Racing for Kids

Racing for Kids

by Kim Tewalt on April 14, 2011

Some local adults got the chance to feel like kids again this evening. The Kiwanis Club of Zanesville hosted a corporate pinewood derby race at the Knights of Columbus, Sunrise Center. The event served as a fundraiser to support Kiwanis’s child-oriented programs.

"It’s a homerun." said event chairman Kevin Pinson. "It’s a great evening, people are having a great time, and we are generating almost $4,000 dollars for our projects.

There were 15 entries in the double-elimination race. Pinson says the evening was all about having fun.

"We’re out here having a good time, and the best part is it benefits the children of Zanesville" he said

Trophies were awarded to the top three finishers. A People’s Choice Award trophy was also presented to the car with the best looking design. The money raised will be used to support the Kiwanis Clubs’ annual Christmas party for low-income children, as well as Special Riders, a partnership with the Carr Center to provide horseback riding lessons to developmentally disabled children.