

April 2nd, 2016, 09:14 AM
Things are coming together nicely for this. Even have a couple of company's donating materials for the obstacle course. (see list below). If a vendor would like to sponsor or if someone would to just like to donate contact Bossman63.

Truck & Van Accessories - Gold ($500)
Section 1776 - Bronze ($100)
Great Lakes Tear Drops - Bronze ($100)
131 CB Shop - Bronze ($100)
Kerkstra Precast - Donating material to build obstacle course (cement barriers/ slabs/steps) AND will be donating $1,000.00 as well!!!
Northern Concrete Pipe - Donating material to build obstacle course (different sizes of cement tubes)
Action Glass - Bronze ($100)
Gemmen's - Bronze ($100)
Jenison NAPA - Bronze ($100)

May 17th, 2016, 03:09 PM
We want to thank the people who has signed up for our event sponsorships:

Section 1776
Great Lakes Teardrop
131 CB Shop
Cutting Edge Die Design
Action Glass
Everkept Disposal (plus dumpster service for event)
Jeep Armory
Extreme ORV Expo
Mike & Amy Kurtti
GM & Sons, Inc.
Ferris Coffee

4ByFours LLC
Courtesy Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
Rosedale Memorial Park Cemetery

Grandville Trailer
Truck & Van Specialties

Kerkstra Precast – donating material to build obstacle course PLUS ….. $1000!
Northern Concrete & Pipe - donating material to build obstacle course ($1000+ value)

If you know of a business or individual that would like to sponsor, please have them contact us! Dealine is this Friday 5/20/16

May 17th, 2016, 05:09 PM
Wow! Glad to see you're off to a great start!!

June 13th, 2016, 09:39 AM
Hello to all the 4x4 community members! What a great out pouring of sponsorship we have received. $9,000 + in sponsorship donations so far. and 100% of this will go to the charities.
The obstacle course design is 90% done, all the material has been donated by Kerkstra Precast and Northern Concrete & Pipe. The track will be constructed by Razors Edge Excavating and members of the Two Trackers Four Wheel Drive Club. This is a progressive course, so stock vehicles can easily do the first 1/3rd, mildly modified vehicles can do the second 1/3rd ... and you will want bigger tires, lockers and strong ambitions to drive the last 1/3rd!
We will have two live bands, a show & shine area where you have a chance to win the "Fan Favorite" picked, 3' trophy. Inflatable Frenzy will have their large Bounce house, slides and other inflatable things for the kids to play on. Food vendors will include: Palermo Pizza, A&E BBQ, Patty Matters (gourmet hamburgers), Big Moe's BBQ, Ferris Coffee truck and more. Don't forget to buy your Black, red or Camo West Michigan Jeep & 4x4 Fest hat. Just $20. While you are at it, pick up a couple 50/50 raffle tickets for your chance to win some BIG $$$!

If you own a Jeep or 4x4 rig, mark the July 9th date on your calendar and come out to the Hudsonville Fairgrounds (9:00 am to 7:00 pm). Spread the word and let's show our military veterans our appreciation for all they gave for our freedom!

July 8th, 2016, 05:39 AM
Please check out our website at www.westmichiganjeepfest.com to see the latest about this event.

Only 2 more days! We hope to see everyone there to support our Military Veterans

August 11th, 2016, 01:26 PM
I wanted to give everyone an update to our event. Thank you all who came out and supported our fund raising event for our Military Veterans! Over 700 people attended, 31 vehicles entered in the Show & Shine event, 2 live bands played for 5 hours and over 81 vehicles tried their driving skills on our 1/2 mile long progressive obstacle course.
Superior Quality, Inc. was the title sponsor which covered the cost to put the event on. 100% of the money raised went to the two West Michigan Veteran Charities. Through gate sales, donations and sponsorships, we raised a total of $17,373.00! Not bad for our first year.
Next year's event will take place on Saturday, June 24th at the Hudsonville Fairgrounds from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm. Anyone want to volunteer to help please contact me directly at Kelly.conley@superior-quality.com.

August 11th, 2016, 07:47 PM
Thanks for all the hard work! The event was great and very well organized. My daughter LOVED the inflatables and I had a great time. Will definitaly be there next year.

Ken Farley, Jr.